It is easy to see that huge multinational marketing companies have been successful in persuading us that bottled water is cool, convenient and chic! Over 30 billion single use water bottles were consumed in Europe last year (Source: Wikipedia.org).
The prices we all pay for bottled water are around $2 or €1 for 500ml; this more than petrol and Diesel per litre. This is not only bad for your wallet but bad for the planet too as more and more single use water bottles get into the environment (not all of them get recycled).
Water-to-Go bottles deliver pure, clean drinking water at around 10 cents per litre (varies according to which water bottle you use). Here are some ways in which a Water-to-Go filter water bottle can save you money:
1. Family of 4 on package holiday in Greece
You and your family of 4 are on a 2 week holiday in Greece. You each drink 3 litres of water everyday spending 1 Euro ($1.45) on each 1 litre bottle of water.
After 14 days this amounts to 42 litres between the 4 of you; the total spent on water is $80.
Equivalent spent using Water-to-Go bottle at 10cents per litre = $3.60.
2. Weekly Commute
You are a Commuter using the London Underground 5 days a week. Everyday you purchase a 500ml bottle of water for the trip for $2 at the corner shop.
At the end of each week you have spent $10.00 on 2.5 litres of water.
Equivalent spent using Water-to-Go bottle at 5p per litre = $24.40.
3. Camping Holiday
You are away camping with the family for the week. You buy 2 multipacks of larger bottles (6 x 1.5litre bottles) from the local supermarket at $6.10 each.
You have spent $12.20 on 18 litres of water.
Equivalent spent using Water-to-Go bottle at 10cents per 1 litre = $1.80 plus you do not have to carry the weight of a 1.5 litre bottle around with you.
You are at a festival to see some of your favourite bands. You purchase 2 x 500ml bottles of water at $4.05 each.
You have spent $8.10 on 1 litre of water.
Equivalent spent using Water-to-Go bottle a 10cents per litre = 10cents.
5. Gap Year Travel
You are on a Gap Year visiting countries where the water quality is poor. You drink 3 litres of water per day everyday for 12 months spending roughly $1.0158 per litre bottle.
You have spent $1112.35 on 1,095 litres over the course of the year.
Equivalent spent using a Water-to-Go travel bottle at 10cents per litre = $111.20 plus you have complete confidence in the provenance of your drinking water.
6. Two Weeks Adventure Trekking with Chlorine tablets
You are trekking in a mountainous region miles away from any civilization. You use chlorine tablets to kill viruses and bacteria that cost $1.40 per litre.
At 3 litres per day over 14 days this costs you $59.75.
The equivalent spent using a Water-to-Go filter water bottle is $4.30 and you are not taking in a large dose of chlorine every day.
Not only will you save money but by reducing plastic waste, you are saving the planet as well!