Personal Use Water Filters
It is a fact that every little bit helps! One of the biggest landfill and waste pollution problems is plastic water bottles! They are clogging up berkey vs aquarain landfills, killing water life, and ruining our beautiful land and oceans. There are many solutions to reducing plastic waste. We can choose to recycle them, but a better choice would be to filter our own tap water, and stop purchasing them all together.
A good quality water filter is the perfect solution to the glut of plastic water bottle waste. Simply hook them up to your faucet or water supply, and your water is filtered and safe to drink. It is important to know what is in your water by having it tested by a qualified lab. Once you know what contaminants are in your water, purchase an NSF certified water filter to insure that the contaminants found are what the filter removes. (NSF insures that the filter you are buying is certified to reduce the contaminants that may be found in your water). Also make sure to check with the manufacturer of that filter to see if their product removes the contaminants you want out.
Another great option for people on the go, is reusable water bottles with a filter built right in. Many water filter companies are developing water filter bottles to help stop plastic waste. These reusable water filter bottles are designed to filter any water, anywhere.
Brita has developed The Brita Bottle:
• The Brita Bottle has been tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for the reduction of chlorine (taste and odor) and particulate reduction (class VI).
• Replace filter every 128 servings, 20 gallons or roughly every two months
• Bottles are BPA free and recyclable
Smart Planet Eco Filtered Water Bottle:
• Filters for better taste, odor, heavy metals, chlorine and other contaminants
• Can filter up to 100 gallons
• Replacement for disposable bottles
• BPA free
• These water filter bottles are NOT NSF Certified
Multi-Pure’s Wriggle water filter bottle: (not yet released)
• Has an activated carbon filter which claims to remove, organic contaminants from regular municipal tap water
• Meets or exceeds NSF International Standard 42 for chlorine, taste and odor reduction
• Filter life, 2 months or 40 gallons/150 litres.