Preserve our planet: plastic is catastrophic!
- Pollution of mineral water in plastic bottles:
- PVC / PET (Poly Ethylene Terephthalate) is transmitted to water by capillary action.
- Tests were carried out on 250 plastic bottles of 11 brands from five continents. They showed that 93% of the bottles were contaminated with plastic microbeads (notably polypropylene, polystyrene, nylon or PET). There is an average of 315 microparticles of plastic per liter of bottled water.
- In 95% of cases there are traces of endocrine disruptors (DEHF: Di Ethylhexyl Fumarate) in the mineral water of a plastic bottle.
- Environmental pollution of plastic bottles:
- The ecological impact of plastic mineral water bottles is catastrophic (see infographic on the right)
- Plastic takes 500 years to disintegrate!
- If it is not recycled, in 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea!
Preserve our planet and the purity of it’s water
The pollution of groundwater and surface water that supply the tap water
More than 100,000 chemical pollutants (including 3,300 drugs) end up in the environment and therefore end up one way or another in tap water. Micropollutants are likely to have a toxic action, even in minute concentrations, on human health and ecosystems!
In a 193-page report on the quality of the groundwater that feeds tap water throughout France, a report dated June 2013 carried out 400,000 analyses on 411 organic pollutants (phytosanitary, pharmaceutical, industrial & agricultural, plasticizers, household pollutants and hazardous substances). The analyses confirmed that in 42% of the cases the maximum pollution thresholds were reached! This is why it is essential to filter tap water!
This is all the more important since 67% of French people drink tap water (source: the Water Information Center)
Credit : Centre de l’Information sur l’Eau ©