For Our World, Our Nation, and Ourselves
Plastic is ubiquitous in our society. It is everywhere, in multiple formulations, thicknesses, usages, and packaging of everything from food to diapers. It is formulated from both non-renewable sources as well as renewable sources.
Ingredients in plastic
Plastic is made from natural gas, crude oil, coal, salt, and cellulose. They also contain a wide variety of chemicals to make them soft, hard, malleable, or rigid. According to a study published in 2011 in Environmental Health Perspectives, the majority of plastic products can release estrogenic chemicals that can harm us. This study included everything from sippy cups to plastic water bottles to food wrappings, and was done on many BPA-free plastics.
Three plastics to steer clear of that leach toxic chemicals when they are heated, pressurised or worn are polycarbonate, polystyrene, and PVC. Most fast food restaurants still put food in polystyrene, and most homes built in the last 50 years have PVC water pipes.
A better way for water bottles
Plastic water bottles are everywhere nowadays. The impact they are having on our health and environment is toxic. from the absorption of harmful chemicals into our bodies to the floating masses of garbage in our oceans that are threatening marine and bird life.
To help stop this unnecessary waste, there is a better way to rehydrate. Metal or glass water bottles that are refillable are a wonderful alternative ingesting the chemicals from plastic water bottles. Shop Naturally and Biome both offer glass water bottles with some coming with their very own fashionable carry cover.
What makes these reusable water bottles a wonderful idea and easy to use is the range of Water Bottle Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains offered by Aquafil of Sydney, These water bottle refill stations are available with chilled or non-chilled, filtered or non-filtered water options.
Aquafil is committed to helping protect our environment and the people who live in it. We offer drinking fountains, water bubblers, water cooler dispensers, office water coolers, and filtered water coolers in Sydney and Australia wide, so let’s switch to reusable water bottles for our world, our nation, and ourselves.