When looking clinically and in a balanced way at drinking water filters, considering costs, replacement intervals, filter capability, filter recycling and the filter’s effect on our carbon footprint, how many drinking water filters would make the cut?
And importantly, do any water filters tick all the boxes and stand out as a best of breed product?
Reviews.com, elaborates on How We Found the Best Water Filters. A worthwhile review. Stay informed.
Reusing or repurposing products is cost effective, besides being a green idea. When buying products, one needs to be choosy. Those products that are made from recycled material and which are recyclable themselves are preferable.
- Conserves natural resources
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the waste that goes to landfills and the amount of waste that is incinerated.
- Saves energy
- Creates jobs
Plastic doesn’t decompose, which makes it a problem for landfills. It’s best to check which kinds of plastic are accepted by recycling centres.
Plastic products are given different numbers for recycling purposes:
- #1 (PET) – bottles
- #2 (HDPE) – used in opaque packaging containers
- #3 (PVC) – used in toys and window blinds
- #4 (LDPE) – used in grocery bags
- #5 (PP) – used in yoghurt and butter tubs and baby bottles
- #6 (PS) – used in Styrofoam and CD cases
- #7 (O) – may be mixed plastics
So when green at heart, consider recycling.