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 100 billion gallons (391 Billion litres) of water per year or 1 million bottles per minute.
As a consequence our oceans are literary swimming in plastic.
And despite initiatives around the world to … Read more…
There are four essential things that will make a sustainable kitchen.
Food and packaging waste, water consumption, energy consumption and materials. Here are some easy and slightly harder things you can do to create a sustainable kitchen.
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 oven … Read more…
What are Microplastics?
Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than 5mm (0.2 in) long. They have been found everywhere! They are found in our oceans, our rivers, our air, but also our food, bottled water, and tap water. Due to their small size, they are easy to digest and are now the subject of a health review by the World Health Organisation.
Microplastics end up in our ocean, are eaten by marine life, which in turn are eaten by humans or larger animals. They have been found in over 94% of tap water in the USA and 72% in Europe, as well as in 93% of bottled water around the world.
Where do microplastics come from?
Microplastics come from … Read more…
Moving to a new shared home is often a good opportunity to think of new resolutions and start fresh. Being in a new environment is perfect to rethink your habits and re-evaluate your impact on the world and the environment.
In this list, we will show you some simple alternatives to help you save money, the environment, and that every roommate in the house will love to use.
Product: Smart faucet water filter
Replacing: Water Bottles
Money saved (/person/year): $500
Going on holiday is often the chance to relax and enjoy a new city and discover new cultures. But not being at home, often means having to spend money buying non-eco-friendly, non-recyclable products which could have a negative environmental impact.
Portable Water Filter: Faucet mount faucet filters such as TAPP 2, take up very little space and can fit practically any standard faucet. You should not have to pay a premium for single-use water bottles which might end up in the sea. If you are traveling to a country where water is drinkable – which is most of Europe, the US/Canada and parts of Asia/Australia – but aren’t sure about the taste, lead and/or other potential contaminants as a result … Read more…
With the growing threat of plastic pollution in oceans, rivers, lakes and even tap water you might want to help contribute to reducing plastic waste. Zero waste is very hard but reducing your plastic footprint by 80% can be relatively easy and have a positive long-term impact. Join the Plastic Free July movement, and give plastic a rest this July!
Here are 5 easy ways you can help:
1) Shop without plastics
Always bring your own reusable bags for grocery and other shopping. Shop vegetables and fruits in a local market where they will weight and package the products in your bags, and avoid plastic wrapping entirely. Always select products without plastic packaging if possible. For items which might “drip”, carry … Read more…
2017 had its ups and downs when it comes to world politics and the environment. But stop blaming others and take action.
Here are 5 tips for things you can do in 2018 that will save the planet and even save you money without too much effort.
5 tips to save the planet: Transport
Rethink travel to work, school, friends, shopping, etc. Walk or bicycle whenever possible, take the train or bus instead of the car or motorcycle, switch to electric or hybrid when possible. Reduce the CO2 footprint and maybe get some free exercise. Spend the next holiday discovering your surroundings and cut down on travel by plane.
Change the lightbulbs at home to LEDs, connect to a … Read more…
What is the #jointheTAPPrevolution? In most of North America and Europe, we are fortunate enough to have clean healthy water. Despite this, more and more people are replacing tap water with bottled water. This year more than 250 billion bottles of water will be sold whereas less than 10% are recycled.
But there is a solution in many parts of the world, and it’s called tap water.
At TAPP Water we promote the drinking of tap water through education, marketing, affordable water filters, refillable bottles and other tools and products. We present the facts based on known science about drinking water, contaminants, health impact and more.
TAPP comes from a combination of tap and app as our TAPP app plays an important role in keeping … Read more…