Is Bottled Water Good For The Environment?
There’s an increasing movement to switch away from plastic because of its damage to the environment. Let’s look at how we can make plastic more sustainable for the long run.
How Plastic Affects The Environment:
Plastic water bottles are an easy way to hydrate and can be the only option for those lacking safe water. The United States is one of the largest consumers of single-serve plastic water bottles in the world. And every year, around 35 billion plastic bottles end up in landfills in our landfills. It’s high time we thought twice before grabbing a single-serve bottle.
But when all is said and done, it’s hard to see the world switching entirely away from the convenience that bottled water offers. Everyone can agree, what we really need is a way to coexist with plastic in a sustainable way.
How to Choose a Better Plastic Bottle:
- Choose PET bottles over polycarbonate. Look for an imprint at the bottom of the bottle. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin is sustainable, durable and less taxing on the environment. It is also BPA free (Bisphenol A), which means you are doing your health a favor.
- Opt for bigger Culligan’s PET five-gallon bottles. They will lower your costs in the long run and reduce your plastic disposal. Plus, our five-gallon bottles can be sanitized and used over and over again.
- Select long-term alternatives: Reverse Osmosis (RO) filters and bottle-free coolers are great for home and the office. Culligan offers a range of sustainable RO filters, faucet filters and sustainable bottled water options to choose from. To learn more about how you can have better water whenever you want it, contact your local Culligan Man.
- Carry your own water bottle and refill as you go. Can’t get any easier than that, right?
Plastic is here to stay, but that doesn’t mean sustainability goes out the window. If we’re smart about how and how much plastic we use, sustainability and practicality can go hand in hand.