Do you like sparkling water?
Great! So do hundreds of millions of other people around the world. It’s refreshing and healthy, as it often replaces other sugary drinks.
Unfortunately there is also a dark side of sparkling water, as more than 75% of sparkling water sold comes in plastic bottles. Out of these, less than 10% are recycled worldwide.
So what’s the alternative to sparkling water?
Water filter + Sodastream!
To produce sparkling water at home you need two things:
- Fresh clean water
- A carbonating device
If you’re lucky then your tap water is already good enough. As a first step just fill up a bottle and put it in the fridge to make it cold.
If the tap water tastes bad and/or is polluted then you can use a quality water filter such as TAPP 1 to turn tap water into clean fresh drinking water.
Then use Sodastream to carbonate the water in a couple of seconds.
With this duo (TAPP 1 + Sodastream) , no more plastic or carrying home bottles and you’ll save up to €100 per year compared to buying sparkling water. Note: Our special offer has ended and we are now out of stock of Sodastream. You can buy Sodastream from Amazon.
Drink and enjoy water filter + Sodastream!
Wait… But carbonated tap water is not mineral water?
Actually it often is. The tap water in e.g. London, Berlin and Barcelona contains as much minerals as Evian water although less than Pellegrino. Read more about minerals in tap water here.
3 thoughts on “Water filter + Sodastream = healthy, less plastic, save money and increase happiness”
I live in Portugal and use a Brita water filter jug, then I boil the water. I do not want to buy bottled water because of the plastic waste The Brita filter makes the water taste fine (my tap water does not taste wonderful).
What I do not understand is why nearly everyone buys water in heavy plastic botlles; even people on low incomes. Why do they buy it?
However, I have bought bottled water in the past, opened it and, because it tasted bad, I became convinced it was tap water! Also, I see plastic water bottles sitting in the hot sun in supermarkets. Surely, sun reacts with the plastic and has a negative effect on the water in those bottles.
I will continue to filter and boil my water; I am not going to buy plastic bottles!
I once got a dose of dire rear (!), went to a pharmacist and told him I was new in the area and it was probably the water; he got very angry, stating that the water in Portugal is excellent. “You have been eating large eggs, haven’t you?” he said. He was absolutely correct: I had been eating large eggs which were not properly cooked in the middle…
Thanks for your question and comment. You are right to question bottled water.
If your tap water comes from a public water source then it’s very unlikely that it will contain any bad bacteria. Therefore boiling it is unnecessary. Much more likely that you will get sick from food as you rightly pointed out.
The TAPP Team
Great question. 30 years back when everyone was drinking tap water there were a lot of issues. Therefore more and more people switched to bottled water when they were able to afford it. Today most of the tap water in Portugal is safe to drink and actually safer than bottled water.
The Brita carafe will not make it safer to drink but it does remove the the chlorine and chlorine bi-products that make it taste bad. TAPP filters will generally remove a lot more contaminants than Brita if this is what you are concerned about?
The TAPP Team