Water Facts

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…

HOW SAFE IS TAP WATER FOR YOUR DOG?

13 September, 2018 Shawn, content writer at FeedFond leave a comment

Many of us are lucky to have the companionship of man’s best friend. We are always concerned about what is best for our favorite furry canines.

Whether it’s ensuring that they get quality nutritious food or the best grooming in town, we try to provide our dogs with the very best. However when it comes to drinking water, what are you giving your dogs?

Umm….. tap water?

I thought so.

For something so essential tap water is taken for granted. We often don’t give a second thought to where our dogs are getting their hydration from.

But it’s important to ensure that the dog your water’s having is safe and healthy.

Benefits/Importance of Hydration

Dogs like us have a body … Read more…

Is filtered tap water safe for babies?

15 August, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

We often get asked if tap water or more specifically is filtered tap water safe for babies?

As parents we are all super concerned about the well-being of our little babies. Two of the co-founders at Tapp Water recently became parents and therefore spent a lot of time researching this topic before making a decision. In this article we will share our research and conclusion.

Note that babies less than 6 months should not be drinking tap water so this article refers to water used for baby formula and drinking water for babies older than 6 months.

1. Why do we boil the water?

Babies have immature immune systems and therefore we want to make … 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…

Visiting Aigües de Barcelona water treatment plant

8 June, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

On the 15th of March TAPP Water’s team was lucky enough to do a visit to one of Aigües de Barcelona water treatment plants. Aigües de Barcelona is the company that manages the water supply of all homes in the city of Barcelona, and they have one of the most complex and advanced water treatment plant in Europe, as well as a history of over 150 years.

Also read our other article about “if you can drink the tap water in Barcelona“.

Here’s a summary from our visit:

About the Barcelona water treatment plant

The ETAP (Estación de Tratamiento de Agua Potable / Drinkable Water Treatment Plant) of Sant Joan d’Espí was built approximately 50 years ago, in … Read more…

TAPP talks on BBC about how to remove microplastics

16 May, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

Since the recent reports by OrbMedia that found microplastics in 83% of tap water and 92% of bottled water. Vic Minett on the mid-morning show received a question on the show asking three questions related to this issue to Magnus Jern, founder and head of strategy at TAPP Water.

Here’s a short summary of the interview:

BBC: What are microplastics? Magnus: Pieces of plastic smaller than 5mm and mostly smaller than the eye can see. Microplastics have been found pretty much everywhere including the oceans, fish, microorganisms, tap water and even bottled water.

A study by Orb Media found microplastics in 90% of all bottled water with some as high as 10,000 plastic pieces per liter and 83% of … Read more…

5 reasons to drink tap water

15 May, 2018 Erik leave a comment

Why should you drink tap water?

In Europe and North America we are fortunate to have safe and healthy tap water in most countries and cities. So why do so many people still drink bottled water?

Here are 5 facts and reasons why you should drink tap water (filtered or unfiltered):

It’s healthier for you

Don’t take our word for this. The World Health Organization, water institutes around the world and doctors frequently publish reports stating that this water is safer or as safe as bottled water for your health. Read more about the facts of tap water.

Taste

In some places like Madrid, Zurich, Munich, Stockholm and Oslo the local tap water tastes great. In other countries and local municipalities it … Read more…

Why you may want to use a shower filter?

8 May, 2018 Erik leave a comment

Most of us shower at least once per day with the belief that it’s good for our health and beauty. Actually, we might think that if we would know the difference it makes and the shower filter benefits.

Whereas there is limited scientific evidence that chlorine in drinking water bad for your health it is more when it comes to showering. Even professionals at the municipal water companies will admit the risks with hot showers as the water vaporises and forms THMs.

There are sever shower filter benefits.

There is a range of side effects associated with showering with chlorinated water including: Dry or irritated skin Hair that is brittle, dry or frizzy Hair loss Red or irritated eyes Irritated sinuses … Read more…

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