Four Alternatives to Bottled Water

Published on June 25th, 2012 | by

by Christine Kane

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

If you are anything like me, then you are sick of paying loads of money for bottled water.  Not only are you paying big bucks for it, the bottles themselves are not good for your or the environment. Plastic contains tons of toxins which can seep into your water, making it really unhealthy to drink. On top of that, plastic also takes up a lot of space in landfills and never goes away. Why damage yourself, the environment, and your pocketbook? Try one of these four alternatives to bottled water today:

Pitcher – If your concern when buying bottled water is the cleanliness of the water you are drinking, then look no further. A water pitcher with a filter is an affordable alternative. Most quality filters remove all the toxins, chemicals and metals from your tap water, giving you the same clean, great tasting water you are accustomed to. Best of all, you can store the filtered water in your fridge so that it is always ice cold.

In-sink –Need more filtered water than a little pitcher can give? An in-sink filter is a great alternative. Attaching the filter to your spigot is easy and the filter can process much more water than a pitcher’s before it needs to be replaced. Just be careful to run only cold water through it. Hot water can damage the filter and shorten the lifespan.

Water Cooler –If a filter is not your cup of tea, then you can always go for bottled water’s big brother. The large bottles are cleaned and reused, so the impact on the environment is reduced. The plastic they are made from is also stronger and less likely to seep toxins.  Best of all, they are delivered to your door, so you don’t have to cart them home. You can also choose to refill your own at any local supermarket for a better price.

Steel –If portability is what you need, consider getting a stainless steel water bottle.  Washable and reusable, steel doesn’t seep chemicals like plastic and aluminum do, and it is also safe to carry around with you- unlike glass. The insulated bottles available keep water cold longer and come in a variety of sizes to meet your need. Refilling them is a lot cheaper than buying endless plastic bottles.

No matter what your reason is for trashing bottled water, consider these four options. One is bound to meet your needs and satisfy your body’s craving for cool, refreshing water.

Christine Kane is a graduate of Communication and Journalism. She enjoys writing about a wide-variety of subjects including internet service for different blogs. She can be reached via email at: Christi.Kane00 @ gmail.com

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