Accelerating Change - Avoiding drinking water in (plastic) bottles protects the environment and climate
For World Water Day 2023, which this year has the motto “Accelerating Change”, we at Seccua would like to call on people to get rid of (plastic) bottles and drink fresh tap water instead.
According to the German Environmental Aid (DUH), around 2 million single-use plastic bottles are consumed every hour in Germany, which is more than 47 million bottles per day. With a total market share of 52.2 per cent, single-use plastic bottles are now the dominant packaging for beverages, which saves the beverage industry the costly return transport of reusable bottles, but damages the environment and the climate.
The problem has actually been known for years: nature is drowning more and more in plastic waste, particularly affecting inland waters and the oceans worldwide. Every year, more than ten million tonnes of rubbish end up in the oceans, and there are already more than 150 million tonnes of plastic waste in the seas today – and the trend is rising. (Single-use) plastic bottles are a major component of plastic waste.
Everyone can help to reduce the problem of plastic waste by consciously deciding against water in plastic bottles and in favour of drinking water from the tap. Drinking water from the tap always comes from regionally available groundwater, spring water or surface water. Drinking water treatment causes a much smaller carbon footprint than bottling, packaging and transporting bottled water, and the consumer leaves no plastic waste behind. Moreover, drinking tap water not only protects the climate and the environment, but also your own wallet.
For those who doubt the quality of their tap water, Seccua offers an uncomplicated solution with its under-sink filter Seccua MK7. Seccua MK7 is simply installed under the kitchen sink and its three-stage filtration reduces pathogens, pollutants and solids such as microplastics by 99.9 percent. Activated carbon additionally binds substances dissolved in the water such as pharmaceutical and pesticide residues, heavy metals such as lead or PFAS/PFOA and improves the smell and taste of the water. This means that fresh drinking water from the tap can be enjoyed safely.
“Accelerating Change” could therefore stand for the (more frequent) abandonment of “bottled water” and thus be a contribution to active environmental and climate protection.