Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Say Good-bye To Plastic Water Bottles

Americans use 4 million plastic bottles every hour - but only 1 in 4 is recycled.

Believe it or not, bottled water isn’t always cleaner than tap water. The production, shipment, and disposal of plastic water bottles are taking an enormous toll on the environment. The kinder, gentler approach is to filter your own water.

I love the funky and customizable SIGG bottles.

my water bottles

Some benefits of ditching plastic bottles of water and filtering your own water.

  • Save the 1.5 million tons of plastic expended in the bottling of 89 billion liters of water each year.
  • Get rid of contaminants normally found in tap water such as chlorine, cryptosporidium, Giardia, lead and pesticide runoff.
  • Save money.If you ditch just one water bottle a week, you can save close to $100/year!
  • Filters are a safer bet - up to 40% of all bottled water comes from a city water system.

stats come from here.

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