The Ecological toll taken by exhaust fumes and transportation
The bottled water that is transported and sold across the globe all taste the same and the carbonic acid used to carbonate it is also the same. Water all over the world evaporates and falls back on earth when it rains. But the exact same water flowing out of your taps that hardly costs anything has now been bottled by the water industry and is being sold to you at very high prices. Even though the water is the same, we still get tricked into believing that bottled water is somehow safer and better.
Huge amounts of energy wasted in producing and transporting bottled water
Even if you do not consider the high price of bottled water, you should definitely consider the effect on green house gases that the entire process causes. These occur when…
- Bottles, cartons, pallets, labels and capsules are manufactured and transported.
- Bottled water is manufactured and transported to wholesalers from where it is again repacked and shipped to stores and supermarkets.
- Customers that end up driving to these stores and supermarkets to buy bottled water. They then need to return back with empty bottles for recycling or simply throw them in the garbage where it is again transported to land-fills or even burnt off thus releasing toxic fumes.
Hence, instead of simply drinking safe water from your own tap, you are tricked into buying costly bottled water that contributes to green house gases when it is manufactured and transported or even releases toxic gases when the empty bottles are burnt.
On the other hand, a soda machine does not even consume any electricity. Bottles and canisters that become empty are simply refilled and reused and the machine too has a life spanning many years. Sparkling water flavor that is used to flavor 15 liters of your own carbonated water only weighs a mere 30 grams.
Disposal of Raw materials
The manufacturing of these disposable water bottles, labels, capsules and cartons are already straining our limited natural resources including depleting our natural springs at unbelievably fast rates.
Creation of unwanted Garbage
When you carbonate your water you hardly create any garbage since you only purchase a small aroma bottle when the need arises and your machine could easily last for around 10 years. Compare it with bottled water where the empty bottles need to be stored in refuse sacks before they either get cleaned before being distributed again, or simply get burnt off and pollute the atmosphere.
Banning bottled water can help save the environment
If authorities cannot ban the sale of bottled water then they should at least educate people on the environmental toll taken by producing one single bottle of water.
Savings in using home carbonated water
There are many ways by which you can save when you carbonate your water at home, including huge savings on the cost of water itself.
- Instead of transporting 55 liters of water from the store or supermarket to your home, you simply transport a single kilogram bottle of carbonic acid and reduce multiple trips to just one. This saving is increased if you have a bigger bottle since you might just have to visit once in a year for refills. Anyway, carbonic acid is also a preservative that can last for years.
- Your specific visits to the supermarket for bottled water are reduced to a minimum since when you have two carbonic acid containers, you can simply refill the empty one on your next visit to the supermarket for other purchases.
- You save on room, face few hassles and get more time with a soda machine at home. Whether you have a Sodastream, Wassermaxx, SodQuick, SodaFresh, Sodamaker or any other make of soda machine at home, you will be relieved of collecting empty bottles to recycle and will also not have to stand in the recycling line with sacks of bottles in each hand.
- You can help save the environment. By using a soda machine to carbonate water at home, you simply reduce the unnecessary production and transportation efforts associated in turning tap water into costly bottled water.