Put That Sparkling Water Down! Drink from Water Ionizers Instead

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 18, 2018 7:03 pm

Still drinking sparkling water? Then it’s time for a rethink. The bubble has well and truly burst on the bottled water industry and it’s time to say a firm farewell to the fizz.

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Many dentists would LOVE to see more people ditch sparkling water and use a water ionizer instead.

So – the next time you reach for a can or a bottle of the carbonated stuff from the shelf – it might be worth keeping a few things in mind.

Feeling Comfortable?

Many people have reported feeling uncomfortably bloated after drinking carbonated water. We find this to be hardly surprising since most brands of sparkling water are chock-full of artificially injected carbon dioxide.

If you suffer from stomach problems …

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How Water Ionizers Can Help the Plastics Crusade!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 9, 2018 12:34 pm

The European Union took a historic step at the end of October, with a vote to ban single-use plastics by 2021.

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A ban on single-use plastics by 2021 is great news for the planet

The Last Straw?

The bill means no more throwaway cotton buds, straws or disposable spoons among other items.

Although plastic bottles have escaped from being included in the upcoming plastics ban, for now, the bill also pushes EU members to achieve a recycling rate of 90% on single-use bottles by 2025.

A Victory for Our Oceans

There’s 150 million tons of plastic contaminating the planet’s oceans and reportedly between five and 13 million tons more being added every year.

Out of all proposed solutions to the …

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5 Frightening Facts About Tap & Bottled Water That Make You Want to Hug a Water Ionizer!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 30, 2018 11:10 am

Think you don’t scare easily?  Fearless about drinking water out of plastic bottles or the tap?  Well, prepare to be afraid… we have some shockingly true stories about tap and bottled water that are the stuff of nightmares!

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The facts about tap and bottled water are THIS scary – but NOT water ionizers!

Frightening Fact #1: The Terrifying Truth About Tap Water

Who needs “made-up” spooky stories when you can open a newspaper or switch on the TV to hear about the cities, towns, and schools that have some seriously scary stuff lurking in the water?

Frightening Fact #2: The Petrifying Plastic Horror

It wasn’t until EU countries tried to get rid of plastic that they realized that plastic was …

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Bottled Water vs Water Ionizers? Choose Wisely!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 6, 2018 10:27 pm

Bottled water is the most popular beverage in the United States for the second year in a row,  according to the International Bottled Water Association and Beverage Marketing Corp.

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Soda sales slip again! Photo: Wellbuzz.com

The results of the nationwide survey confirm that carbonated soda continues to decline, marking a further loss in soda’s market share for the 13th consecutive year.

Water Wins!

More and more people ditching sugary, chemical-laced soda for healthier beverages is positive news in many respects. Drinking water is obviously great, as there’s no better way to hydrate – but this article should be read with a cautionary footnote.

The increased consumption of bottled water is almost certainly linked to the constant news stories about …

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Will Air and Water Borne BPA Change the FDA’s Tune?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 20, 2018 7:00 am

It’s almost funny.  The FDA is militant about not allowing perfectly edible and delicious unpasteurized Camembert and many other legendary cheeses into the country, but it is far more laid back when it comes to the controversial chemical BPA – linked to low birth weight and certain types of cancer.

More dangerous than carcinogens in your bottled water?

According to the FDA, unlike a decent wheel of Brie de Meaux, BPA is “probably alright in very small doses.”  We’re paraphrasing here, by the way, but you get the gist.

Narrow Sighted?

“Probably alright in very small doses” is fine when you’re talking about certain things.  Cleaning your teeth with the kids’ toothpaste for a day because you’ve run out?

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Bottled Water – The Biggest Con of All?  Part II

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 15, 2018 12:00 pm

So, we’ve laid bare the extortionate cost of bottled water and highlighted the practice of selling tap water in bottles at a hugely inflated profit.  Persuading people to buy filtered tap water in a bottle with a slick label is quite a coup for the drinks industry.  

Ingredients: Tap Water
BPA is Here to Stay?

But it’s not just the ever-rising cost to both your pocket and to the environment.  Bottled water is problematic in other ways as well.

“Certain chemicals found in plastic bottles can have effects on every system in our bodies.  They can affect ovulation, and increase our risk of hormonally driven problems like PCOS, endometriosis and breast cancer, among other things.”

~ Dr Marilyn Glenville 

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Water, Water Everywhere…

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 7, 2018 12:00 pm

It sounds obvious, but water is everywhere at the moment.  From Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water cleaning up during awards season; the reckless craze for so-called “Raw Water”; the fact that South Africa’s Cape Town is about to reach Day Zero when the water runs out, and closer to home, that America’s own water supply is barely out of the news these days.  

Water is making headlines every day.
What Do We Want From Water?

Water is big news.  Of course it is, it’s a massive part of our lives.  We depend on it for life itself and yet we’re all guilty of wasting it from time to time.  So how did we become so complacent about

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The Environmentally Friendly Odd Couple?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 30, 2018 7:00 am

 
Back in November last year we talked about America Recycles Day, a great cause supported by Keep America Beautiful.

We all need to do more of this.

Now, it’s easy to think about the bottled water industry being right at the other end of any “Earth-friendly” scale, but some recent news is heartening and perhaps surprising.  

Planet-Friendly Partnership

On January 17, at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced that it would be sponsoring the Keep America Beautiful initiative. 

“We stand committed to helping Americans better understand recycling and its potential for economic, environmental and community benefits by working with all stakeholders—manufacturers; the waste management industry; government entities; other nonprofit

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America Recycles Day 2017!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 28, 2017 7:00 am

November 15 marked America Recycles Day, a joint initiative with Keep America Beautiful.   Tens of thousands of people made a commitment to recycling and hundreds of events are taking place over the coming month to support this awesome cause.  

Let’s all try to reuse and recycle.
Make a Pledge to the Planet

Interested in joining in?  Why not make the America Recycles pledge to:

  • Learn.   I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.
  • Act.  Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more, and I will buy products made with recycled content.
  • Share.  In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one
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Imagine a Day Without Water?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 26, 2017 12:00 pm

The third annual Imagine a Day Without Water took place on the 12th October.  Schools and workplaces participated with utilities and water organizations to look at how much we depend on water.  

Can you imagine a day without water?
The True Value of Water

The recent hurricanes that have seen thousands of people having their access to clean, safe water cut off, highlight just how vital water is to our health and well being.  

Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water.  Imagine a Day Without Water 2017 is the third annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

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