Can I drink the tap water in Germany?

14 March, 2019 Magnus leave a comment

Yes, tap water is the safest and most controlled  beverage/food product in Germany. Many German cities including Berlin and Munich brag about the quality of their tap water which often comes from the same source as mineral water. 

Therefore the consumption of bottled water in Germany is surprising. On average, every citizen drinks around 147 liters of mineral water per year. In 1970 it was just 12.5 liters.

Nonetheless, according to water research by OrbMedia; microplastics were found in 72% of all tap water in Europe, including Germany. Chlorine added to the water for disinfection can bring an unwanted taste or smell, and its byproducts have been identified as cancerogenous. A simple, affordable and high quality carbon block filter … Read more…

Pros and cons of biodegradable plastics (bioplastics)

Pros and cons of biodegradable plastics (bioplastics)

3 January, 2019 Magnus leave a comment

What are the pros and cons of biodegradable plastics? Are biodegradable plastics (bioplastics) good for the planet? Are the waste management systems prepared for biodegradable plastic waste? How fast do biodegradable plastics break down? We’ve spend a lot of time researching and pondering these topics. In this blog we will attempt to answer the most common questions on use of bioplastics.

Could we give up single use plastic?

The best thing would be if we could simply give up single use plastics. Refuse, reduce and reuse should always be the priority. Examples of success in reducing use of plastic include

charging for or banning plastic bags as there are good alternatives making customers ask for straws for drinks in fast food … Read more…

10 Great Sustainable Christmas Gift Tips

6 December, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

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 good for planet starting from as little as €20.

1. A year of clean healthy water

Is your family or friend carrying home heavy and expensive water bottles from the store or using an old Brita filter? Save the person’s back, wallet and help 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 the recipient will like this one.

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The best healthy and environmentally friendly green gifts for Christmas and New Year’s

1 December, 2018 Jeff Tapp Water leave a comment

Looking for green gifts for your loved ones? Perfect! Here are a couple of water related green gifts for Christmas suggestions from the TAPP Water team:

1. TAPP Water Filter

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It’s the gift that keeps on giving. A water filter that anyone can install themselves in the kitchen.

Throughout … Read more…

Global bottled water production

How many people consume bottled water globally?

29 October, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

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 391 Billion litres of water per year or 1 million bottles per minute.

As a consequence our oceans are literary swimming in plastic. swimming in plastic trashswimming in plastic trash

And despite initiatives around the world to reduce plastic waste, … Read more…

Sustainable kitchen

4 Tips for a sustainable kitchen

18 July, 2018 Erik leave a comment

There are four essential things that will make a kitchen more sustainable.

Food and packaging waste, water consumption, energy consumption and materials. Here are some easy and slightly harder things you can do to make your kitchen sustainable.

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 … Read more…

10 Things you didn’t know about bottled water in the U.S

5 July, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

There are a lot of myths and urban legends about tap and bottled water. Here are 10 facts you probably didn’t know.

93% of bottled water contains microplastics More than ¼ of bottled water is just municipal tap waterRead more…

Is filtered water healthier than bottled water?

5 July, 2018 Erik leave a comment

Is filtered water healthier than tap water and bottled water? Or is bottled water the healthiest option? We decided to compare the three and find a scientific answer to the question. The study is based on Europe and North America for the purpose of simplification but will also be valid in many other regions of the world.

This article is an extensive piece of research

Nutrients in water

Before looking at the individual sources of drinking water it’s important to understand what the potential nutrition contribution of drinking water is. Many people consume mineral waters because of the perception that they may be more healthful but are they?

WHO held a conference in 2005 with experts from around the world to investigate. … Read more…