Kick the Bottle Habit

Save resources by drinking from a glass whenever you can, or use a refillable, stainless steel bottle when you are on the go.

water bottle pollution

Ever wonder where most of those plastic water bottles go that we knock back from every day? Into landfills, where they live on and on and on and on. Exempt from many state deposit laws, and most often used away from home, where recycling bins are scarce, the majority of water bottles do not make it into the recycling stream.

Not only do they accumulate and stress landfills, they are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a petroleum product, and their manufacturing process uses oil, a nonrenewable energy source, and increases CO2 emissions.

So kick the plastic water bottle habit. That way you can avoid the controversy over chemicals leaching from both hard and soft plastics into your water, even at room temperatures.

Empty disposable water bottles are a major pollutant and are especially noticeable as floating bottle islands in our oceans and in landfills. Bottled water is bad for the environment!  Of course, it’s not only bottled water; there are many other beverages that also use disposable plastic bottles.  We need to engage in eco-friendly drinking habits and should  try to reuse bottles vs recycling them.  Tap water is not always safe to drink, that’s why many people have turned to bottled water.  In developing countries and even in South Africa, the water cannot always be trusted (and it can have a terrible taste such as White River municipal water!).  Rainwater harvesting allows you to have control of the water that you drink.  Rain is diverted off your rooftop to water tanks then appropriately filtered, resulting in pure, good-tasting water with no added chemicals such as chlorine (chlorine is bad for your health and  chlorinated water is highly  toxic to the environment).  Contact us for all your rainwater harvesting, greywater recycling and water conservation requirements.  We are authorized JoJo Water Tank dealers for Mpumalanga and Limpopo; we supply and install water tanks, rainwater tanks and water tank stands.

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