We all drink water from the plastic bottles. We prefer bottled water as the purest form of water made available right from the aquifer or the mountain. But that is a misconception spread among all. Bottled water is no pure than the tap water available or even worse sometimes. But we pay money and get the so called super purified water which is the root cause of the major plastic pollution in the world. The bottle being used are non-recyclable. The Bisphenol -A, a chemical in the constitution of the plastic bottle makes it non-biodegradable which will lie in the soil as such for more than 700 years untouched.1.5 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water every year .When it comes to Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from polycarbonate plastic bottles, it’s not whether the container is new or old but the liquid’s temperature that has the most impact on how much BPA is released, according to University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists.
The plastic used for bottling is manufactured from petroleum.One of the main problem with bottled water production is its reliance on fossil fuels. In short, large amoount of energy is wasted for the productin of water bottles which in turn is going to create massive pollution. We pay money to buy the pollutants.
A lot of bottled water is just plain tap water. Many bottled water businesses repackage tap water into pplastic bottles, then sell them back to you at prices higher than gas and increasing just as rapidly. Aquafina, as an example , has finally been pressured into amending its labels to advise consumers that Aquafina water comes from tap water. Why not just drink tap water? In fact, more than a quarter of bottled water is just processed tap water. Also it takes in excess of 25 times the amount of water to make each plastic bottle than the bottle contains.
Coming to the point of recycling, new technologies have been developed in Singapore that will allow manufacturers to use organic chemicals called ionic liquids to pull C02 from the atmosphere (in much the same way plants do) and use these gasses to make non-toxic, BPA-free bottles that are 40% C02 by weight. Not only would such bottles be healthy for consumers, they would in fact remove harmful emissions from the environment.
A portable water filter is a perfect solution for water filtration on the go. A portable water filter allows anyone to filter their own water, no matter where they travel;across town or around the world.
People must freed themselves from the use and toss mentality. Reduce and reuse are more efficient than recycling.
So lets us not pollute our environment. Let us love our nature. Say bye to bottled water.