It should be not surprising that the most pressing environmental issue we face right now is plastic pollution, which is most likely associated with microplastics and bottled water. According to reports, around 300 billion plastic bottles were sold in 2004, which escalated to 480 billion plastic bottles in 2016. Statistics have revealed that approximately one million water bottles are sold every minute, and the number is increasing. The Plastic Soup Foundation released a report which showed that the world consumed about 583.3 billion plastic bottles in 2021. Researchers found that undeveloped countries have higher instances of microplastics in water than developed countries. The primary reasons behind this are the lack of recycling plastic containers and the way plastic debris remains in the environment for an incredibly long period of time, mainly when not disposed of properly. Home-based water filtration systems remove any toxins remaining after the water is cleaned and ready to flow into a home.
Since plastic bottles do not biodegrade as paper and other natural products, they tend to break down into tiny pieces. Did you know that it can take almost 400 years to biodegrade? Microplastics (tiny plastic particles) break and embed into our food chain as they are ingested by ocean animals, threatening the larger ecosystem. This is known as plastic contamination. While stopping the problem is a huge task, we can all do our part by no longer purchasing packaged drinking water. Installing a water filtration system in your home gives you access to filtered, purified water straight from the tap. Do you want to install a water filtration system for your home or office? Connect with PSL Water Guy today or request a free no-obligation estimate.