If you are prone to stocking up on plastic bottled water, then this zero waste lifestyle switch will reduce a considerable amount of your waste and save you money. As a nation, we throw away 35 billion plastic bottles a year. Even the 25% of those that get recycled will almost always end up in a landfill. The best solution is to just eliminate the usage altogether. Generally, the reason why many people drink bottled water is that they do not like the taste of tap. Opt for a filter for your faucet so that you get the taste that you enjoy. The filters are usually recyclable through their manufacturer and this still saves many plastic bottles from going into circulation.
Another reason people stick to their bottled water, is they believe that it is safer. Your tap water has more federal regulations than any bottled water (which usually is just someone else’s tap). So the idea that bottled water is safer, is untrue. Also, think of the hundreds of dollars you’ll save a year on the stuff when you get it for considerably cheaper out of your faucet! Finally, and this is a big one, convenience. We are a go-go-go society and stopping by the store to grab a bottle of water when you’re thirsty is just, well, easy. Is a challenge ever easy, though? Trust me it took awhile for my husband and me to get into the habit of always having our water bottles on us. But hey, after countless failures, we finally have a groove and so will you!
Don’t want to purchase a water bottle? Use a mason jar that can serve multiple purposes while you’re on the go!