- BOTTLED WATER IS OFTEN GLORIFIED TAP WATER!
Good marketing of bottled water might make you think the water is from an underground spring but approximately 25% of bottled water is sourced from … the tap. Sure they filter it but ‘Sydney Water’ municipal water goes through one of 9 filtration plants before it reaches your tap and it doesn’t come with the extreme markup. But if that doesn’t satisfy you there are many fantastic filtering options for your home.
- BOTTLED WATERS CAN CONTAIN TOXINS!
Bottled water companies increasingly use BPA-free plastic, but laced into plastic bottles are other chemicals that can seep out if bottles are exposed to heat or sit around for a long time. No one knows for sure what the health outcomes are. Do you really want your body to undergo that experiment? Also, in the US the FDA has started regulating bottled water as studies have shown that bottled water samples can contain phthalates, mould, microbes, benzene, trihalomethanes.
- PLASTIC BOTTLES ARE NOT SUSTAINABLE, NO MATTER WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TOLD!
To manufacture, fill and ship the bottles around the world vast quantities of fossil fuels and water are used. The bottles are generally not truly biodegradable and even when downcycled degrading plastic containers can leach toxins into watersheds and soil for the next millennia.
- IT’S EASY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
When you ditch disposable bottled water, you save money, live healthier, and make a positive impact on the environment. So go out and buy yourself a funky BPA free or even better a stainless steel reusable water bottle today and take the pledge at www.tapsydney.com.au, we did!