This Is What Happens to Every Bottle of Water

Did you know that it takes about 7 liters of water to make a 1 liter bottle of water? And that that bottle can be transported thousands of miles just to get to you? It may be a convenient beverage choice, but read on to discover the shocking life-cycle of bottled water.

Bottled water factory

Billions of Plastic Bottles Are Made

Crude oil and natural gas are extracted from ground, and taken to a refinery. Then, through a fancy process at a chemical processing plant, what’s called polyethylene terephthalate (you may know it as PET) pellets are made. These tiny PET pellets are then melted, and using a stretch blow molding technique, bottles in all kinds of shapes are made.

Making PET bottles