7 ways to Green Your Drinking water
It may be the most abundant resource on the planet, but H2O isn’t limitless or impervious to pollutants. Take the following steps to ensure your drinking water stays pure and plentiful.
Drinking from the tap reduces the demand for petroleum-based plastic bottles, reduces the greenhouse gas emissions associated with plastic production and bottle transport, and saves money.
Using refillable bottles, rather than single-use disposable bottles, keeps plastic out the landfill and money in your wallet.
If you do choose bottled water, opt for bio-bottles. Environmentally friendly bioplastic bottles are made from plant materials and can be composted.
Instead of running the tap while the water gets cold, plan ahead by putting a pitcher of water in the fridge so that it's cold when you need it.
How clean is your drinking water? Whether you rely on a municipal or private water supply, find out if your tap water is safe to drink and how to keep it that way.
Container-deposit legislation dramatically increases the recycling rate of plastic bottles. Make a difference: Find out how you can support bottle bill legislation in your state.
If bottle water if the only option, go for super-sized bottles to ensure you minimize the amount of waste used to contain your H2O.