Choosing Not to Pollute with Plastic
With summer now upon us, the purchase of water always increases. I was alarmed to read the recent findings of possible E-Coli contamination from Niagara Bottling company, a company responsible for bottling several store-brand water bottles.
Aside from the facts that we know about how these plastic bottles affect our environment, it seems like a great idea to find an alternative way to quench our thirst. Did you know that even with recycling efforts, 6 out of 7 plastic bottles consumed in the U.S. are “downcycled”— Which means they are sent for the next millennia somewhere out there, putting its toxins into our watersheds and soil as well as into our oceans and passing the problem to our future generations?
And then there is that rumor that bottled water really comes directly from the tap! Really? NRDC conducted a four-year review of the bottled water industry and the safety standards that govern it, including a comparison of national bottled water rules with national tap water rules, and independent testing of over 1,000 bottles of water. Our conclusion is that there is no assurance that just because water comes out of a bottle it is any cleaner or safer than water from the tap. And in fact, an estimated 25 percent or more of bottled water is really just tap water in a bottle — sometimes further treated, sometimes not.
Got any alternatives? Our home uses multi-patented Get Clean Water which uses a solid block of carbon to filter and clean water. Each Get Clean Water filter is certified to reduce contaminants from 80 gallons of water, twice as much as Brita® and PUR® pitcher filters, and each filter is made from sustainable coconut shell carbon using a zero-emission process. As the first pitcher with a refillable carbon-block filter system, Get Clean Water also reduces landfill waste.
If you are concerned about your tap water and wish an alternative to purchasing plastic bottles of water, go here for more information or contact me for more information about this option. Purchase our Starter Pak this month and I will refund you (with a check from me) 10% of your purchase price; my gift to you AND the planet!