There are people who drink water directly from their taps while others drink mineral water. However, drinking bottled water is not as healthy and green is believed! Here are 5 reasons not to consume bottled water. We often tell you, it is advisable to drink 1.5 liters of water a day to maintain hydration of the body. To better measure the amount of water our bodies need, it often refers to the water that large size distributions provide (mostly of one-liter bottles). But between making bottles for recycling plastic, this packaging method has many negative points and damages our health and to the environment. After realizing the five reasons why it must end these bottles, you will no longer drink your water the same way.
1. It is not so good for health
Plastic water bottles are made from chemical compounds called PET (Terephthalate ethylene) with adverse health effects. Indeed, they contain endocrine disruptors that affect the proper functioning of our cells. Exposure to these chemicals, even at low doses, can cause hormonal dysfunction, decreased fertility or sterility see and even breast cancer.
In addition, the bottle reuse is hazardous to health because the bottle bottoms promote the appearance of bacteria and germs of all kinds. According to a recent study , there have been, in a recycled bottle, 20 times more bacteria than in the bowl of a dog, and 100 times more than on the toilet bowl. And that's not all: 60% of these bacteria carry diseases.
2. It is less healthy than tap water
Bottled water is not as pure as we think. Very few come true groundwater sources and some may contain arsenic naturally present in rocks at source. While tap water is perfectly healthy. This is because, in France, the drinking water service is monitored for safety issues while industrial standards tend to be a little more lax.
But most astonishing is that almost 25% of bottled water comes from the tap! Industries then treat this water to sell it more expensive. So you can drink tap water. As a precaution, you can install a filter on the faucet that eliminates taste and the last residues it may contain.
3. It is (much) more expensive than tap water
According to the House Consumption and the Environment (a group of consumer organizations), bottled water costs about 120 times more expensive than tap water! And because it's not bottled water that you pay the more expensive but the plastic packaging! The bottled water industry pays a lot of money when you can consume water for free (at least that is already paying in its housing expenses) from the tap.
4. It is far from green
This is not a new, plastic bottles generate a considerable amount of waste. Although some materials plastics are recycled (PET # 1 - # 2 HDPE - PP # 5), the recycling cycle of this material is not infinite and requires a lot of energy that can harm the environment ( incinerator, etc. trucks) in addition, the bottles plastic are easily found in nature (particularly in the oceans and forests) and offers dozens or even hundreds of years to disappear. More reason to ban these bottles from home.
5. Greener alternatives
To consume more bottled water, it offers a simple alternative and accessible to all: the purchase of reusable bottle or bottle of any shape or size you like. Prefer a glass or stainless steel resistant material and can easily take with you anywhere. For the home, consider investing in a glass pitcher with a biodegradable filter and ensures a more reliable water. For more taste, feel free to add pieces of fruit or vegetables for an effect detox and colorful!