How much plastic can you eliminate by switching from Single Use Plastic Bottled Water to using a Guzzle Filter?
A 1 liter plastic water bottle weighs 28g. A Guzzle Filter under optimal conditions can filter and purify 11,356 l of water before the Carbon Block filter cartridge needs to be changed. So if each of these liters of filtered and purified water equated to one 1l sized bottle saved:
28g x 11,356 l = 317 kg (699 lbs)
Now that is a pretty amazing headline number. But is that realistic? How would a person ever use 11,356 liters of water?
What is a more reasonable way to think about the amount of plastic water bottles saved? At Guzzle H2O our preferred form of recreation is sailing, so we are going to think about a sailboat racing scenario. (Non sailors, bear with us, but I think you will see the point!)
Suppose you had a J/70 in St Petersburg FL, and you did all the events during the 2019 winter months on Tampa Bay. There are 15 days of racing events. There are 4 people on your sailing crew, and they are each going to need 2 liters of water per day.
28g x 4 crewmembers x 2 liter of water x 15 days = 3.36 kg (7.4 lbs)
7.4 pounds of plastic saved over just a few months of sailing! And this is for just one team! What if every J/70 team sailing on Tampa Bay this winter switched from bottled water to using a Guzzle Filter system. There are 50 entrants for the Davis Island Series….50 x 7.4 lbs is 370 lbs!
Eliminating single use plastics can make a big impact! The Guzzle Filter is a great way to provide drinking water with much less environmental impact.
Eliminate single-use plastic bottles and see less of this on the race course.
Pure Water. No Trash.
Additionally, check out this statistic from Nestlé Waters own website, describing their environmental footprint:
Packaging is the first contributor to our product environmental footprint, representing roughly 40% of GHG emissions and roughly 49 % of non-renewable energy consumption for an average Nestlé Waters product in 2014.
So what they are saying is that bottles and plastic represent 40% of green house gas emissions, and half of their energy consumption!