say no to bottled water with a water filtration system
There is no evidence that bottled water is more “pure” than tap water, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest that bottled water is costly – both to the hip pocket and to the environment.
Clean Up Australia says that plastic bottles are among the 10 most common rubbish items picked up on Clean Up Australia Day.
The best thing Australians can do to help protect the environment is to avoid bottled water, they say.
And here are the reasons why:
Spring water is extracted from underground aquifers upstream from where the water surfaces. This disrupts aquifer flow, affecting flora and fauna.
Transportation of bottled water around the world requires burning of fossil fuels.
landfill and the litter stream:
Although plastic bottles are recyclable, many end up in landfill and take up to 1000 years to break down. When littered they often end up in the sea where they break up in small pieces, killing marine life that mistake them for food.
And US-based policy research organisation, The Pacific Institute, estimates twice as much water is used in producing the plastic bottle as there is in the bottle itself. This means every litre consumed actually represents three litres of water.
Australian tap water is world standard drinking water so it is the safe, cheap and sustainable option. Clean Up Australia suggests you should install a tap filter if you are concerned about the taste or quality of your local tap water.
It’s environmentally friendly and energy efficient – and it delivers healthy, pure water 24/7 and at the touch of a button.
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