How To Filter Water Without Plastic
It’s easy to swap drinking filtered water from disposable water to in a reusable water bottle but what about the water filter itself? It’s always made with plastic right? It’s true that the most popular water filters like the Brita pitchers and filters contain plastic and to make it even worse, these filters need to be replaced every 40 gallons.
Furthermore, chemicals in plastic will leech into your water over time, which may cause cancer, reproductive issues, immune system suppression and even childhood development problems.
So let’s explore what are the alternatives to plastic pitcher-based water filters that produce little or no plastic waste.
Glass water dispenser-This 320 oz premium 5-stage glass water filtration dispenser is made with from glass with a stainless steel base and it removes 99.6% of all dissolved solids from your tap water
Berkley system– is made entirely from stainless steel and is easy to use and comes in many different sizes and removes 200+ unsafe contaminants.
Charcoal water filter-Now this is by far the easiest, cheapest and zero waste water filtering systems. In almost all water filters there is charcoal so no surprise that you can also use a peace of charcoal to filter your drinking water. What makes activated charcoal such a great material for water filters is that it is natural and effective at removing many toxins from the water like organic compounds and chlorine, without the use of chemicals or stripping the water of salts and minerals as it absorbs the chemicals.
How it works:
First rinse 3 to 4 pieces of the charcoal sticks and then boil them for five minutes and this is how you activate them. Remove from water and let them dry. Now just add them to water that must be in a glass or stainless steel container and let it sit for at least one hour.
The charcoal sticks can be reused s over and over again. They usually last about 4 to 6 weeks.
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