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Bottled Water is no Safer Than Tap Water (Food & Water Watch Organization)
The bottled water industry has created a misconception in the United States that bottled water is cleaner, safer, and healthier than tap water. In fact, both regulation and enforcement of bottled water safety is weaker than of tap water safety. Federal, state, and local environmental agencies require rigorous testing of tap water safety.
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Bottled Water is a Waste of Money (Food & Water Watch Organization)
Americans spent $10 billion on bottled water in 2005 and paid up to 1,000 times the cost of production, a major windfall of profit for the companies. Bottled water can costs $7.50 to $11.00 per gallon in the supermarket but tap water costs most customers only one-tenth of one cent per gallon.
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Bottled Water is Bad for the Environment (Food & Water Watch Organization)
The United States is the world’s largest consumer of bottled water, purchasing 37 billion bottles in 2005. Our daily bottled water habit is bad for people and bad for the environment. Bottled water wastes fossil fuels and water in production and transport, and when the water is drunk the bottles become a major source of waste.
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SodaStream. Better than recycling.
How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?
SodaStream is an "Active Green" company. Our solution when used by consumers is actively saving CO2 footprint. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. This differs from "Passive Green" brands, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.
Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means, less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste and less transport of bottled beverages.
Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).
According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.
Using your own Home Carbonation System means:
- Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
- Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 30 liters, which is the same as 85 cans of beverage! When empty, the carbonator is re-filled, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda for your pleasure.