Aside from my sickening amounts of coffee I drink every day to stay alive, I try to stay fresh and healthy by drinking plenty of water too. I do like a glass of ice-cold water, but even more if it is sparkling water. I am way to lazy (and cheap) to carry home big bottles of sparkling water and with my new smaller kitchen I am limiting the gadgets that needs counter space, so surely you can understand my excitement for the new, very smart faucet from Grohe I just got installed – it adds bobbles directly into fresh, cooled down water – directly from the tab.
Basically you push the button for ice-cold water, either with or without bobbles, or somewhere in between. Aside from the obvious genius bobble maker, there is also the sustainable factor to think about here. According to studies, it takes 7 liters of water to commercially produce 1 liter of sparkling water… it bares repeating, that’s 6 liters of wasted drinking water out the drain. And of course there is only one to pay for the waste, and that is you. You actually pay between 300 and 700 times more for bottled water than drinking the water directly from the tab. Not to mention the absurd amounts of plastic we throw out every day, actually more than 50 billion plastic bottle are throw out every year, and we know that many of these ends up in nature and the oceans.
As I said I am too cheap to buy bottled water, why? Well, lets just say that a bottle of water costs 20 DKK ($3) and I bought one every other day and a few extras on holidays etc., that’s about 200 bottles – I would then pay 4.000 DKK just for drinking a little bit of my daily water needs, which is just plain stupid, when it is basically free from the tab. And much cleaner and way more environmental btw.
If you want to know even more on why you shouldn’t buy water on plastic bottle, check out Signe Wenneberg, as she have done her homework and made an extremely nice blogpost too.
So I am guessing these facts makes my excitement pretty clear. I’ll leave you with this little one: “Evian is spelled Naïve” backwards.
Posted in partnership with Grohe. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations that I am excited about and that have kept Bungalow5’s doors open.