Water Filters: the perfect addition to any kitchen or bathroom

July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione

You’ve repainted, refinished and even hung up a few pictures, so what else can you do to make your kitchen or bathroom complete? Add a water filter! Go green¬†in your kitchen by forgetting about bottled water and installing a water filter on your sink’s faucet. Your water will be healthy and tasty, and the filter will save you money because you won’t have to keep buying expensive bottled water.

More importantly, decreasing your use of water bottles will help the environment in a big way. Water bottles pile up in landfills and take up space, so if you need to take water with you, buy a reusable thermos. You can wash it when you need to and continuously use it for years!

The Refill Not Landfill organization reports that 80 percent of water bottles end up in the trash or a landfill. They also report that transporting bottled water long distances burns large amounts of fossil fuels, not to mention that it adds to air pollution. If everyone avoided bottled water for one week, it would save 24 million bottles!

New West Gypsum Recycling, Inc., reports that more than 1.5 million barrels of petroleum go into the production of the 38 billion plastic water bottles Americans throw away every year. And according to filterforgood.com, one Brita pitcher filter can replace about 300 plastic bottles that you and your family would have used and thrown away. Give this tip a try and get a step closer to “living green.” While you’re at it, add a filter to your bathroom sink for those middle-of-the-night trips for a glass of water.

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