Challenge3/12: How To Refuse Single Use Plastic Bottles?
I challenge you to not buy any single use plastic bottle for one month!!!
You are on board? Awesome, let's do this! And don't forget to invite your friends and family!
First of all, some facts about bottled water we all should know :
Luckily in many countries you can drink tap water without worrying about your health! So why are people in these countries still paying way too much for bottled water? Is it just a habit we've been born into? Is it a good marketing strategy from the Water Companies?
Tap water is actually tested more frequently than bottled water, so really no reason to worry.
So if you live in a country where tap water is safe to drink the easiest way to refuse plastic bottles is to refill your reusable bottle on tap!
If you like, you can buy charcoal filter** to purify the water. You can also get a soda stream to pimp your tap water. These are better investments than single use plastic bottles.
If you get bored about the taste of still water, use some fresh lemon juice, lime, some cucumber slices or frozen fruits to change the taste. Delicious, refreshing and healthy.
In a lot of cities you can even find drinking water fountains to refill your bottle, if the tap in the restaurant restroom is too low to refill your bottle ask the bartender. In Coffeeshops they will most likely be happy to refill (when traveling I always ask in a starbucks store) or just refill at any tap where they don't have a sign saying it's not drinkable.
If you live in a city without safe tap water you still have options available besides bottled water!
You could get a filter system for your tap or you could use refillable 5 gallons/20Liter container.
While traveling and not sure about the quality of tap water you can always get a filter bottle** that makes every fresh water a safe drinking water. From tap, to river water, to lake water...
If you are still looking for a reusable bottle check my product recommendations here: Reusable Water Bottles.
Any questions or challenges about refusing plastic water bottles? Feel free to write me an Email or just comment down below!
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