Did you know that over 500 million plastic bottles – from soda, sports drinks, and bottled water – end up in lakes, rivers, and the ocean every year? That’s a lot of plastic – and it’s impacting our planet in a big way. Here’s more of the ugly truth about the water bottling industry and how you can do your part to put a dent in those bottles:
The cost of bottled water averages about $1.22 per gallon. The price for single-serve bottles is much higher, averaging over seven dollars per gallon. The cost of regular tap water? Less than half a penny per gallon, in most parts of the United States. That makes plastic water bottles some very expensive pollution.
Not So Clean, Either
At least bottled water is a lot cleaner than the water from your tap, right? Not so much. Many water bottling companies follow much laxer regulations for cleaning their water than municipal sources do – and aren’t responsible to the government for reporting on what’s in their water, either. When you buy bottled water, all you’re really paying extra for is that label and plastic that isn’t likely to be recycled.
Home Filtration – The Right Choice for the Planet
It’s easy to see that bottled water is not a good choice for a lot of reasons. But what can you do, if you want clean, healthy, fresh-tasting water in your home?
A water filtration system is a perfect choice. These filtration systems prevent the need for buying plastic bottles or gallon containers of water by providing clean, purified, fresh-tasting water in the home for a fraction of the cost. Whether you choose a local filter like a faucet or fridge model or go for an all-over water filtration system like a whole house setup, your family gets the clean water you need to drink, bathe, cook, and clean with – and the world gets a break from all that plastic pollution.