Sure, it’s idealistic, but Artefact’s proposed 999bottle would be a fantastic way to help visualize the impact of buying bottled water. The re-usable container sports dials which allow you to keep track of how many times you’ve re-filled the bottle.
While the dial keep tracks of the number of bottles you save – the app helps visualize the impact of your non-consumption: At 8 bottles, you will have amortized your initial purchase, 15 bottles is a stack about as tall as a giraffe. At 147, the bottles you non-consumed have saved you $326 and 7 gallons of oil. Stacked on top of each other that would amount to a 15 story building.