Green Tip of The Day

Use a faucet-mounted water filter to filter your tap water. Properly filtered tap water is purer than bottled water, less expensive and better for the environment. Unlike bottled water, tap water is regularly tested for safety. A simple, faucet-mounted water filter can improve its smell and taste. If you're not sure you want to spend $35 for a water filter, consider this . . . according to the New York Times, a person drinking only bottled water will spend about $1,400 a year compared to the 49 cents it costs for a year's supply of tap water. Also consider the environmental cost. One and a half million barrels of oil are used every year to manufacture disposable plastic water bottles for the U.S. That's enough to fuel 100,000 cars for a year. About 80% of those bottles will end up as litter or in landfills where they’ll take at least 450 years to break down!

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