Most Americans have access to clean water, yet we are the number one consumer of bottled water worldwide. We, as Americans, use an average of 50 billion water bottles each year, and that number is slowly climbing. What attracts people to water bottles? Is it the convenience? Is it because bottled water is perceived as being cleaner than tap water, or water from a fountain? Do people think the financial impact is minimal, therefore why worry about it? Have you ever thought of the impact bottled water has on you and the environment that surrounds you? In this article, we will be talking about the benefits of ditching that “one and done” water bottle and picking up a reusable BPA-free water bottle (we will discuss “BPA free” later in this article).