It’s no doubt that you’ve seen some of the horrible images of plastic waste floating in the ocean, trapping innocent birds and wildlife and generally causing unsightly messes. How did we get here?
Plastic as we know it today doesn’t contain any molecules found in nature. That’s why it doesn’t ever degrade when it becomes litter. It’s 100% incompatible with nature. So why would we want to store water, our most precious natural resource in plastic?
Unethical corporate greed caused tap water to be seen as inherently unsafe. And while there is some truth to that, especially in certain municipalities, most bottled water is not safer than tap water because it is not subject to stringent regulations like tap water.
Our mission at The Wellness Enterprise started with founder Patrick Durkin’s vision to rid the world of plastic bottles and help humanity understand the true nature of optimal hydration. We’d love it if you joined us and took THE PLEDGE to become a part of the solution to get rid of plastic.
If you need convincing, there are a lot of things we think everyone should know about bottled water.
What you should know about bottled water
Fact #1: Bottled Water is at Least 667 Times More Expensive Than Tap Water
Most tap water costs $0.003 per gallon. That is about $0.01 per 3 gallons. Bottled water ranges anywhere between $2.00 to $8.00 per gallon.
Could you imagine taking a shower with bottled water everyday? It seems preposterous, but the math makes a point. The average American spends 8.2 minutes in a shower. Water saving shower heads produce 2 gallons per minute. So the average shower using the cheapest bottled water would cost $32.80. For tap water, it would be 5 cents. To determine your daily water usage, you can take this short survey from the USGS.
The founder of The Wellness Enterprise, Patrick Durkin, has done some of his own calculations and he finds that a family of four would save hundreds of thousands of dollars over their lives if they had a Structured Water device and stopped drinking bottled water. Watch the video here.
Fact #2: Bottled Water is Not Safer Than Tap Water
While we recognize that bottled water can serve a useful purpose, such as when municipal water is tainted with lead or contains bacteria as it can after a devastating hurricane, bottled water is not safer than tap water. In fact, the Federal government has more safety regulations governing municipal water than bottled water.
50% of Bottled Water is Tap Water
According to the Center for Science for the Public Interest, it may surprise you to learn that nearly 50% of bottled water is not from the beautiful, pristine mountain streams or natural springs found on the label, but rather from municipal water.
A case in point – Nestle Corporation’s Poland Spring brand of bottled water is municipal water from Fryeburg, Maine. Nestle purchased the rights to take 603,000 gallons of water per day from the town’s water supply. You can read about the controversy here. Nestle markets Poland Spring as 100% natural spring water “Proudly from Maine.”
Besides reducing plastic bottle use, here’s one simple and easy solution for the Plastic Crisis: turn your tap water into the water found in nature. It’s called structuring your water with vortexing devices that are built to last a lifetime and require no replacement parts. By using structured water devices, you can turn tap water into the very best quality water possible like water found in nature. If you travel with a portable structured water device, you can skip purchasing expensive plastic water bottles and use your own glass bottle or container.
The benefits of using structured water technology include:
- No plastic bottle use
- No environmental waste
- No electricity
- No filters to replace
- No chemicals
- No maintenance
Fact #3: Plastic Water Bottles Are Threatening the Very Health of our Environment
Though over 500 billion plastic water bottles are produced each year, less than 20% actually get recycled. The rest end up in our landfills and are littered almost everywhere. And to add insult to injury, it takes an enormous amount of fossil fuel energy to make plastic water bottles and then fill and transport them to the point of sale.
A consensus has emerged from many sources that somewhere between 17-20 billion pounds of plastic leak into our marine environments from land-based sources every year. This is roughly equivalent to dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute.
Plastics don’t go away. When pieces of plastic are eaten by fish, the microplastics work their way back up the food chain and into the foods we and other animals eat.
Given that less than 20% of plastic bottles are recycled, the most effective solution is to eliminate single use plastic bottles entirely, and this can start with each and every one of us, right now.
Take Immediate Action with the Pledge
I pledge to eliminate my use of plastic water bottles whenever possible by:
- Using tap water instead of bottled water
- Drinking from a reusable bottle
Planet Earth and everything alive thanks you! And The Welleness Enterprise congratulates you on taking a stand and making a commitment.
Imagine a World Without Plastics in Our Oceans, Food, Water and Bodies
Founder and CEO of The Wellness Enterprise, Patrick Durkin has a vision:
Patrick’s passion for change led him to ask himself a question that would change his life and the lives of so many others. The question was: “What if there was a product that could hydrate people and eliminate environmental waste and unnecessary spending?”
This led Patrick on a journey where he researched just about every known type of water (think alkaline water and reverse osmosis as examples), filters and water devices. After many years of intense research and spending many thousands of dollars on various water treatment systems, Patrick discovered an answer in structured water that was so much better than the water in plastic bottles that he knew anyone who learned about it would not drink water out of a plastic bottle ever again. Structured water has energy, it hydrates, it utilizes the enormous investment we have made in distributing water through a network of underground pipes, and it saves the environment by eliminating bottled water.
Now The Wellness Enterprise has a large suite of different products perfectly customizable to meet the needs of you and your family to attain perfect hydration. Let us help you discover a new level of well-being and health with optimal hydration.