PLASTIC- FREE JULY: DAY 2

I could write a hundred posts about plastic water bottles, and plastic drinks bottles. I could write so much about Coca-Cola and others taking water from public sources and selling it back to the local population as sugary drinks; stealing not only their water but also their health. And of course, not cleaning up the absolute mess of pollution left behind on beaches, in rivers and in landfill. 𝐀π₯π₯ 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞 π₯𝐞𝐠𝐚π₯π₯𝐲.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I don’t drink soft drinks, and I drink tap water unless I live in a country where this is not possible.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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It is not a black-and-white issue of use or avoid. In some countries, people don’t have access to safe tap water. So who am I to tell them to stop buying water in plastic bottles!⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Although, in some countries like Myanmar, the locals use traditional ceramic clay water filters. This method can be found in many countries around the world. Follow the tagged accounts for more information.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Let’s focus on the places where people have the choice, because here in France, for example, I see people loading large packs of bottled water into their trolley every day.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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And THIS I don’t get. Tap water in France is potable.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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What’s more, a 2018 study released by Orb Media estimated that on average, a litre of bottled water from big brands like Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle, contains roughly 10.4 plastic particles.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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πƒπŽ:⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Buy BPA-free plastic bottles⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Choose cans and glass bottles over plastic⁣⁣⁣⁣
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πƒπŽπβ€™π“:⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Wash BPA bottles in very hot water, because this encourages the chemicals to release at a staggering 55 times faster ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Don’t reuse a PET plastic bottle indefinitely- the chemicals leach into the water if you leave your bottle out in the sun and disrupt hormones linked to fertility.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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IF you’re reusing a normal plastic bottle, or any other bottle, YOU MUST WASH THEM after use, so that bacteria doesn’t build up inside.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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𝐅𝐔𝐑𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 π‘π„π€πƒπˆππ†:⁣⁣⁣⁣
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https://on.natgeo.com/2VUdKjR⁣⁣⁣⁣
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https://bit.ly/2Al0yN4⁣⁣⁣⁣
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https://bit.ly/3ih5Udz