The marketing prowess of plastic water bottle companies have us drinking and discarding 1 million plastic bottles per minute, and 91% are not recycled. Instead, they make their way into the natural environment, especially our oceans killing sea life or degrade into microplastics, which we end up ingesting.
After we spearheaded the plastic straw ban in the City of Malibu everyone asked what we thought about the massive plastic water bottle problem. We have been doing our research by talking to doctors, public works departments in various cities and testing our own tap water. Over and over we heard the same statement – tap water is GOOD and that the plastic water bottle industry is convincing us otherwise to increase sales.
“Few things are more basic and important to all of us than good, clean water. So many of us take for granted the easy access to such a basic necessity. Plastic water bottles only add more damage to our environment. Clean water fountains are the way to go!”
– Nina L. Shapiro, MD , Author of HYPE, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Here is how to #DrinkTap:
- Call your city and ask! They know. New York City is known throughout the world for their awesome tap water.
- You can buy a $12 water testing kit.
- Use the free apps to find the closest refill stations near YOU.
Here’s what the World Health Organization has to say about the type of water levels that are safe to drink:
According to World Health Organization, tap water with total dissolved solids less than 500 ppm is drinkable and less than 300 ppm is excellent. Santa Monica tap water was measured at 216 ppm.
Get involved today and SHARE! Please follow us @howchangers and use the #DrinkTap hashtag to get started on disrupting the multi billion dollar water bottle industry that is choking our planet with plastic. Plus, you can save thousands of dollars/year by refusing plastic water bottles.
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