Environmental Impact Calculator

Environmental Impact Calculator

Disposable plastics are a blight on our environment – have you ever considered your personal impact?

Number of single-use (0.75 L) plastic water bottles drunk per week?


Impact over time*

With the same amount of energy you could…

“drive 0 miles in a car.”

“light a 60W light bulb for 0 hours”

*Quoted values are based on research done by Pacific Institute (2007): “Bottled Water and Energy” Fact Sheet

**Cost/litre of water from Veragon machines varies according to weather/environmental conditions and energy costs

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