May 1, 2023|Circular Economy, Community-driven solutions, Eco-Friendly, Eco-friendly solutions, Food & Drink, Green Living, Healthy Living, Reusable Water Bottle
In today’s world, where plastic pollution is a major concern, making small lifestyle changes can have a big impact on the planet. One such change that is easy to adopt and can make a significant difference is carrying your own refillable water bottle.
Here are some reasons why switching to a refillable water bottle is a positive step towards a more sustainable future:
1. It Reduces Plastic Waste: By using a refillable water bottle, you can avoid the need to purchase plastic bottles of water. This can help reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in our oceans and landfills, where it can take hundreds of years to decompose.
2. It’s Healthier: Drinking water from your own bottle eliminates the risk of harmful chemicals from single-use plastic bottles leaching into your water. Plus, it encourages you to drink more water throughout the day, which can have numerous health benefits.
3. It Saves Money: Refilling your own water bottle is significantly cheaper than buying bottled water. In fact, it can save you hundreds of dollars per year!
But where can you refill your water bottle when you’re on-the-go? This is where the Water-Map app comes in. This free app allows you to locate over 250,000 water refill points across the globe, making it easier than ever to stay hydrated while reducing your plastic footprint. Additionally, you can add new refill points to the app’s database using Google Maps, helping to create a more comprehensive database for everyone.
Using the Water-Map app is simple. Just download the app from the App Store or Google Play, and enter your location to find the nearest refill points. The app provides information on the type of refill point available, such as public fountains or cafes offering free refills, and also allows you to rate and review refill points to help other users.
By adopting a refillable water bottle and using the Water-Map app to find refill points, you can take a small step towards a more sustainable future while also promoting better health and saving money. So, let’s take the pledge to #RefillNotLandfill and do our part in reducing plastic pollution.
Links to download the app:
App Store: https://apps.apple.com/de/app/water-map/id1586199392?l=en
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.watermap.watermap
– “The Power of Refill: Reducing Plastic Pollution” by Plastic Oceans International
– Water-Map app website: www.water-map.org.