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How Water Filters Help the Environment
Helping the environment isn’t something everyone considers, but we should. The more our world's population grows, the more our planet suffers. Investing in a water filter allows us to do our part, providing the chance to make a big impact without a lot of effort.
In fact, water filters help the environment in a variety of ways, including the following:
Water Filters Decrease the Use of Plastic
Drinking bottled water has become increasingly popular, partly due to its convenience and partly due to the benefits of skipping the water flowing from the faucet in favor of something healthier and cleaner. But while plastic may be fantastic in some regards, it’s nature’s enemy. Plastic water bottle manufacturing relies heavily on fossil fuels and leaves a large carbon footprint. And that’s just the first part of the one-two planet punch: more plastic water bottles in circulation means more pollution, more litter, more landfills, and exposure to more chemicals.
Water Filters Allows Us to Engage in Our Own Kind of Recycling
Among the biggest problems with plastic water bottles is that they’re one and done; most people use them a single time and then toss them into the trash. A water filter allows us to use the same water bottle over and over again, engaging in our own kind of recycling…one that leaves no negative impact on the environment. With a water filter, we can drink clean and pure water from the same multi-use bottle for years to come.
Water Filters Protect Wildlife
Water filters benefit everything from seals to eels, deer to steer, larks to sharks, and baboons to raccoons. One of the ways filters do this is by reducing the number of plastic bottles submerged in the ocean. This directly benefits marine life while removing pollutants floating in the waters from which land animals drink. All and all, plastic water bottles are one of the biggest contributors to ocean pollution - by eliminating their use, we stop the damage before it starts.
Water Filters Decrease the Size of Landfills
While it might not really take seven years for a piece of gum to digest, it does take hundreds of years for plastic water bottles to decompose. Incineration is not a viable option because of the chemicals burnt plastic emits. This means that the only way to remove these bottles from landfills is to recycle or, more ideally, not use them to begin with.
Water Filters Keep Eco-Friendly Appliances in Working Order
Water filters don’t just protect families; they protect dishwashers, washing machines, hot water tanks, ice makers, and refrigerators, too. Water filters remove sediment that can build up and damage appliances. This damage can interfere with the appliance’s energy efficiency, harming the environment through a collateral route. If the damage is extreme, it can ruin the appliance altogether, harming checkbooks, as well.
Water filters benefit the environment in both direct and roundabout ways. We should all consider investing in one for ourselves, our children, and our precious Mother Earth.
Vita Filters merges water purification with peace of mind. Contact us today to learn how we bring maximum contaminant removal and healthier, cleaner water straight to your front door.