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PUR, Culligan, ZeroWater, Brita Water Filter Comparison

30 November, 2018 WW leave a comment

If you’re looking for a water filter comparison of the top brands such as PUR, Brita, TAPP, Culligan and Zerowater then look no further. We’ve tested and reviewed the top water pitchers and faucet water filters based on 7 criteria such as design, filtering capabilities, water flow, ease to install, cartridge material and yearly cost. First we look at each of these attributes and rate them and then summarize all at the end. So let’s get started with the water filter comparison. 1. Design and quality Shape and colours are subjective to measure. However, industrial design can be assessed in terms of functionality, robustness and simplicity. Based on this measure two of the filters stand out including PUR ultimate horizontal … Read more…

Water Filt

PUR, Culligan, ZeroWater, Brita Water Filter Comparison

20 November, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

If you’re looking for a water filter comparison of the top brands such as PUR, Brita, TAPP, Culligan and Zerowater then look no further. We’ve tested and reviewed the top water pitchers and faucet water filters based on 7 criteria such as design, filtering capabilities, water flow, ease to install, cartridge material and yearly cost. First we look at each of these attributes and rate them and then summarize all at the end. So let’s get started with the water filter comparison. 1. Design and quality Shape and colours are subjective to measure. However, industrial design can be assessed in terms of functionality, robustness and simplicity. Based on this measure two of the filters stand out including PUR ultimate horizontal … Read more…

Microplastics in water

How to filter and remove microplastics from tap water

23 October, 2018 Erik leave a comment

Maybe you have read lately the recent news that 93% of bottled water around the world and 92% of tap water is contaminated with microplastics. A recent report also concludes that most human poo contains microplastics and we have no idea what the impact of this is on humans. 

The two studies of of bottled water and tap water by Orb Media are the largest of their kind. Orb Media analyzed 250 bottles from 9 different countries around the globe. An average of 40 plastic particles per gallon, each larger than the width of a human hair, were found in bottled water.

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Best Drinking Water Filters 2018

1 October, 2018 Erik leave a comment

What drinking water filter should you buy in 2018? 2017 was a year when interest in drinking water gathered pace. Tap water issues were reported by EWG and EPA in the US and similar organisations around Europe. Plastic pollution in our oceans and nature was elevated as a global crisis. Testing by Orbs across 4 continents even found microplastics in 83% of all tap water samples.

For many people it was an eye opener and interest in water filters is at an all time high.

Here’s a top list of the best water filters to buy in 2018:

1. Mitte counter-top filter

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What does activated carbon water filters remove?

22 August, 2018 Erik leave a comment

Active Carbon is pretty miraculous in terms of it’s abilities to remove contaminants, odor and bad taste from tap water. But how does it work and do you need one?

Here’s a simple overview to answer the question.

How does it work?

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Activated carbon filters are small pieces of carbon, in granular or block form, that have been treated to be extremely … Read more…

Water purifier at home

Do I need a water purifier for healthy drinking water?

17 August, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

Do you need a water purifier for healthy drinking water?

Tap water that comes from the public water supplier is highly regulated and therefore generally safe to drink in Europe. But what about the tap water that comes out of your faucet? Should we worry about it.

Ageing Water Infrastructure

In Europe, clean drinking water is generally available from the tap. However, the drinking water infrastructure is ageing across many countries, resulting in potential loss of quality levels of the water supply and sanitation services, leakage and spilling of water and broken or blocked wastewater pipes that can cause discharge of untreated sewage into local waterways (ref 1). Some segments of Europe’s 7 million+  … Read more…

TAPP 2 Smart Biodegradable Water Filter

People everywhere are saving money and the planet with this product

13 August, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

This year we consumed more than 250 Bn single-use plastic bottles worldwide. Of which less than 10% were recycled. Europeans now buy more bottled water than soda despite the fact that we have drinkable tap water.

Consumers are buying, lifting, consuming and disposing of single-use bottles. For this, they pay 500 times more than tap water. As if this wasn’t enough 90% of bottled water contains microplastics, plastic leaches into the water and our bodies get contaminated with BPA and phthalates of which we don’t yet understand the long-term impact.

Furthermore, most of the plastic ends up in landfills where it breaks down into microplastics that end up in the groundwater, rivers and eventually the oceans polluting all living organisms.

We have to … Read more…

What’s healthier – Bottled, filtered or tap water?

6 July, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

Is filtered water healthier than tap water and bottled water? What are the benefits of filtered water vs bottled water? We decided to compare the three and find a scientific answer to the questions. The study is based on Europe for the purpose of simplification but will also be valid in many other regions of the world. For US information change language.

This article is an extensive piece of research. If you don’t care about all the details then fee free to skip to the conclusion at the end. Also read our shorter article about bottled water vs tap water.

Nutrients in water

Before looking at the individual sources of drinking water it’s important to understand what the potential nutrition … Read more…

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