The most environmentally friendly way to achieve clean filtered water as you travel is through a safe, economical Sure Aqua filtration product. There is no need to cart purchased bottled water with you – you can conveniently fill up at municipal taps and drink through the filtration products as you go – saving your money, your health, and the environment.
Environmental Impact of Bottled Water
Figures quoted in Beverage Digest indicated more than 2.6 billion cases of bottled water were sold in the U.S.A. in 2018 (that’s around US$25 billion in sales that year), while figures in the UK indicate over 23 billion bottles of drinking water sold in 2018.
Most startling is that only 3 billion of the 13 billion were recycled. This is of significant concern as water bottles are made of a non-biodegradable product which creates serious landfill issues and leaches water poisons into the air if incinerated.
But the environmental impact starts long before purchasing as the manufacture and global transport of plastic bottles for water results in substantial CO2 emissions contributing to the industry’s ever-expanding carbon footprint. Estimates indicate 4 liters of water and 90 grams of oil are used in the manufacture of each one-liter plastic bottle.
Multiply that by the 45 billion plastic bottles manufactured globally, equally around 33 million tonnes of water bottle plastic each year, and the environmental impact becomes frightening.
With the often declining drinking water standards and water pollution in many Western countries, the unsafe water supplies in many emerging nations, and mainly due to aggressive advertising, drinking bottled water has come close to being the accepted norm. But this may not be the source of healthy drinking water, we believe, with many now asserting commercial water bottles are a potentially hazardous health and eco cocktail*.
Antimony trioxide, a potentially toxic trace element, is used in the manufacture of water bottles. Researchers in Germany (as reported in the Environmental Science and Technology Online) who tested 132 brands of bottled water from 28 countries found when the bottles were left for six months at room temperature, the level of antimony increased by up to 90% in some instances.
Sure Aqua Products Are Clean, Green – Reduce Carbon Footprint
Our Sure Aqua products are environmentally friendly, chemical-free water filters that can be carried conveniently in your pocket/backpack and are a re-usable and inexpensive alternative to bottled water. Paying many times over-over when replacing the purchase of bottled water.
The Sure Aqua products (filtering up to 500 liters) drinking water filter removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and contaminants, including Giardia, Cryptosporidium, the Sure Aqua Bottle (filtering up to 1000 liters), and Sure Aqua products+ (filtering up to 1000 liters) removes bacteria and viruses from municipal supplies without any harsh substances, and without the unpleasant taste experienced when using chlorine and iodine-based products. Sure Aqua products provide environmentally friendly drinking water and, being so compact, and it can be carried conveniently anywhere in the world – leaving no carbon footprint as it goes.
Water Purification Sure Aqua Products Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
It’s estimated about 27 million tonnes of plastic goes into water bottle manufacture annually, with around 90 grams of oil and 4 liters of water needed to manufacture just one 1-liter bottle, subsequently creating around 62 grams of Greenhouse Gas per bottle – or approximately 5,000 grams of carbon emissions saved for each Sure Aqua products used or 10,000 grams for each Sure Aqua Bottle and Sure Aqua products+.
In the U.S.A. alone, approximately 30 billion plastic water bottles are made each year, requiring more than 17 million barrels of oil. Despite the International Bottled Water Association advising bottles can be recycled up to 100 times, less than a quarter are recycled, meaning ongoing use of natural resources.
With many thousands of people drinking bottled water when they travel, and even in Western Countries where municipal water is comparatively clean, converting to a drinking water straw will reduce CO2 pollution by thousands of kilograms, per person, per year.
Who said an individual couldn’t make a difference?
Sure Aqua Products are Far Cheaper than Bottled Water