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. 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲.
I don’t drink soft drinks, and I drink tap water unless I live in a country where this is not possible.
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!
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.
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.
And THIS I don’t get. Tap water in France is potable.
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.
Buy BPA-free plastic bottles
Choose cans and glass bottles over plastic
Wash BPA bottles in very hot water, because this encourages the chemicals to release at a staggering 55 times faster
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.
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.