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Can I drink the tap water in Dubai?

1 February, 2019 Magnus leave a comment

Yes, you can generally drink the tap water in Dubai and other parts of UAE but there are some potential risks to consider. Avoid bottled water if you can as there are no proven health benefits and plastic is bad for the environment and potentially human health.

Continue reading for everything you need to know about tap water, bottled water and water filters in Dubai.

Introduction

In the last four decades the desert city of Dubai, the busiest business hub in the UAE, has turned into a place which can beat any foreign city in terms of its living standards. It has a vibrant and cosmopolitan environment which is supported by an advanced, substantial infrastructure . There’s economic and political … Read more…

Best Water Filters 2019

30 January, 2019 Erik leave a comment

What are the best water filters to buy in 2019? We list some of the top products from affordable faucet water filters to expensive whole house filters.

Why do you need a water filter?

In the past year interest in drinking water has gathered pace. Tap water issues have been reported by EWG, CDC and EPA in the US and similar organizations around world. Plastic pollution in our oceans and nature was elevated as a global crisis. Testing by Orb Media across 4 continents even found microplastics in 83% of all tap water samples as well as 90% of bottled water in the US.

For many people, it’s been an eye-opener. Because even if most public tap water in … Read more…

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Can I drink the tap water in Singapore?

28 January, 2019 Magnus leave a comment

Can I Drink Tap Water in Singapore?

This is a legit question, if you live in or planning to travel to Singapore. And the answer is positive: yes, you can drink tap water in Singapore. In fact, according to official sources, on the Asian continent, Singapore is one of the few countries where the tap water is safe for drinking, alongside Hong Kong, Brunei, Israel, South Korea, and Japan.

In spite of this, most people drink bottled water or boil their tap water before drinking it. But this isn’t because Singapore tap water is unsafe, but merely because this used to be a local practice, as, in the past, the tap water wasn’t safe to drink. There are also … Read more…

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Pledge less plastic and share = Less plastic in the oceans

23 January, 2019 Magnus leave a comment

Take this 30-day pledge to reduce plastic waste and we will donate 1€ for every pledge + share on social media.

2018 was the year when media made plastic pollution a major issue for the planet. Despite this the amount of plastic produced and consumed increased by about 4%.

Can we make 2019 the year when we reduce plastic waste?

Eliminating single use plastic is really hard for most people. Most products we buy every day are wrapped in plastic in some way (vegetables, snacks, coffee, tea, etc).

To reduce plastic waste we need to make it easy and convenient. Therefore we’ve focused on 3 sources of plastic that anyone can avoid without a complete lifestyle change.

Make the pledge … Read more…

Can I drink Hong Kong tap water

Can I drink the tap water in Hong Kong?

21 January, 2019 Magnus leave a comment

Yes, you can drink the tap water in Hong Kong. The water treatment in Hong Kong matches that of the US and Western European countries and WHO standards. The main risk is contaminants from pipes in older buildings and unregulated contaminants such as microplastics.

Therefore, Hong Kong residents living in older buildings or that simply want to reduce risk may want to use a water filter.

For tourists visiting and staying in hotels (especially those built in the past 20 years) tap is most likely safer than bottled water.

Below we will explore why.

Where does the water come from?

Hong Kong doesn’t have enough fresh water supply on the islands so therefore 80-90% of the water supply is imported … 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…

Infographic: Where does all the plastic end up

10 December, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

Have you ever wondered where all the plastic ends up after we’ve consumed it? Maybe you think that the bottles you recycle every week become new plastic bottles? Or that all the plastic found in the oceans were thrown in there by someone?

We went on a mission to find out the truth.

What we found was worse than we could have ever imagined.

Here’s an overview of the Top 10 Facts of where all the plastic ends up. We hope it helps you and others wake up to the reality and help so something about it.

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

8 December, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

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

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

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