Why Buy Bottled Water?

One of the good habbits we are maintaining at home is using filtered Tap Water for drinking water. We even stopped using Water gallons for drinking water which we were utlizing for almost 5 to 6 years until my mom finally decided to use filtered tap water. It was such a releive to finally avoid seing all those empty Water gallons lying around in our kitchen which basically did not benefit us nor the environemt once the water inside it was over.

Speaking of Filtered tap water, I was wondering why do people go all the way buying boxes of bottled water (small and big) day after day to satisfy their thirst, instead why not use the same bottle day after day by washing the bottle and filling it with water and use the same bottle for a month and then maybe change it.

According to AllAboutWater.org, it is interesting to know how the excessive production of water bottles to satisfy consumers have the following environmental effects:

  • A 2001 report of the World Wide Fund for nature (WWF) indicates that roughly 1.5 million tons of plastic are spent in the bottling of 89 billion liters of water each year.
  • The energy required to manufacture and transport these bottles to market severely consumers limited fossil fuels.

So then why buy bottled water?

 

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