the plastic problem

the plastic problem

It’s time to talk about plastic

According to the World Economic Forum ‘there will be more plastic than fish in terms of weight in the world’s oceans by 2050’ Plastic pollution in oceans causes at least one million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine mammals to die each year, as well as carrying invasive species that threaten native ecosystems. Ocean plastic also absorbs toxic chemicals that then enter the food chain and are linked with health problems in humans including cancer, malformation and infertility.

The charity Plastic Oceans estimates that by 2050, the amount of plastics produced globally will increase three times to 1,124 million tons.

The UK alone uses over 5 million tonnes of plastics each year, of which just 24% is currently being recycled. This figure needs to increase, particularly as nearly all types of plastic can now be recycled but often aren’t due to logistical and economic reasons.

what are the solutions

As with every issue in today’s world, it all comes down to Economics. The World Economic Forum said ‘the only way to avoid a disaster is to massively improve the economics and uptake of recycling. That means giving people incentives to collect plastic garbage and recycle, use reusable packaging, and encourage countries to drastically improve their waste collection infrastructure, to avoid plastic garbage leaking into the nature.

The Natural Resources Defence Council of the US agrees that we need to tackle this issue on both individual and industrial levels, saying that ‘the most effective way to stop plastic pollution in our oceans is to make sure it never reaches the water in the first place. We all need to do our fair share to stop plastic pollution: individuals need to recycle and never litter, but producers of single use plastic packaging need to do more too. We need producers to design packaging so that it is fully recyclable, and so there is less waste. We also need producers to help cover the costs of keeping their products out of the ocean.’

so what can you do now to help

Dispense with single-use plastic bottles and cups! Whilst the quantities of plastic being released into our oceans and the harm being done to us and our environment can be concepts too huge to get your head around, a manageable and practical place to start looking at helping to reduce the plastic burden on our oceans is one’s own consumption of the stuff. Get your freshly purified water from a BIBO rather than buying plastic-bottled mineral water.

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how much water should you drink every day

how much water should you drink every day

A common recommendation is to drink six or eight 240ml glasses of water or other fluid every day.

But you may need more or less, depending on your age, gender, weight, how healthy you are, how much you exercise and how hot and dry the climate is.

You may sometimes need to drink more water than usual if you:

  • Exercise intensely, especially in a hot climate
  • Experience extreme weather conditions (heat, humidity, cold or high altitudes)
  • Are sick (such as flu) or have a health condition such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis or kidney disease).
  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding

Kids need plenty of fluids as they can get dehydrated more easily than adults. And older people may need more fluids because of health conditions, including urinary tract infections.

The US Institute of Medicine recommends men get about 3.6 litres of water daily and women consume 2.6 litres – and that includes water from all foods and beverages.

The average person gets about 20% of their water for the day from food. An apple is 84% water, lettuce (95%) watermelon (92%), carrot (87%), bananas (74%) and broccoli (91%).

Even foods that you might not think of as moist, including some breads and minced beef, contain more than 50% water.

But when it comes to the crunch you can’t beat a glass of chilled, refreshing water to quench your thirst … and stay hydrated.

And for healthy, pure water on tap 24/7 you can’t go past BIBO.

BIBO provides instant filtered and purified water – at the perfect temperature – chilled, ambient and boiling – at the touch of a button.

It’s perfect as a water filtration system for home or office water dispenser.

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beat the summer heat with a BIBO water bar

beat the summer heat with a BIBO water bar

Surprise, surprise. Did you know that water is the main constituent of the human body?

It makes up for about 60% of body weight in adult males and 50-55% in females.

It’s no surprise then that water is essential for most body functions. To maintain a healthy lifestyle we depend on clean, drinkable, high quality water.

Every day we lose water in the form of water vapour in the breath we exhale and in our excreted sweat, urine, and stool. Small amounts of salts are also lost.

When we lose too much water, our bodies may become out of balance or dehydrated. And severe dehydration can lead to death.

Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in.

To maintain good health, we must remain hydrated.

According to health experts, a 60kg adult should consume about 2 litres of water a day – depending on climate, physical activity and culture.

And they say we should keep water available at all times – especially if you’re caring for an elderly person or young child.

Your body always needs water, but in the intense heat of an Australian summer, the need becomes more urgent.

A BIBO filtered water dispenser is the ideal way to beat the summer heat.

BIBO provides instant filtered, purified, chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button.

And with its advanced filter system BIBO eliminates the potential nasties from tap water, including pathogens and harmful bacteria.

With BIBO you enjoy the taste of pure, clean water.

When you try it, you’ll love it.

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can drinking more water help reduce chronic pain?

can drinking more water help reduce chronic pain?

Helping deal with reducing chronic pain could be as simple as drinking more water, a new study suggests.

Researchers at Massey University in New Zealand have been studying the impact dehydration can have on pain.

Massey University School of Sport and Exercise researcher Dr Toby Mündel hopes the research can reveal more about the link between the two.

Dr Mündel said there was already a good understanding about the effects of dehydration on performance. Dehydration can make you feel sluggish and you can’t concentrate as well.

Now early research has shown that people that are dehydrated may feel more pain than those who are hydrated.

Dr Mündel says dehydration may especially increase your level of pain If you have clinical conditions like arthritis, cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, or migraines for example, or if you’re preparing for or recovering from surgery where food and fluids are sometimes restricted. Also, common treatments like analgesics (pain-killers) or cognitive behaviour therapy, may be less effective in a dehydrated state.

The latest findings may pave the way for medical professionals to recommend that patients stay well hydrated to help manage their pain.

To maintain hydration, a filtered water dispenser is the ideal solution.

BIBO is a benchtop water dispenser that can be easily installed in your home or office to keep you hydrated 24/7.

BIBO comes with the latest filter and purifying technology to provide instant filtered, purified, chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button.

So why not make a healthy start to the New Year with BIBO?

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safe water solution for bottle fed babies

safe water solution for bottle fed babies

Healthy, pure and fresh water is a must for babies and toddlers.

It’s vital to remove the potential nasties from your tap water to protect your little ones.

But if you’re like me and are sick and tired of waiting for tap water to boil – here’s the perfect solution – it’s called BIBO.

With a BIBO filtered water dispenser there is no more waiting for water to boil or cool down when preparing your baby’s bottle.

It’s a lifesaver when baby wakes for those late night and early morning feeds. You simply press a button to fill baby’s bottle at the ideal pre-set temperature and perfect measure.

Featuring the latest technology to filter and purify your tap water to the highest standards,
BIBO is the safest choice in home water filter system for babies.

harmful bacteria

It removes all the harmful bacteria from tap-water, including micro-organisms, cysts and impurities such as lead and copper, which are potentially harmful to babies and toddlers.

Built-in UV lamp technology along with the continuous boiling cycle ensures water is well-sterilised.

BIBO boasts user-friendly touch screen technology and comes with built-in child locks for added safety.

With a BIBO water purifier you can say Bye Bye to your kettle and Bye Bye to the filter jug and Bye Bye to wasting precious time when preparing baby bottles in the wee small hours.

Water from BIBO is crystal clear, refreshing, healthy, and tastes great.

And just think of the extra sleep you’ll get!

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