Getting informed about the water you're really drinking.
Water. We drink it, bathe with it, and use it in a lot of different ways....but do we really know anything about the water we're using? Most people don't realize that there is a real difference in quality between the many brands of bottled water.
In an article entitled "Bottled Water vs Filtered Water" states that the healthiest water doesn't come in a bottle. Basic home water filtration is more convenient, produces higher quality water and costs a fraction of what bottled water costs. "10 times the quality, 1/10th the cost and no pollution!"
In this article it states that "Bottled water causes over 60,000,000 plastic bottles to be produced, filled, transported and disposed of "every day" in America. It is an environmental nightmare."
Some of the facts about about water bottles.
- It takes 3 times as much water to produce the bottle as it does to fill it.
- Use of fossil fuels and the related emissions from transporting dense, heavy containers of water throughout America make it even worse.
- Plastic takes over 300 years to degrade in nature.
Like Oprah always says, "If you know better, you do better" and now that I know better, I intend to not only do better, but get the word out to others who don't.
Unfortunately there will always be those who will try to sell you less for more, and skimp out on quality. Consumers beware and take action by sharing what you've learned with others who would appreciate the heads up!
Water filtration is the best way to go. Get yourself a water pitcher and some water filters as your least expensive option. You won't have to worry about how to dispose of the water bottles and your conscious will be clear about your own personal impact on the environment.
You can also purchase a water filtration system from Prestige Water.
Be eco-friendly and make the choice to stop purchasing bottled water! If you could actually see how much plastic dominates the landfills you would have done so already.