‘Bottled Water’ Archives
Tap water is so yesterday. Today’s consumer has so many better options for their busy, active lifestyle that tap water has been all but forgotten.
You can choose from distilled, filtered, purified, reverse osmosis, spring water, and mineral water. You can even buy bottled tap water! You can buy water from France, Denmark, Switzerland, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Washington, Maine, even the island of Fiji in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Your drinking water can come from volcanoes, glaciers, mountains, and rainforests.
The bottlers will sell you water to make you more alert and more relaxed, water for women, water with high ph, low ph, water with fruit added, water with minerals added, water with minerals taken out, and water with flower essences. You can even buy water with added oxygen, in case you’re not getting enough oxygen!
One thing they all have in common is that they come in plastic bottles that are typically used one time and thrown away. We will examine the different types of purification methods, where the water comes from, how it gets to you and what happens to the plastic after it leaves your hand. We do this with the hope that you will take into account the impact of your decisions before you buy.
Spring water is the most natural type of water for humans to drink, and contains beneficial minerals and elements. But the way we have been drinking it for the last 40 years or so - from plastic bottles - is not so natural...Read More
One of the most common methods to purify water is distillation. This is an extremely energy intensive, wasteful process and it’s not as healthy as you might think. Additionally, because this water comes in single-use plastic bottles, distilled water is not a responsible choice.Read More
Most bottled water producers use a process called Reverse Osmosis to filter their water. Tap water is pushed through a membrane with microscopic holes that filter out molecules, ions and other chemical compounds that are larger than water molecules.Read More
As recently as a few decades ago, the concept of bottled water barely existed. The 5 gallon water cooler/fountain that used to quench one’s thirst outside our homes has now been replaced by 8 oz. plastic bottles. Many people even use plastic bottles of water inside their homes.Read More