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No More Bottled Water



We used to buy bottled water by the case on a weekly basis which not only cost us money but effects the environment. Now we use a Brita filter that's attached to our faucet, I fill up a pitcher to put in the fridge for cold water and we also have water bottles that we fill up every morning. Not only are we saving $20 (or more) a month on bottled water but we're also saving the landfills from 96 (or more) plastic bottles a month!

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  • I am so glad you posted this. It not only saves money, but actually helps save the environment more than you realize. When I saw where 90% to so called "recyclables" really go, I have not wanted to buy bottled water since. Do you know, that a lot of the plastic bottles are actually shipped out and dumped in landfills in 3rd world countries? Imagine also the cost of getting them there! A lot of it basically comes out of the tap anyway. . .so why not use a Britta or Pur??!! Kudos to you and anyone else using re-usable water containers! - by MARIAX2MARIA
  • That is another expense we too have ditched-we put in a reverse osmosis system and love it. Only change the filter once a year on it and the membrane every 24 mo. I gave my brita to a friend who is now saving $$$ too. - by FROSTY99
  • I like this post. Like you, I stopped by bottle water about 2 years ago. I strugled with finding a good water bottle for some time, so was just going with out. I do not like water bottles that I can not wash the opening throughly, which majority are like. Recently I have found a nice size water bottle, 20 oz, with a nice big opening and can be sealed. I can place top and bottem in the dishwasher and they both get throughly cleaned.

    Now, if we could get at least 60% of the US population to do what we are doing, then we would save filling up one landfill a year with used platsic water bottles. Wouldn't that be nice!

    emoticon - by TABEL69
  • i use the small water bottles from a company in new england.
    i use 1 when i go walking with my friends in the evening.
    maybe it's about time i bought a water bottle and did my part for ecology. emoticon - by MOTTAMAMALOU
  • I switched to the Britta water pitcher about 6 months ago. At the same time I purchased the Sparks stainless steel water bottle. I love it. I clean it by letting it set with bleach and hot water in it for about 15 minutes. I do not like to use soap in it. It goes everywhere with me. emoticon - by JKAM400W
  • Thanks for the info - by SMITHANI
  • I bought the pitcher also, but I tend to taster the carbon filter. Maybe I did not prerinse it for the 15 min. I like the 35cent gal machines. I take a 5 gallon ozarka bottle and fill it up. still spending a little but no plastic bottles - by 1BEAUTIFULDAY1
  • LINDA_1958
    I have excellent well water, clean and full of minerals. I can't see buying something less than what I get for free. I take my own in. - by LINDA_1958
    This is great. I use the Brita pitcher at the moment. I still have a tendency to grab bottled water when out but at home it is the pitcher. - by WDBROWN94

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