More and more Australians today are drinking single-use bottled water. Those who are always on the go appreciate the convenience and accessibility of bottled water. They are spared from having to carry heavy water bottles around and the responsibility of having to refill these with water.
But did you know that the convenience and accessibility of single-use bottled water come at a cost?
Bottled water produces more waste
Single-use water bottles contribute to landfill. In fact, according to a 2010 report by Clean Up Australia, one in ten items found on Clean Up Australia Day were related to plastic bottled water. And these water bottles stay, well, almost forever: because it takes 1,000 years for plastic bottles to break down, they linger on in landfills and in water, oftentimes killing marine life.
It’s not only the usage of bottled water that hurts the environment. Its production, from start to finish, has tremendous impact on the environment. According to nonprofit eco organization Do Something, the process of producing and delivering a litre of bottled water emits a hundred times more greenhouse gases than the production and delivery of tap water.
From as far back as we remember, we’ve always had fluoride in our tap water. In Australia, which is one of many countries in the world with water fluoridation programs, more than 70% of the population have access to fluoridated drinking water. Even before drinking bottled water became a habit for many of us, fluoridation had already been a practice in Australia since December 1953, just two years after the United States implemented it. Tasmania and New South Wales were among the first areas to start putting fluoride in their water.
While other people have chosen bottled water, many of us, for years, continued to drink our recommended 8 glasses of water every day with the knowledge that fluoride in our water was good for us. Continue reading
A water delivery service is not just for your office or factory. It’s also for your home.
Spring water is great for drinking and cooking and you can really taste the difference. Look in your kettle and you will see no buildup, because the water is so fresh and clean.
Call Pacific Springs to find out how you can get bottled water delivery in your home.
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