If you’re looking to become zero waste, you need ZeroWater, the most eco-friendly water filter!
Sustainability is a top priority in 2022 as the climate crisis will soon reach the point of no return.
An interim report published by the UN in February described a “red alert from the planet”, adding that “governments are nowhere close to the level of ambition needed to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement”.
And that message was echoed in an article published in Nature last year, when a group of leading scientists warned that the Earth’s climate is closer to reaching crucial “tipping points” than was previously thought.
Therefore, it’s important that we all take as many steps as possible to be eco-friendly and build a bright, sustainable future for us all.
As climate change activist Greta Thurnberg powerfully stated at the UN Climate Summit “the eyes of all future generations are upon you.”
How can WE Save Our Planet?
Two of the main ways YOU can change your lifestyle in order to become zero waste and help the environment is by ceasing to buy single use plastic water bottles and by reducing your water footprint.
As stated in the National Research Council’s report on Research Pathways for the Next Decade (NRC, 1999): “Water is at the heart of both the causes and effects of climate change.”
It is our duty to ourselves, our children and to the planet to do whatever we can to help save the environment through sustainability!
Single Use Plastic = Planet Killer
The Guardian explains how the world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’.
Moreover, The Independent states that plastic drinks bottles are now the biggest plastic threat for our waterways.
In fact, plastic bottles are currently the 5th most commonly found rubbish item at coastline cleanups, making up a sizable portion of the total plastic pollution in oceans.
Single use plastic bottles are wasteful and detrimental as they will only be used once and then thrown away. They are non-biodegradable. This means that they can’t be recycled by living organisms and will consequently always pollute the ocean and earth.
This will harm wildlife, marine ecosystems and humanity by releasing toxic chemicals into the water, soil and atmosphere.
Moreover, plastics such as these eventually become microplastics and make their way into our water, which we ingest. Researchers determined that people are at risk for ingesting around 5 grams of plastic per week – equivalent to eating a credit card!
This can lead to long-term negative effects on our health such as infertility. Furthermore, microplastics have been revealed in the placentas of unborn babies which may cause long-term damage to foetuses.
Therefore, plastic bottled water is extremely dangerous to our environment and to our health.
So How can We Save Ourselves & Our Planet without Compromising on the Purity & Taste of Our Water?
Cutting out single use plastic is an important initial step in becoming zero waste.
Indeed, the term ‘zero waste’ is something to aspire to and strive towards rather than an achievable actuality. Humans create waste all the time but the important thing is to take steps to decrease your waste by investing in eco-friendly, long term, good quality products to help you become as sustainable as possible.
As we have explored, single-use products, particularly plastic ones, tend to end up in landfill and the ocean, causing harm to wildlife, the environment and our health.
YOU can prevent this by choosing to use reusable and eco-friendly alternatives instead.
Check out this handy list of eco-friendly alternatives for products you use every day.
A great eco-friendly alternative to single use plastic water bottles is a water filter.
Yes, water filter jugs are the answer to our climate crisis and to our need for pure tasting water!
Not only do they improve the taste of tap water (and thus help us to drink more of it) while eliminating the need for plastic bottles, but they often work out cheaper than buying the packaged stuff, too.
At ZeroWater we offer a wide variety of cost-effective, premium water filters.
- 30% = flushing the toilet
- 21% = laundry
- 13% = personal hygiene or washing
- 8% = washing up after meals
- 4% = drinking
- 7% = outdoor activities such as watering plants
- 19% = miscellaneous other uses around the home and places of work.
Uncontaminated freshwater is becoming an ever-diminishing resource in some parts of the world. As the population continues to increase, demand for water is perpetually growing.
Rivers are running dry, therefore many species of wildlife are becoming endangered.
This also impacts human life as water is becoming more and more contaminated or scarce.
By learning about and then decreasing your own personal water footprint you will help to create a more sustainable and equitable use of fresh water. This will aid not only the environment but your fellow human beings.
We have to come together in 2022 to create a more sustainable future.
Another important step on your zero waste journey is to ensure you waste as little water as possible.
Consumers can quickly and easily their water footprint (i.e. their home water use and waste) by employing some of these quick and easy methods:
- Install a smart water meter that will take hourly, automatic readings of your water use. This way you can see how much water you are using and reduce it accordingly. This will give you control and an understanding of your household’s water consumption. Moreover, this will save you money in the long run as you’ll spend less money on your water bills. This is especially key what with the price of living and the energy crisis meaning that your water bill will be more expensive than ever!
- Install water saving toilets that use less water when flushing.
- Applying a water-saving showerhead to reduce your water consumption while showering.
- Boycott single use plastic water bottles as this will increase your water footprint as well as contributing to plastic pollution.
- Invest in a water filter so you can get the purest tasting water while also reducing your water footprint without damaging the environment.
To Invest in a ZeroWater Filter Jug is to invest in a More Eco-friendly, Sustainable Life Style & Future!
Our Premium 5-Stage Ion Exchange Water Filtration System will aid you in reducing your water footprint and prevent you from buying harmful single use plastic.
It will also provide you with the purest tasting water free from contaminants such as microplastics.
When tested in accordance with the NSF’s protocol based on a 40 gallon filtration (double the rated usage), ZeroWater reduces 97% of Lead and 99.9% of Chromium from your tap water. They are third party tested to reduce 96% of Mercury, 99% of Uranium, 99% of Asbestos and 99% of Copper, among many other contaminants.
Therefore, our filters outperform any standard 2-Stage filter on the market such as Brita Filters which are only able remove around half of all dissolved solids! Take a look at our previous article for a detailed outline on how our Premium 5 Stage Ion Exchange water filters work!
A Zero Waste Life Style and Future is within Reach with a ZeroWater Fitler Jug.