Turn the tide on plastic pollution.

Turn the tide on plastic pollution.

With summer just around the corner, millions of South Africans will soon be making their annual pilgrimage to South Africa’s beautiful beaches. And of course, when you’re basking in the glorious African sunshine, you’ll want to stay hydrated. Just make sure you do it responsibly.

Around the world, a million plastic bottles are bought every minute, and despite the best efforts of the recycling community, between 5 and 13 million tons of plastic finds its way into our oceans every year. Experts warn that if nothing is done, by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish. But it’s not all doom and gloom. If we change our habits, we can reduce the harm we’re doing dramatically. In fact, South Africa already has one of the world’s most successful recycling industries, with 6.2 million PET bottles collected and recycled every day. It’s a great start, but if we’re going to save our oceans, we need to do more.

Do more by using less.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It’s a classic phrase that still rings true. By following these simple principles, we can all make a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, safer environment and help keep dangerous plastics out of the ocean.

One of the smartest ways to do that is to ensure that you bring your own, great tasting water with you to the beach in a reusable bottle. BWT and H2O offer a variety of systems designed to turn your ordinary tap water into great tasting Magnesium Mineralized water. Whether you choose a Woda-Pure Undercounter Water Purifier or a Magnesium Mineralized Water Filter jug, you’ll enjoy the best tasting water, free of chlorine and limescale. Using patented Magnesium technology which exchanges calcium ions for magnesium ions, these purifiers remove the scale and enrich the water with magnesium creating delicious tasting water as well as improving the flavour of food and drinks prepared with it.

So before you head to the beach this summer, do your bit for the environment and fill up your reusable water bottles with great tasting mineralized water. Let’s make it a summer to remember. 

Get Mineralized by visiting an H2O International store near you today.