The Green Advantages of Water Filtration Systems

The Environmental Downfalls to Bottled Water

Chicago Water Filtration Service It is hard to argue the fact that waste management has become a large problem in the world, with landfills growing to enormous sizes and recycling rates remaining dismally low. The number of plastic bottles produced by the bottled water industry and subsequently discarded by consumers has only exacerbated this problem. Besides the sheer number of plastic bottles produced each year, the energy required to manufacture and transport these bottles to market severely drains limited fossil fuels. Bottled water companies, due to their unregulated use of valuable resources and their production of billions of plastic bottles have presented a significant strain on the environment.

Some of the environmental concerns include:

  • Branding and bottling of water where there already exists a wholesome and safe supply of tap water is not as a sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil—enough to run 100,000 cars for a whole year—are used to make plastic water bottles, while transporting these bottles burns even more oil.
  • Every liter of bottled water sold, represents three liters of water in the production process.
  • The trucks used to transport bottles of water emit large volumes of Co2, contributing to the dangerous effects of climate change.
  • 55% of water bottles end up in landfills, taking 450 years to break down. This significantly contributes to the vast levels of waste and pollution that society is already struggling to manage.
  • Big bottles of water also run the risk of becoming contaminated with bacteria from the air before they have been finished by consumers.

10 Benefits of Using a Water Filtration Cooler

  • Water filters provide better tasting and better smelling drinking water by removing chlorine and bacterial contaminants.
  • Point-of-use water filters remove lead from drinking water immediately prior to consumption, thus preventing this harmful substance from entering the body.
  • The purchase of a countertop filter results in a source of clean, healthy water that costs much less than bottled water.
  • Water filters greatly reduce the risk of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and bladder cancer by removing chlorine and chlorine byproducts from drinking water.
  • A solid block carbon water filter can selectively remove dangerous contaminants from drinking water while retaining healthy mineral deposits that balance the pH of drinking water.
  • Drinking clean, filtered water protects the body from disease and leads to overall greater health.
  • A water filter provides clean, healthy water for cooking, as well as drinking, at the convenience of tap water.
  • Water filters reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disease by more than 33 percent by removing cryptosporidium and giardia from drinking water.
  • Drinking pure water is especially important for children. Water filters provide the healthiest water for children's developing immune systems.
  • Water filters offer the last line of defense between the body and the over 2100 known toxins that may be present in drinking water.

New At ARC Vending - Green Filters!

Chicago Water Filtration Service

The new Oasis Green Filter® system is the most environmentally friendly water filtration system in the industry. Implementing re-usable filter housings and bio-degradable filter elements, as opposed to other filter cartridges where a large plastic or metal housing ends up in the landfill, never to decompose. This customizable system has a number of filtration levels that filter everything from chlorine, bad taste and odor, to 99.99% of cysts and many bacteria.

For modern water filtration equipment with the environmental advantage, the choice is easy. For additional information about ARC Vending please complete our on-line information request or call us at 847-671-6100.

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