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Eliminate buying
bottled water
and the excess plastics
going into landfills & oceans!

The Garbage Patch is located within the North Pacific Gyre, one of the five major oceanic gyres.

Forever Healthy Water

Advantages

  • No heavy bottles to lift, no trips to the store, and no monthly billing required.

  • Tests indicate that most bottled waters may be of low quality and often do not even meet the same standards as tap water.

  • Bottled water is more costly than the water prepared with our "2 Pure H2O" Vita Tech Water System.
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  • When the quality and performance is combined, it is the most cost-efficient convenient method of getting pure great-tasting water.

  • With ou"2 Pure H2O" Vita Tech Water System, the cost of your high quality purified water is a few cents per gallon, which translates into big savings for you and your family, when compared to how much is spent on a gallon of bottled water from the grocery store or delivered to your home by truck.
  • "2 Pure H2O" Vita Tech Water is the best water purification system.

  • Other purified and/or filtered bottled waters usually have no packaging or freshness expiration dates.

  • Bottled waters can grow bacteria during weeks of sitting on the shelf.

Warning: Plastics Safety Alert

"By way of the food chain, and also drinking water and using plastic items in your everyday life, you are ingesting plastics every day, in the form of the following chemicals:

  • Cancer-causing PFOAs
  • PBDEs, which cause reproductive problems
  • Phthalates, another group of reproductive toxins
  • BPA, which disrupts your endocrine system by mimicking the female hormone estrogen."

~ Dr. Joseph Mercola

"Do You Know What Plastic Recycling Symbols Mean?", April 19 2008

Identify Your Plastics

Plastic Resin Identification Codes

There are seven classes of plastics used in packaging applications.

Number 1 Plastics -- PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)

  • Found In: Soft drinks, water and beer bottles; mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil containers; ovenable food trays. 

PET plastic is the most common for single-use bottled beverages, because it is inexpensive, lightweight and easy to recycle. It poses low risk of leaching breakdown products. Recycling rates remain relatively low (around 20%), though the material is in high demand by remanufacturers.

Number 2 Plastics -- HDPE (high density polyethylene)

  • Found In: Milk jugs, juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles; some trash and shopping bags; motor oil bottles; butter and yogurt tubs; cereal box liners.

HDPE is a versatile plastic with many uses, especially for packaging. It carries low risk of leaching and is readily recyclable into many goods.

Number 3 Plastics -- V (Vinyl) or PVC

  • Found In: Window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging, wire jacketing, medical equipment, siding, windows, piping.

PVC is tough and weathers well, so it is commonly used for piping, siding and similar applications. PVC contains chlorine, so its manufacture can release highly dangerous dioxins. If you must cook with PVC, don't let the plastic touch food. Also never burn PVC, because it releases toxins.

Number 4 Plastics -- LDPE (low density polyethylene)

  • Found In: Squeezable bottles; bread, frozen food, dry cleaning and shopping bags; tote bags; clothing; furniture; carpet.

LDPE is a flexible plastic with many applications. Historically it has not been accepted through most American curbside recycling programs, but more and more communities are starting to accept it.

Type 7 is the catch-all "other" class, and some type 7 plastics, such as polycarbonate (sometimes identified with the letters "PC" near the recycling symbol) and epoxy resins, are made from Bisphenol A monomer.

Type 3 (PVC) can also contain Bisphenol A as an antioxidant in plasticizers." [1]

Number 5 Plastics -- PP (polypropylene)

  • Found In: Some yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws, medicine bottles.

Polypropylene has a high melting point, and so is often chosen for containers that must accept hot liquid. It is gradually becoming more accepted by recyclers.

[1]  Bisphenol A.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, [Internet]. {cited May 21, 2010].
Available from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A  

Number 6 Plastics -- PS (polystyrene)

  • Found In: Disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers, aspirin bottles, compact disc cases.

Polystyrene can be made into rigid or foam products -- in the latter case it is popularly known as the trademark Styrofoam. Evidence suggests polystyrene can leach potential toxins into foods. The material was long on environmentalists' hit lists for dispersing widely across the landscape, and for being notoriously difficult to recycle. Most places still don't accept it, though it is gradually gaining traction.

Number 7 Plastics -- Miscellaneous including acrylic, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, fiberglass, nylon, polycarbonate and polylactic acid

  • Found In: Three- and five-gallon water bottles, ‘bullet-proof‘ materials, sunglasses, DVDs, iPod and computer cases, signs and displays, certain food containers, nylon.

A wide variety of plastic resins that don't fit into the previous categories are lumped into number 7. A few are even made from plants (polyactide) and are compostable. Polycarbonate is number 7, and is the hard plastic that has parents worried these days, after studies have shown it can leach potential hormone disruptors.

What Do Recycling Symbols on Plastics Mean? 
Your guide to figuring out what those recycling codes on plastics mean.

Sources:

Plastic Resin Identification Codes ~ Recent News

Plastic Facts 

  • Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. [1]
  • Worldwide each year the planet is using 30 billion throw-away bottles of water! [2]
  • 8 out of 10 of those bottles end up in a landfill. [3]
  • Plastic takes up to 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill. [4], [5]
  • Recycling plastic takes 88% less energy than making plastic from raw materials. [5]
  • Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the Earth four times. [5]
  • Americans throw away 35 billion plastic bottles every year. [5]
  • Only about 25% of the plastic produced in the U.S. is recycled. [5]
  • If we recycled the other 75% we could save 1 billion gallons of oil and 44 million cubic yards of landfill space annually. [5]
  • Using aluminum or glass containers is always preferable over plastic. [5]
  • A plastic bottle of drinking water contains on average 4 cents worth of water. [5]
  • By using reusable drink containers, an average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable bottles per year. [5]

Plastic Facts Sources: 

Toxins in Plastics ~ Additional References

Travel

For travel, a glass water bottle or jar, only if there is no BPA (Bisphenol A) plastic in the lid, is the best choice. You may choose the one that we recommend:

Please see our

Lifefactory

22 oz. Glass Water Bottles

 

Bottled Water ~ Why Not?

Bottled Water: Drink filtered tap water instead.

"You can read the bottle label and still not know whether the water is pure or just processed tap water. EWG found 38 contaminants in 10 popular brands."

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