Turn your back on plastic

Sustainability is a byword for ethical living. As the planet is being swamped with waste that is threatening eco-systems across the world we need to take action to cut our footprint.

Plastic has emerged as a major problem and is destroying marine life at a shocking level.

More than 500 billion plastic bottles were bought across the world in 2016, many of these will have failed to be recycled.

Plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose and 100,000 marine animals and one million seabirds die each year as a result of plastic waste.

Single-use plastic is a huge part of this problem, not least plastic water bottles – used once then discarded to add to the problem of plastic pollution.

In response to the concerns about plastic the British government has outlined a 25-year plan to stop the use of ‘avoidable’ plastic.

Cities are setting out their eco-credentials and bidding to become plastic free while free water networks are seeing businesses open their doors to non-paying customers looking for a water refill to cut down on plastic bottle use.

UK supermarkets have also pledged to ban unnecessary single-use plastic by 2025.

There is no need to buy bottled water, filtered tap water provides the very best quality water – without adding to the problem of single-use plastic.

A Royal Doulton® water filter offers a permanent and sustainable solution for clean, healthy water.

Families can use their main kitchen tap to fill up reusable bottles before leaving the house safe in the knowledge they have ready access to high quality drinking water – and that they will not be adding to the problem of plastic pollution.

Plastic in drinking water

The true extent of the problem of plastic waste has been driven home by findings that plastic microparticles are often present in both tap water and bottled water.

The Royal Doulton® ELITE/BTU removes microparticles down to 0.2 microns in size from drinking water.

Plastic is a real problem but you can play your part in reducing waste. Use a Royal Doulton® water filter to make sure you have sustainable access to high quality, healthy water while protecting yourself from the presence of plastic microparticles.