More than ever bottled water is being widely used among people at home, in the gym, at the office and for those on the go. Unfortunately landfills are growing at alarming rates as recycling rates are remaining low. Many plastic bottles end up in these landfills and not sent to a recycling facility. The energy required to manufacture the bottles is astonishing and their production is definitely producing a strain on the environment.
Many have suggested washing out and reusing plastic bottles but as the bottles age they leach more of a substance that makes the bottles flexible (phthalate), therefore rendering them useless for repeated use. To find alternative solutions to the rising issue with leftover bottled plastic containers, many are beginning to steer towards using filtered water. Water filters offer a possible inexpensive solution and can even remove dangerous contaminants from tap water.
Possibly think about either buying something like Sparkletts in bigger reusable containers or buying a water filtration device to ease the strain on landfill accumulation. It may be a less expensive route to getting good water. We can all recycle.