Reducing Plastic Use: Replace Water Bottles with a FilterApril 6th, 2011 by Staff Writer
Reducing plastic use in your apartment means less waste and recycling, immensely helping the evironment. When looking for an easy place to start, consider replacing your water bottles with a filter.
Good-Tasting Water with Less Pollutants
Many people cite taste and pollutants as reasons they keep buying plastic bottles of water. When opting to start reducing plastic use in your apartment, those plastic water bottles have got to go. Investing in a water filter - whether in an over-the-faucet model or in a pitcher - can reduce pollutants and improve the taste of water, too. Considering many brands of bottled water are effectively filtered tap water, you can save yourself an unnecessary expense and reduce your use of plastic by filtering tap water yourself.
Using a Reusable Bottle
Many disposable plastic bottles contain BPA, which may cause health problems when it contaminates food and drink. You can replace your disposable bottles with a stainless steel or reusable BPA-free plastic thermos. Fill it with filtered tap water and enjoy the on-the-go convenience of water bottles without the waste or health risk. Avoid reusing a disposable bottle, as it may contain BPA.
Although a filter may be a bit of an investment, the fact is that you’ll spend far less in the long run once you stop buying disposable bottles of water. A filter is one-time purchase, with replacements once or twice a year at most.