Bottled Water Friend or Foe?
I would like to start off by saying that I once used to buy bottled water everyday. Then I discard the empty containers into the trash without the worry of what damage I caused by just throwing ample amounts of plastic bottles away. After doing some reasearch about what happens to the bottles I was appauled. Our landfills are overwhelmed by plastic bottles, over 30%. Not to mention the chemicals that come off of the plastic and leach into our water systems by runoff or seeping into the ground water. However, the convience of the water on the go is very important. But in this case the convience comes with a warning, not only to the enviroment but also to your health.
As mentioned before, plastic is made up of chemicals and petroleum by-products which not only leach into our water but also into our bodies. The average bottle of water sits in a warehouse, gets shipped, sits in another warehouse, goes to your local store then sits on that shelf for who knows how long! In a life of a water bottle it has plenty of time to leach its chemicals into the water in which it holds. Therefore, we consume all those chemicals and bacteria that has formed during the shelf life of the water.
Most of "bottled water" is nothing more than filtered tap water and is just as bad as tap water. Shouldn't everyone have access to PURE WATER at their fingertips everyday while not only saving the enviroment but also their wallets? Once again, petroleum by-products and plastic bottles are one of the causes in fuel hikes. But, if you think about it; investing in a Reverse Osmosis Water System will only cost you about .2 cents per 8oz glass where as a case of water will cost about $5 which adds up to almost .4 cents per 8 oz bottle.
With a reverse osmosis water system, you can have pure water on demand to cook with drink at home or on the go with a reusable container. Knowing you are helping not only yourself but also the enviroment. It is time you do Yourself and the Enviroment a favor.