For Our Environment
Let's drink tap water!
In areas where quality drinking water is available, buying bottled water is an unnecessary overloading of the environment. Water is most usually sold in plastic PET bottles. The relatively low recycling level of this material into materials of lesser quality (down-cycling) further substantiates this statement. We should consume quality and appropriately filtered tap water, wherever it is available, and contribute to minimising pollution.
In 2010, the average EU citizen consumed as much as 103.3 l of bottled water, the average Slovene 53.7 l and the average German national 166.2 l. The largest amount of bottled water in the EU was consumed by the Italians – 182.2 l. (http://www.voda.si/dokumenti/poraba2010.pdf)
Flaska carbon footprint calculations have shown that the average Slovene may, if he or she decides to consume tap instead of bottled water, decrease water-related CO2e emissions by 95%.
The average Slovene who drinks tap instead of bottled water will in a single year prevent the dumping of 42 litre-sized plastic bottles in landfills or similar, or will prevent the consumption of 10.5 litres of crude oil and 126 litres of water, which would be spent in plastic bottle production.