Water is the building block of everything we eat and our very survival. Fresh water only makes up 3% of the total water on the earth. Almost 69% of that is locked away in icecaps and glaciers. With fresh water so scarce, it is more important now then ever before that we take steps to Go Green.
Going green not only means reducing water pollution and reducing electricity usage, it also means Green methods of water purification that will not artificially alter our water or cause more pollution to our limited fresh water supply.
While the consensus is that, overall, tap water is better than bottled water for the environment and in some cases for your health as well, untreated tap water has issues that can be addressed and are addressed by Natursorb.
Why not bottled water?
Making PET bottles for water uses up 1.5 million barrels of crude oil, enough to fuel 100,000 American cars for a year. 2.7 tons of plastic are used to bottle water. 86% become garbage or litter. (Earth Policy Institute).
''Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing--producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy,'' and costs 10,000% more.
Tap water comes to us through an energy-efficient infrastructure whereas bottled water must be transported long distances--and nearly one-fourth of it across national borders--by boat, train, airplane, and truck. This involves burning massive quantities of fossil fuels.
How does Naturesorb and its partners Go Green with water?
As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, we understand the need for environmentally friendly solutions to an increasingly polluted water supply.
Knowing how limited our water is and how much we impact the environment in the creation and transportation of bottled water, what if we could purify our water from the tap, the very tap that comes to us through an energy-efficient infrastructure?
Natursorb Carbon filters offer you an all natural method of water filtration that will help to purify your water, without a negative impact on our environment. Carbon is a naturally occurring substance that can be found anywhere in the world. In fact, we are carbon based life forms! Carbon also lacks the discharge or harmful byproducts that other filtration products have. There is no wasted water during filtration and there is no harmful chemical leeching. Once the carbon absorbs the chemicals, it’s locked away forever.
The Natursob using Filtersorb is a revolutionary softening process that eliminates the nasty effects of hard water, without the harsh impact to the environment. The Natursorb wastes no water and does not discharge harmful salt brine into our limited fresh water supply. This technology allows for the softening of your water without the use of chemicals or the waste of a traditional system.
On average, traditional water softening methods waste 100-120 gallons water at least twice a week! That’s over 12,000 gallons of water wasted each year. Much of the world gets by on 2.5 gallons of water per day. That means you are wasting the yearly water consumption of 13 people each year, for each traditional softener installed, and there are millions of them in operation every day.
How can consumers help the environment?
Purchasing a Natursorb filtration and softening system over a conventional ion exchange softener is one step you can take to save 12,000 gallons of water a year. This should not be your only step. There are other things that you can do to save major amounts of water:
- Low flow shower heads cut shower water usage by over half
- Hot water circulator allows instant hot water at all taps thus saving many gallons of water and especially true for those that have homes on slabs..
- Eco friendly plants that require less water than most exotics
- Replace old 5 gal. flush toilets for new 1.6 units
If you do all the above you will save tens of thousands of gallons of water per year, you can look in the mirror and know that you are doing your part to save the water on this planet. YOU ARE GREEN!