Looking for green gifts for Christmas for your loved ones? Perfect! Here are a couple of water related green gift s for Christmas by the TAPP Water team:
1. TAPP Water Filter
It’s the gift that keeps on giving. A water filter that anyone can install themselves in the … Read more…
Thinking about a sustainable Christmas gift for a family member or friend?
Here are 10 awesome sustainable Xmas gift tips that are great presents and also good for the planet starting from as little as $20.
1. A year of clean healthy water
Do you have family or friends who are carrying home heavy and expensive water bottles from the store or using an old Brita filter? Help their back, wallet and the planet with a water filter for the kitchen.
There are lots of water filter options but based on 10,000+ happy customers we know whoever you give it to will like this one.
How many people consume bottled water globally? The bottled water market globally is rapidly growing with approximate 600 million households consuming bottled water in 2018. That’s more than 100 billion gallons (391 Billion litres) of water per year or 1 million bottles per minute.
As a consequence our oceans are literary swimming in plastic.
And despite initiatives around the world to … Read more…
There are four essential things that will make a sustainable kitchen.
Food and packaging waste, water consumption, energy consumption and materials. Here are some easy and slightly harder things you can do to create a sustainable kitchen.
1. Cook energy efficient If you’re buying new, try purchasing second hand and prioritize energy efficient equipment. The best option for cooking with electricity is induction, which is 84-percent efficient, compared to the 40-percent efficiency of gas. Ceramic glass cooktops with halogen elements are a close second as both options deliver heat almost instantaneously, reducing wasted energy.
If you don’t want or need to replace the stove then invest in high-quality cookware with sturdy bottoms. Glass and ceramic are more efficient in the oven … Read more…
What are Microplastics?
Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than 5mm (0.2 in) long. They have been found everywhere! They are found in our oceans, our rivers, our air, but also our food, bottled water, and tap water. Due to their small size, they are easy to digest and are now the subject of a health review by the World Health Organisation.
Microplastics end up in our ocean, are eaten by marine life, which in turn are eaten by humans or larger animals. They have been found in over 94% of tap water in the USA and 72% in Europe, as well as in 93% of bottled water around the world.
Where do microplastics come from?
Microplastics come from … Read more…
Moving to a new shared home is often a good opportunity to think of new resolutions and start fresh. Being in a new environment is perfect to rethink your habits and re-evaluate your impact on the world and the environment.
In this list, we will show you some simple alternatives to help you save money, the environment, and that every roommate in the house will love to use.
Product: Smart faucet water filter
Replacing: Water Bottles
Money saved (/person/year): $500
Going on holiday is often the chance to relax and enjoy a new city and discover new cultures. But not being at home, often means having to spend money buying non-eco-friendly, non-recyclable products which could have a negative environmental impact.
Portable Water Filter: Faucet mount faucet filters such as TAPP 2, take up very little space and can fit practically any standard faucet. You should not have to pay a premium for single-use water bottles which might end up in the sea. If you are traveling to a country where water is drinkable – which is most of Europe, the US/Canada and parts of Asia/Australia – but aren’t sure about the taste, lead and/or other potential contaminants as a result … Read more…
With the growing threat of plastic pollution in oceans, rivers, lakes and even tap water you might want to help contribute to reducing plastic waste. Zero waste is very hard but reducing your plastic footprint by 80% can be relatively easy and have a positive long-term impact. Join the Plastic Free July movement, and give plastic a rest this July!
Here are 5 easy ways you can help:
1) Shop without plastics
Always bring your own reusable bags for grocery and other shopping. Shop vegetables and fruits in a local market where they will weight and package the products in your bags, and avoid plastic wrapping entirely. Always select products without plastic packaging if possible. For items which might “drip”, carry … Read more…