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DISCOVER

The life of

a plastic bottle

In the factory

Tonnes of greenhouse gasses were released during production – damaging the ozone, causing ocean acidification and contributing to climate change.

Did you know?

It takes

3L of water to produce 1L of bottled water.

Today

The bottle has joined the 130kg of single-use plastic that the average Australian consumes every year.

Did you know?

By 2050, scientists predict there will be

more plastics in the ocean than fish.

In 10 years

Rainwater has mixed in with the garbage – creating toxins which have begun to leak into the soils, oceans and waterways. Yuck.

Did you know?

Less than 20%

of plastic gets recycled in Australia.

In 50 years

The plastic is now starting to break down into smaller pieces called micro-plastics.

Did you know?

85% of Austalian seabirds

are affected by plastic pollution.

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In 450 years

The bottle no longer exists but the micro-plastics remain in the oceans and soil, and are even making their way into our food. Feeling sick yet?

Did you know?

Bottled water contains on average between

118 and 325 micro-plastics per litre.

Since 01 January 2020

58,530,329

single-use plastic bottles have been sent to landfill

1,021,917

bottles every day

1,440

bottles every minute

140

Olympic sized swimming pools filled every year

Programs
Programs

How we're helping

People

We're on a mission to inspire more people like you to keep a reusable bottle handy – with free refills on offer wherever you find the Choose Tap sticker.

Get Involved

Businesses

We work with businesses and organisations of all kinds to promote tap water to their employees and customers – helping to reduce plastic use and create more refillers and less landfillers.

Work With Us

Partners

Our network of 20 water retailers and councils across the country is growing all the time.

Find out more
A woman sitting at an outside table with a glass of water
A woman sitting at an outside table with a glass of water

In your local area

We’re teaming up with our network of councils and water retailers to get active in local communities – supporting access to free tap water and promoting healthy choices.

Find a tap anytime anywhere

Need to quench a thirst while you're out and about? If you’re in a new place and looking for your nearest source of tap water – we’ve got a map for that.

"Refillers Welcome "- Choose Tap sticker displayed on shop window
"Refillers Welcome "- Choose Tap sticker displayed on shop window