If you love bottled water but want to reduce your plastic waste, there’s good news for you. You do not have to give up the taste of purified water. In fact, you can get limitless water from your home’s tap instead of buying expensive bottles of water from the store. Find out how much you can really save in plastic waste by switching to home filtered water from bottled water.
How Much Does Bottled Water Impact the Planet?
Did you know that almost every minute, one million bottles of water are sold? Sales are so high because people demand great-tasting water. In some places, the municipal water may not be safe to drink. Other times, people simply prefer the convenience of a bottle they can take with them. However, you don’t have to contribute to these numbers.
The oceans seem to get a hard hit from plastic. Scientists estimate 8.8 million tons of plastics end up in the oceans where it disrupts the ecosystem. Additionally, 40% of this plastic waste comes from single-use items like plastic water bottles. If the trend continues, by 2050, the amount of plastic in the oceans could triple, devastating sea life.
How You Can Help
Choosing water from your home and using a refillable bottle can keep plastic out of landfills and the ocean. However, if you don’t like the taste of your city’s water, you can use a filtration system to improve it.
Home filters come in many capacities. Some treat all the water in your home, while others, like a reverse osmosis system, work at a single tap. Contact us at Best Home Water Treatment Systems to find out more about our products or to schedule a visit to get filtered water from your home’s tap. You can reduce your plastic use, and it starts with a call to our office at 951.737.1500.