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elaine / Apr 18

How to quit bottled water for good

elaine / Apr 18

Hey, it’s 2023 and one thing we’re not buying is single-use plastic bottled water. Are you finding yourself buying bottled water along with your lunch, at the airport, or while you’re out and about? Do you buy cases of bottled water for your home? 

Before we get into the “how”, we must answer the “why”. Here are some facts about plastic pollution you should know:

5 Reasons Why You Should Swap Single-Use Plastic Bottled Water for Reusable Bottles

  • It’s better for the environment. Every year, billions of plastic water bottles end up in landfills, oceans, and other natural habitats. By switching to a reusable water bottle, you can significantly reduce your contribution to plastic waste and help protect our planet.
  • It saves you money. Buying a single-use plastic water bottle every day can add up quickly. In contrast, a reusable water bottle is a one-time purchase that can last for years. By investing in a high-quality reusable water bottle, you can save money and enjoy clean water without breaking the bank.
  • It’s more convenient. Carrying a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go means you’ll always have access to clean, refreshing water. Plus, many reusable bottles are designed to be lightweight and easy to carry, so you won’t even notice it’s there.
  • It’s healthier. Plastic water bottles can leach harmful chemicals into the water they contain, which can be harmful to your health over time. Plastic bottles are made with chemicals like bisphenol A and phthalates, which are known as endocrine disruptors.

    By using a reusable water bottle, you can ensure that you’re drinking water that’s free from harmful chemicals and toxins. Bottled water is also tested for microbes 4x less than tap water.

    Our dependency on single-use plastics has led to microplastics contamination in our seafood, our soil, waterways, and even our air
  • It’s stylish. You gotta face it — plastic bottles are not only ugly, but they create waste all around us that make our world ugly too.

    The LARQ Bottle PureVis™ embodies minimalist, scandinavian design — a timeless look with innovative PureVis™ technology to boot. It’s also won many design awards including the Red Dot design Award, Dezeen awards, and CES innovation award. It’s a reusable water bottle that will make you never want to leave home without it.

    Plus, using a reusable water bottle is a great way to show off your commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. 

3 Reasons Why You Should Swap your Bottled Water household for a Water Filtering Pitcher

  • It’s better for the environment. Cases of bottled water contribute to the growing problem of plastic waste. By using a water filtering LARQ Pitcher PureVis™, you can enjoy clean, fresh water without the need for plastic bottles. It’ll also save you the trip to the store every time you run out. 
  • It saves you money. Bottled water is expensive and unnecessary. By using a water filtering pitcher, you can save money and reduce your overall expenses. 
  • It’s healthier. While bottled water is often marketed as being cleaner and safer than tap water, this is not always the case. In fact, many brands of bottled water are just tap water that has been treated and bottled.

    By using a water filtering pitcher, you can ensure that you’re drinking clean water that’s free from harmful chemicals and contaminants. In fact, LARQ Advanced Filters remove 70+ contaminants from water, including lead, chlorine, PFAS/PFOA, VOCs, heavy metals, pesticides, and more. 

How to Get Started

Ready to make the switch to reusable water bottles and a water filtering pitcher? Here’s how to make the switch so you can reduce your footprint and help save the Earth:

Choose a reusable water bottle that fits your lifestyle

There are many different types of reusable bottles available, from stainless steel to glass to BPA-free plastic. As the inventors of the self-cleaning water bottle, we prefer stainless steel bottles because they provide the perfect surface for PureVis™ UV-C technology to clean and prevent odor within the bottle. 

Clear containers such as glass and plastic come in contact with the sun, which causes bacteria to multiply much faster. Don’t be surprised if your glass or plastic water bottle develops algae and mold over time, or starts smelling funky in just a day of use. With stainless steel, you have the option of an added benefit of insulation with our double-walled stainless steel bottles

You can also choose between regular bottles, PureVis™ technology, and Nano Zero filtration when it comes to your water bottles. 

PureVis™ technology

The world’s first self-cleaning water bottle uses PureVis™ UV-C LED to eliminate up to 99%* of bio-contaminants such as E.coli from the inside of the bottle. It’s best for people who dislike washing their water bottle daily (recommended by experts). The result is a fresh smelling bottle for longer periods of time. 

Nano Zero filtration

The LARQ Bottle Filtered uses LARQ’s proprietary filter technology to remove 70+ contaminants from water as you sip. Nano Zero bottle filters remove lead, chlorine, PFAS/PFOA, and more so you can fill up from any tap water source for great-tasting water wherever you go. 

Regular bottles

These are great if you’re on a budget and want the option to upgrade to PureVis™ or Nano Zero in the future! Insulated bottles don’t feature any technology but they will keep your water cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. 

Invest in a high-quality water filtration system

LARQ Pitcher PureVis™ is easy to use and maintain because it not only features Nano Zero filtration, but it also features PureVis™ UV-C, which activates every 6 hours to keep your water and pitcher clean. Depending on what contaminants are in your tap water, you can opt for the Essential Filter or the Advanced Filter to remove a wide range of contaminants. 

Instead of buying cases of bottled water for the home, an at-home water filtration system can help you save money, reduce plastic waste, and is far more convenient. It can even taste the same or better than bottled water too. After all 41% of bottled water is just municipal tap water. You’re better off filtering your own water with a trustworthy water filter like LARQ, which has third-party testing to prove its efficacy against contaminants like lead, chlorine, cadmium, and more. 

For the cleanest-tasting water, don’t forget to change the filter in your LARQ pitcher when it’s time. The LARQ app (available on iOS) will tell you when it needs to be replaced (about every 60 gallons). 

Carry your water bottle with you everywhere

Make a commitment to using your reusable water bottle and water filtering pitcher every day. Keep your water bottle with you at all times, and make sure to refill it whenever you need to. 

LARQ Bottles are great for traveling where you may need extra filtration or purification when filling up from water fountains at airports and wherever you can get potable drinking water. We recommend both Nano Zero and PureVis™ for the best-tasting clean water while traveling. 

By swapping out single-use plastic bottled water for reusable bottles and cases of bottled water for a water filtering pitcher, you can make a positive impact on the environment and your own health. So why not give it a try? Shop now.