How Water Filters Help the Environment + Your Body Too!
As the global environmental crises continue to build up, consumers are becoming more aware of the long-term negative implications of ‘fast, cheap and disposable’ product packaging, especially water bottles. The consequences are evident in the way we access, transport, clean and utilize our water. Instead, we can live more sustainably and be better stewards of our planet.
Filtered water is necessary for human health, wellbeing and vitality. We are ‘comfort creatures’ and daily conveniences often become a priority in our active lives. Instead, we can be proactive and plan for our needs while saving time and money too. Because of the culture we have all adopted, there is “waste-heavy water consumption”. The FDA estimates that Americans spend over $4 Billion on bottled water annually. That’s a lot of plastic and a lot of money.
Plastic water bottles are bad for our ecosystem
It is convenient to go to the store, grab a water bottle and use it once and toss it. This behavior is shortsighted. There is a far-reaching chain of consequences both in production and post-use. While plastic bottles are recyclable, the reality is that only 30% of commercial plastic bottles get recycled and more than 69% end up in landfills.
Plastic Water Bottles in Landfills
It takes up to 350 years for plastic water bottles in landfills to decompose. Additionally, plastic bottles and packaging are polluting our oceans. Annually, an estimated 14 million tons of plastic pile up in the ocean. The microplastics are devastating the entire ecosystem not to mention what it does to your intestinal tract. Microplastics contain harmful chemicals that taint our food and water supply.
According to experts, there will be one pound of ocean plastic for every three pounds of fish by 2025. Predictions also show that by 2050 plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean. It goes without saying that we are reaching a crisis level that requires collective efforts and accountability– personal, organizational, and corporate.
The good news is that there are easy steps you can take that would significantly reduce your contributions to landfills, ocean pollution and other negative environmental impacts. You can help your own health and the health of our planet by replacing bottled water with ProOne filters distributed by Suson Essentials. Using filters are cheaper than purchasing bottles of water.
How we can reduce plastic use
As stewards of a planet with finite resources, it is our responsibility to ensure that we Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. First, reduce your use of toxic plastic so we can preserve our environment. Buy a stainless-steel water bottle or glass water bottle and refill the bottle at home from your filtered tap. You can reuse that daily. If you must use plastic, make sure that you recycle. Purchasing a water filter will reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles and support a healthier lifestyle.
There are many filters to choose from and you can select the one that supports your lifestyle. One of my favorites is the Traveler Gravity Water Filters which uses gravity to eliminate contaminants from water without the need for plumbing or electricity. This is great for at home use, dorms, travelling to hotels, and campgrounds too. Once the reservoir is filled, liquid is fed through the filters, into the tank beneath the filtration system.
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Water Filter Pitchers are designed for office use. They come with convenient pitcher containers which are suitable to easily sit on your desk. They fit effortlessly into refrigerators and remove over 220 contaminants improving the taste and smell of your drinking water.
Suson Essentials offers many affordable and NSF certified solutions that you can install at home yourself. I did it when I was disabled. Make sure you and your family have access to the cleanest and safest drinking water possible. You can view your options here.
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