It is no surprise to most of us that global warming is real and pollution is one of the causes. There are many things that pollute the environment such as carbon dioxide emissions from cars, factories, and businesses; however, many of us do not realize that our behavior is part of the problem. Millions of people choose to purchase water bottles instead of a water filtering system for their home. There may not be much of a difference in taste, but there is a huge difference in price and most importantly the impact that both have on the environment. The production of water bottles requires millions of barrels of oil per year and its transportation from the source to stores creates thousands of tons of carbon dioxide.
Most companies that sell water bottles claim that the bottles are one hundred percent recyclable, but it is impossible to recycle one hundred percent of the bottles that are created; therefore, they end up being put in landfills and burned. While a water filtering system may seem to cost more, buying water bottles are the higher financial burden in the long run. It is important to keep in mind the costs and higher quality in order to find the best water filter for a home. Owning a water filter will help the environment by reducing demand for water bottles. We can all make a difference.