4 Reasons to Give Up Bottled Water
Posted: Julia Hearts
We need water to survive, and when a person gets thirsty, they tend to forget about the quality of the water that they drink.
If you are one of the people who hasn’t given up on drinking bottled water, you should read the following lines to find out 4 compelling reasons on why you should get rid of this bad habit.
1. It’s filled with contaminants
The shocking truth behind bottled water is that about 25% of it is actually tap water, therefore if you are buying bottled water to avoid drinking contaminated tap water, you’ll be very disappointed.
You can’t go on trusting that bottled water is contaminant free because no one tests every bottle that is being sold, and you can’t go on a study made on a single bottle and trust that all the others aren’t contaminated. In addition, if you don’t buy from a local producer, the bottled water that you drink is definitely filled with toxins eliminated by the plastic from which the bottle is being made due to the fact that they are transported and kept in poor conditions.
2. It increases the pollution
Unfortunately, most people don’t recycle their empty water bottles, and they end up throwing these dangerous plastic bottles carelessly.
The truth is that one of the biggest pollutants of our planet is plastic, and it’s all due to the fact that bottles get thrown away daily on the streets, on the beaches, and everywhere else except for the trash bins.
If you are a fighter in the war against pollution, stop buying bottled water immediately, and work on convincing others to do the same.
3. The bottles are dripping in oil
Every year, around 17 million barrels of oil go into producing bottled water in the U.S. alone, without including the amount that goes into transportation. This leads to about 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide per year produced to give you bottled water, which is a ridiculously high amount of pollution.
You should stop encouraging this oil wastage and pollution by giving up on bottled water, because you are not only harming yourself, but you are harming the environment by drinking it as well.
4. You pay more than it’s worth
The price of a bottle of water is ridiculously higher than the cost of its making, and you actually pay 99% of the money you spend on one for the fabrication of the bottle and the transport instead of paying for the water itself.
In average, a person who buys bottled water daily spends about $1500 per year, while the cost of drinking only tap water would be 50 cents per year.
If you are worried about the quality of your tap water, this being the reason why you buy and drink bottled water, invest in a water filter and stop buying the harmful and expensive bottled water.