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Do you think bottled water is really better for you than tap water? I have gotten use to drinking it and find it hard to drink tap water now. It is too expensive so I bought a pur water filter pitcher but still find myself drinking the bottles.
It’s the world’s bestselling soft drink – more people buy bottled water than fruit juice or fizzy drinks. In 2013, the UK glugged 2.4bn litres of it, and by 2014 this had risen to 2.6bn litres. Yet, remarkably, you can get this particular beverage from the tap, for free. Bottled water can cost between 500 to 1000 times more than tap water. So, is it healthier? And does it taste better? It certainly has a hefty carbon footprint – with some reports estimating around 82.8g of CO2 for a half-litre bottle – not insignificant when everyone’s drinking it. Recycling rates are improving but, in America, for example, it’s estimated that only a quarter of bottles get recycled. So is it really so much better that it’s worth both paying for and harming the planet? Or should you stop buying it?

The solution

It’s simple: yes, you should stop buying it. There is no evidence it is better for you and, indeed, it may be less safe than tap water. Two thirds of water from the tap comes from surface water and the rest from ground water. Tap water has a residual amount of chlorine in, which you usually can’t taste, but which makes it more resistant to bacteria. If you think you can taste chloride, then sticking the water under a cover in the fridge for half an hour gets rid of it. Concerns that tap water contains oestrogens from contraceptive pills being peed out or that it has passed through the kidneys of 10 people are not valid, says Younger. Water companies have to treat wastewater before it can reach natural waters and there is no evidence that oestrogens are present in tap water.
Each year is spend more than $100 billion to produce bottled water around the globe. In some parts of the globe where access to clean and fresh water is almost impossible, then bottled water is a great solution. However, in the developed countries from Europe or America where almost everyone has access to tap water, I don’t see the point of producing so many bottles of water. Many manufacturers of bottled water attract more costumers with the fact that their water is passing the filtration process. You can't be 100% sure about this. Can you imagine how many tones of water should be filtered to face the demand of population? Personally,I can’t and I don’t believe them. I simply bought a new filter from and I carry with me all the time my metallic bottle. Take care of you and our planet by using less bottled water.
Bottled water is never a permanent solution to drink water. Not only it's expensive but also degrades the environment. The single use plastic bottles are not recycled and they either end up in landfills or in the oceans. The best way to ensure clean drinking water in home is by using a water filter.

I got a reverse osmosis filter from around 2 years back including a water softener. The quality of water is now great. I receive soft water in every tap on my house and a dedicated tap for drinking water.

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