Reverse Osmosis is an underused technology which eliminates harmful poluntants and toxins from your drinking water. Believe it or not, this process is actually more effective in cleansing water than you will find in your bought bottled water. The following will detail the problems and solutions with bottled water and show why reverse osmosis should be your source for drinking water.
Why Bottled Water is NOT the Solution
Environmental Issues with Bottled Water
Why Reverse Osmosis IS the Solution
Bottled Water is NOT the Solution:
It's no lie that bottled water is an effective way to get water on the go. However, many factors are ignored by this thinking. First off, all bottled water manufacturers use Reverse Osmosis systems to purify their water. You are effectively paying money for drinking water that you can get at home with an Reverse Osmosis system. Next, did you know that as much as
of bought bottled water starts out as the same tap water that you get at home? This furthers the argument that companies are using the same process that you could be doing, while saving alot of money and time. Another reason why bottled water is not the right move are the environmental impacts of this product. Going further in depth with these factors, such as landfill usage and the usage of oil, it will be shown that bottled water is not only a redunant task that you could be during, but also impacting the entire world with unnecessary problems.
Environmental Impacts of Bottled Water:
- Did you know that over 40 billion water bottles per year end up in landfills? This also translates into $1 billion dollars in plastic. Though these plastic bottles are not the primary source of increasing larger landfills, they do add on an enormous amount of space, along with the fact that these bottles are the longest to degrade in the entire landfill.
- Did you know that it takes over 17 million barrels of oil per year to make water bottles? This amount of oil would help to lower energy costs, instead of creating bottles for water which you can get from your house. With oil being at a premium these days, wouldn't it make sense to use a Reverse Osmosis system in your house, rather than having companies use precious oil?
- Did you know that manufacturing bottles creates more than 2.5 million tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2)? CO2 is a harmful gas which not only are we breathing more in each time bottles are made, but are also damaging the Earth's atmosphere. Is it worth adding this gas to the environment in order to create bottles that will be thrown away in a matter of minutes?
- Did you know that less than 15% of all bottles make it into the appropiate recycling bins? This is an astounding figure considering how many bottles of water are used each day. However, recycling bottles is only a temperary solution that does not eliminate the harmful effects to the environment.
Reverse Osmosis IS the Solution:
Having a Reverse Osmosis in your house is the closest thing you can have in getting the 'cleanest water.' Reverse Osmosis works by filtering water through a membrane, in order to strain out virtually all hazardous materials. Many advantages come from having a Reverse Osmosis system in your house, such as:
Most people spend around $1000 per person a year on bottled water.
Elimination of all harmful particles:
Reverse Osmosis is the only process known to filter most dangerous chemicals and pharmaceuticals, with incredible filter pores that are on the order of .0005 microns, which in comparison can not even be detected in the best microscopes.
Having a Reverse Osmosis system will save space for other items in your refrigerator and your home.
Most Reverse Osmosis systems can be installed for a one time relatively low price, depending on which type you want (undersink, counter top, whole house, etc.) Filters only need to be changed once a year, at an affordable cost.
Reverse Osmosis is the ultimate process to enjoy water without worrying about dangerous matter in your glass. Not only is it cheaper than bottled water, it helps with most environmental problems that come with bottled water, knowing that you will be drinking the cleanest water right from your house, and helping the environment.