Microplastics – Impacts and Solution
Microplastics are now said to be found in our tap water and our food.
We look at their impact on us and the planet, as well as a solution that everyone can adopt.
“Microplastics are everywhere, so they may be in the tap water they are using in production.”
Several recent studies, some of which were featured on a recent Channel 4, ‘Food Unwrapped’ program, highlighted the global problem of microplastics.
They also discovered that microplastics can be found in tap water, as well as all the UK soft drinks in plastic bottles. Results range in size from 40 – 50 microns (less than the diameter of the average human hair). In fact, the program highlighted that many of us are unwittingly eating and drinking the equivalent of a credit card a week in microplastics.
These findings just highlight the sheer scale of the problem of microplastics being found in our water and food chain.
– Quotes from ‘Food Unwrapped‘ (S19, E5), Channel 4
Although not yet proven to be harmful to human health, microplastics can be harmful to our oceans, aquatic life, and the environment.
“Across our terrestrial and marine environments, microplastics have been found in most places where scientists have looked, including some of the most remote spots on Earth, threatening and, in some cases killing, wildlife.”
– The Guardian, May 2021
It is shocking to think that microplastics are threatening our planet and wildlife. They are adding to the evergrowing pollution of our planet and this is something that we all need help reduce.
Thankfully, there is a solution that we can all use to access safe water wherever we are
Water-to-Go filters can remove microplastics from water
However, the perfect way to filter out microplastics wherever you are is by using a Water-to-Go bottle. Our filters reduce the pore size to under 2 microns meaning they will trap and remove microplastics, as well as microbiological contaminants from any tap or non-saltwater source.
You can simply fill up your bottle and the filter will remove microplastics and contaminants as you drink. This will greatly reduce the amount of microplastic that you ingest and will mean you are doing your bit for the planet
To learn more about our filters and technology, check out our Testing Page
Our Filter Technology Eliminates Up To 99.9999%* Of Water Contaminants Including:
Deadly Viruses & Bacteria
Life-Threatening Water-borne Parasites
Poisonous Metals & Chemicals
Examples include: Cholera, Polio , E.coli, Hepatitis A , Cryptosporidium ,Tapeworm, Giardia , Chlorine, Fluoride, Lead and Mercury
*Based on BSC Laboratories reportView Complete List
How about ditching single-use plastic bottles altogether?
1 million plastic bottles are bought every minute*
Around the world, studies show that 1 million single-use plastic bottles are bought every minute, which is the equivalent to 20,000 a second. It is estimated that more than half a trillion will be sold annually by the end of the decade.
We all have to do something to change this, and we have a solution that everyone can adopt.
* The Guardian, 2017
How about ditching all those single-use plastic bottles and drinking clean, safe, good-tasting water at just 5p a litre? Well, you can with a Water-to-Go filter bottle!
Just 1 of our filters could replace up to 400 single-use plastic bottles. Think of the difference this could make
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Our bottles are recommended and used by leading travel companies, organisations and charities all over the world, to ensure you have safe, healthy drinking water anytime, anywhere. Our filters will remove harmful contaminants as well as microplastics from the water, meaning you can stay safely hydrated and single-use plastic free wherever you are.
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