On your monthly trip to Costco, maybe it’s not a big deal to pick up a few packs of water bottles. Or perhaps you’re someone who doesn’t mind tap water. It’s free, it’s available, so why not? Right? Not so fast!
Here are a few good reasons you should filter your water instead of buying by the bottle or drinking straight from the tap.
Better for the Environment
It’s commonly believed that bottled water is the cleaner, better way to drink water. But in fact, that’s not necessarily the case according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Spring water can be just as unregulated as tap water, not to mention it’s far more expensive to constantly buy single-use bottles.
But the real issue with drinking bottled water is the effect on the environment. Not only is it insanely wasteful to produce the plastic bottles themselves, around 2/3rds of said bottles end up in landfills, harming wildlife, or polluting oceans. Long story short, there’s nothing good that comes from drinking bottled water.
Safer for You and Your Family
Chances are, you’re way too trusting with your tap. If you think about it, your tap water travels a long way before it reaches your glass, picking up contaminants along the way. While our water is definitely clean compared to developing and third world countries, the price we pay for clean water are the disinfectants like chlorine, ammonia, and fluoride – all of which can be removed with a proper water filer.
According to a 3-year study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), 85% of the U.S. population consumes unregulated water with 316 contaminants. And while the long-term effects of drinking, cooking with, and cleaning in tap water are ultimately unknown, trusting unfiltered water probably isn’t in our best interest. Especially when a solution can be simple. KOR’s coconut shell filters are a natural, sustainable way to remove contaminants and chemicals that may seep into your tap for a safer, cleaner way to enjoy water.
Improves Taste and Quality of Water
Not only are contaminants and chemicals in your water potentially harmful, they don’t taste very good either. Using a water filter makes for better tasting, odor-free water. Either at home or on-the-go, our water filtration products are sure to fit into your daily routine and help the planet at the same time.
So, why settle for dirty tap water or wasteful water bottles? Use a water filter. It just makes sense!