Plastic has been the bane of human lives for some time now, and what was once hailed as an economical and long lasting alternative to glass, is now turning to be our Achilles heel. In 2017, an episode of Blue Planet had a hard hitting message for the world, and that was about the widespread disastrous impact that plastic was having on the planet. Starting then, when the world woke up to the real horrors of plastic in our lives, with each passing year, we see governments and different NGOs doing their bit to reduce the horrendous effects of single-use plastics on the planet.
An extreme health hazard called Microplastics
Every government then started to concentrate on understanding about the actual decomposing properties of different types of plastics, and it was then that a new truth dawned. The fact that microplastics exist and even more dangerously, they exist in our drinking water. As per a report that appeared in The Guardian in June 2019 , people were consuming thousands of plastic microparticles through their drinking water, and this figure was higher in case of bottled water consumption. Plastic was everywhere, on mountains, in oceans & lakes, inside the soil and even in the Antarctic. So, the question was, what do we do now?
How do we combat plastic excess in water?
Expecting governments and organizations, both in public & private space to do everything would be gross injustice, because every citizen is responsible for the mess of plastic that we have all cumulatively created. As responsible global citizens, we can all do our bit to reduce plastic use as well as slowly clean the environment of this pollution. Tap water is still a luxury in many parts of the world and our country, and in such a scenario, ensuring that ground water is safe from pollution is critical. Reducing soil pollution, especially from plastics can go a long way in preserving the nutrition of the soil and ensuring that the ground water is safe.
One of the easiest ways to be part of this campaign is to stop buying convenience products like bottled drinking water. Carry your own home-filtered drinking water in your own bottle – a very convenient, safe & cost effective way to preserve both health & environment. Water filters are a great choice to ensure that microplastics are filtered before you consume drinking water.
The Doulton Water Filter Advantage
A Doulton® water filter can remove plastic microparticles down to 0.5 microns, giving you peace of mind about what is in the water you drink. With additional benefits like filtering up to 99.99% of common contaminants, the Filtachek App to help you schedule hydration & maintenance, Zero use of electricity, Zero water wastage and a lot of other benefits, Doulton is your perfect partner for good health, for both you as well as the environment.