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Try This Water Filter!

You already know how nuts it makes us that we consume so much bottled water – and so many plastic bottles.   As a country, we consume 29 BILLION plastic water bottles per year.  And at a retail price of $1.25 for a 20-ounce bottle of Dasani, that’s $8 per gallon – more than twice as expensive as a gallon of gas.  Have we gone crazy?

The PUR 198-Cup Dispenser/Filter

The PUR 18-Cup Dispenser/Filter

Not only that, but making the bottles takes petroleum.  Here’s the simplest way to think about it.  Fill a plastic bottle one-quarter full of oil: that’s how much of the gunk it took to make the bottle alone.  And that’s not the end of the story: the water gets shipped from distant places, including – of all places – the Fiji Islands, using that much more oil.  And once your bottle is in the land fill, it leaches chemicals into the soil and ground water for generations.
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