Plastic water bottles are a bigger problem than we think
Jean Hill, a self-described “little old lady in tennis shoes,” was a pioneer in fighting plastic pollution. As told in the 2014 documentary, Divide in Concord, she successfully campaigned to ban single-use plastic water bottles in her hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. Why did she do it?
Jean was alarmed after her grandson told her about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Like so many people, she could not believe that masses of plastic garbage—some as big as the state of Texas—float continually in the Pacific Ocean. Plastic water bottles are a major contributor to this crisis, causing one of Jean’s fellow advocates to declare, “Single-serve bottled water is the poster child for unsustainability.”
Statistics support this idea. For instance, the Plastic Pollution Coalition reports “Americans alone discard more than 30 million tons of plastic a year; only eight percent of it gets recycled.” People drink bottled water out of convenience, but it’s not a sustainable habit for the planet.
Not only are plastic water bottles unhealthy for our environment, they may be unhealthy for our bodies, too. Too often bottled water companies fail to disclose information about the water source, treatment activities and quality reports.
In 2015, fourteen brands of bottled water sold in eleven states were recalled after the water source tested positive for E. coli. Mae Wu, a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council told The Chicago Tribune, “The overall point is that people shouldn’t assume that bottled water is any more safe or more clean or more pure than regular tap water.”
Water filter systems provide a more sustainable solution to reliable, clean water. The Coway Aquamega 100 countertop water purifier processes water through your kitchen faucet while triple-filtration technology, eliminates up to 99.9 percent of the contaminants from water, without producing plastic bottle pollution. So, as your family benefits from clean, safe water, so does the environment.
1Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing.They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
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299.97% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen were verified to be removed from the air for Coway air purifiers which have Green True HEPA™ filter applied based on the Japan Food Research Laboratories(JFRL) testing according to JEM 1467 standard.
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→ All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
- Virus: Tested with Escherichia coli phage ΦX174 NBRC 103405, 60 minutes
- Bacteria: Tested with Staphylococcus epidermidis NBRC 12993, 60 minutes
- Fungi/Mold: Tested with Penicillium citrinum NBRC 6352, 60 minutes
- Pollen: Tested with Cedar Pollen extract, 60 minutes
3Aerosol test conducted in a Biosafety level 3 laboratory with two Coway air purifier models, Coway Airmega 250 and 400 for removal of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol by US based MRI Global, a not-for-profit laboratory and partner of US Department of Defense. The test was conducted in a 13.1ft3 chamber. Virus was aerosolized for 15 minutes and the product was turned on high for 2 minutes. Result showed each product effectively removed over 99.98% of the SARS-CoV-2 in 2 minutes. This is a result from a laboratory experiment condition and result may vary in different conditions. This result does not imply it kills SARS-CoV-2 or prevents the transmission of Covid-19. Coway Airmega 250S and 400S are identical to the tested models and has equal performance with an additional mobile connectivity function.
4The concentration of ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid were proven to be removed within 30 minutes by FCG Research Institute, Inc. Human Life Science Lab. It is not a demonstration result in the actual use space. Not all odors and gases may be supported. → Tested with Coway Airmega 150, 160, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 400, 400S
5The coverage area of the air purifier is based on an area where the air cleaner can make two air changes per hour (ACPH). An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean an area, assuming the height of a ceiling to be 8 ft, in one hour. Therefore ** means two air changes per hour means that the cleaner can clean the area once every 30 minutes and * means air changes per hour means that the air purifier can clean the area once every 60 minutes.
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