Posts Tagged ‘bottles’

Cheap, Clean Drinking Water…

Water, water everywhere but is it safe to drink?
…not always easy to find, in this day and age.
So I’ve given up the bottled water thing, what with all the scrunched, crunched and battered bottles I see alll over the place and the facts of how much energy it consumes to produce, fill and transport those bottles.
Then, as I mentioned, there’s dealing with the empty plastic bottles.
It blew my mind when I read about the numbers over at the Wikipedia entry on bottle water.
Americans consume some 50 billion bottles of water per year!
Further, only about 26% of those bottles make it back for recycling. Think about it…
That’s a LOT of plastic floating around (and I DO mean floating… check out this piece on the Atlantic garbage Patch, from Discovery News.

What’s in YOUR Water?
Of course, if I’m not buying bottled water anymore, tap water is the alternative it seems, and I have to say I’m not thrilled with the prospect. I’m even less thrilled having discovered some other contaminants now being found in municipal water supplies.
Pharmaceuticals lurking in U.S. drinking water
(from the March 2008 MSNBC/AP 3-part report)
“A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.”
I sure wish those Tea Party idiots who were all worked up about flouride in our drinking water, and protected weasels like the criminals over at BP, would get a lather up over the drugs in our drinking water.
Not bloody likely so I decided to take matters into my own hands…
I went over to place for green living ideas, goods and supplies ~ BioBarneys.com and, after reading one of their guides, got myself a GE faucet filter for my green homeGE faucet mount filter found at Biobarneys.com
This baby not only takes out sediment and those nasty heavy metals (like cadmium, mercury, etc.), it also strips out the nasties making their way into many, many, many municipal water supplies these days.
It’s supposed to treat up to 100 gallons before it needs faucet mount replacement filter so I figure I’ll bepaying about $.10 a gallon for my water; a darn site cheaper than the bottled water & there’s no bottles to deal with, either.
For under 30 bucks I get clean drinking water out of my tap (great for washing veggies, too), avoid dealing with bottles and save myself I chunk of change to boot!
THAT is easy, green living my friends.

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