What a waste! According to some estimates, it takes up to 3L of water to manufacture 1L of bottled water. This, plus liters of petroleum used to produce the PET bottles, bulk of which are not recycled; liters of gasoline to transport the bottled water products; and the health risks that come with drinking from plastic, are major reasons why we shouldn’t drink bottled water anymore.
More information like this can be found on the National Geographic Green Guide entitled “Why Tap Water Is Better Than Bottled Water”. I still won’t drink tap water because of the chemicals it contains to clean the water but I truly believe DIY filtered tap water is the healthiest and most environmental choice for drinking water.
In honor of Earth Hour and World Water Day, I encourage everyone to start filtering water on your own (regardless of what water filter brand you choose) and use recyclable glass or stainless steel bottles to carry around with you. You will save yourself and the planet in the long run.
Two more days left until we choose winners for our World Water Day blog giveaway! Read more here.