The amount of bottled water people drink has been up in recent years. The amount of plastic recycled has increased as well. Recent studies suggest water bottle recycling is up to 38.6% in 2011, a massive jump from 19% in 2003.
About 38.6% of water bottles are recycled, leaving tens of millions to go to landfills and become waste. Simply recycling will help to keep plastic water bottles out of landfills.
Several states have put recycling bills into effect, increasing the rate that water bottles are taken into be recycled. California, Hawaii, and Maine are the only three states that have water bottles specifically in the law.
If you drink bottled water, you should take the time recycling water bottles. It keeps the environment clean.