In a world where our climate is constantly battling the impact of human waste and pollution, resorting to plastic bottles of water needs to stop. We just can’t justify single-use plastic bottles anymore when there are so many brilliant alternatives out there for us to take advantage of. So much plastic ends up in our oceans, damaging wildlife and contributing to our increased carbon footprints – it’s time to channel our inner Greta Thunberg and make a change!
But ditching plastic bottled water doesn’t just help the environment, there are lots of other benefits that come with bidding farewell to bottled water. Check them out below.
Plastic water bottle pollution is hurting our planet
Unless you been avoiding the news over the past few years, you’ll know climate change is a big deal – and if you disagree, you definitely need to head to Netflix and watch David Attenborough’s Extinction documentary. Like, now!
Plastic Oceans estimate that over 500 billion plastic bottles are used every year worldwide and single-use plastic is a prime example of how humans are polluting our planet. The high demand for plastic water bottles means we use a large number of fossil fuels to create more and more plastic, which in turn, increases the amount of carbon emissions that go into the atmosphere and destroy our ecosystems.
And the problems don’t stop there! Once a plastic bottle has been used, incorrect recycling means they can (and very often do) end up in the ocean. If your water bottle has found its way to the big blue, it will break up very slowly into micro-plastics which are incredibly damaging to marine life. Micro-plastics can even make their way onto your dinner plate having been consumed by the fish you bought for tea! But micro-plastics are not just making their way on to our plates, they can even end up back in bottled water… The irony is real.
Plastic bottles are expensive!
When you’re caught short on the move and need to top up your liquid levels, the attraction of a bottle of water is clear – it seems cheap and easy, right? Well, perhaps, but it’s not as cheap as you might think. Putting aside the enormous cost to the environment, when you add up all the bottled water you’ve purchased over the years, the cost quickly racks up.
Tapwater.org – after conducting research into reusable bottles in schools – reported that an average child spends £350 a year on bottled water. Yes, that’s right, a child! So just imagine how much more adults will have spent on bottled water during their lifetime.
Tap water on the other hand, whilst not completely free, is much cheaper by comparison and can work out at only 0.1p per litre. Investing in a reusable bottle as a hydration companion is not only a huge positive when it comes to protecting our planet, but it could just save you some money in the long run! It’s a win-win.
Filtered water is better than bottled water – hands down
Bottled water isn’t very trustworthy, to say the least. In fact, in the past, drinks giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi have both been caught trying to launch bottled water brands that were just repurposed bottles of tap water!
Filtered water from your trusty BIBO delivers fresh and pure water time and time again. With multi-stage filtration including a silver impregnated carbon block and sophisticated UV filtration, the BIBO removes the bad stuff from your water but keeps the natural essential minerals that are good for you.
It’s time to choose BIBO
If you’re on a mission to eliminate single-use plastic bottles from your life but still want delicious, filtered water, we’ve got you covered.
At BIBO, we are firm believers that fresh and filtered water is the best when it comes to taste, health, convenience, consistency and caring for the environment. A big claim, we know. But we mean it – check out all the reasons why you need a BIBO at home here.
Want to find out more about how BIBO can help you ditch the bottle and take better care of both yourself and the world around you? Get in touch with our expert team to find out more about our range! We’re more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.