Tag Archives: Environment

Do You Know The Source of Your Bottled Water?

Many brands of bottled water use carefully chosen names and visuals to evoke imagery of a babbling brook or crystal-clear spring deep in the untouched mountains of some faraway countryside. Believing that your bottled water came from such a pristine source can influence your experience and convince you that you’re drinking the best water available.…
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The Hard Truth About Potassium Chloride Softeners

In the world of water softeners, terminology can often be used to mystify or conflate the truth. After all, most consumers are simply concerned with eliminating the scale buildup that results from hard water: why get bogged down in scientific details? However, doing your homework and researching the meaning behind the latest branding of water…
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Salt-Based Water Softeners Slowly Killing Limited Water Supply

Salt-based water softeners are “old technology” water softeners that primarily remove “hard” minerals, like magnesium and calcium, from families’ drinking water. The process that removes these hard minerals is ion exchange, in which ions of the undesired minerals are swapped with those of sodium ions. The result is a “softer” water that allows detergents and…
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5 Good Reasons to NEVER Drink Bottled Water

As you might expect, at Enviro we’re not thrilled with prepackaged bottled water. In many ways bottled water is the antithesis of our commitment to the environment, public health, and sustainability. There’s no doubt bottled water is popular—America alone consumes nearly 9.7 billion gallons of bottled water a year, a figure that makes the multinational corporations…
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