I really like the new commercial about the filter-style water pitchers. They show a person doing some sort of activity such as treadmill running or even reading a book. In all cases, the person is accompanied by a plastic bottle of water. The commercial displays the line “20 minutes on a treadmill (or whatever the activity is): forever in a landfill”. The “forever in a landfill” is of course referring to the plastic water bottle.
We have addressed this issue of the plastic water bottles in the recent past. Our solution to the problem might be a bit more expensive than a filtering pitcher, but it’s much more practical.
Today, everyone knows how important it is to keep hydrated either while exercising or even at rest. Water helps to clean out the toxins in your body, and especially today, there are plenty of toxins in our environment. But the use and waste of these plastic bottles is going to catch up with us quickly. Either re-using the bottle or choosing an alternate, washable container is the right thing to do.
Keeping the water as clean and fresh as the bottled water factories do is easy too. Reverse osmosis is the single most effective, efficient and economical method of purifying your tap water available today. And it’s also orders of magnitude cleaner than any pitcher filter.