The production of bottled water requires millions of barrels of oil and the transporting of the water throughout the nation releases thousands of carbon emissions. On top of that, the recycling rate of these bottles is so extremely low – over 80% of empty water bottles end up in the nation’s landfills. A plastic water bottle can take hundreds of years to decompose and can release harmful toxins and chemicals into the earth in the process of doing so.
Instead…there are realistic options to purify your water through a water filter – you can purchase one that attaches directly to your faucet, a water pitcher that you can keep chilled in the refrigerator, or a whole house water system. I personally use a Brita filter in a pitcher that keeps the water fresh and cold in the fridge and refill it with faucet water throughout the day.
Use your glasses or mugs to drink water at home or if you’re on-the-go, invest in a metal or glass water bottle that you can fill up. And it can save you so much money – bottled water can cost anywhere from 240-10,000 times more than tap water, which is provided to your home for pennies for a gallon!