(and the Reasons I drink my water from an ECHO water machine!) I want my body and my society to reflect sustainable values, so I only drink water from my ECHO water IONIZER. I drink bottled water if there is absolutely NO alternative (as in times of natural disaster-- if there is no water service). Sound extreme? It’s not, when you consider these truths about bottled water. Read on, and become a healthier person, a smarter consumer, and a global citizen!


    Plastic bottles are not sustainable, no matter what we've been told. Using vast quantities of fossil fuels and water, these bottles are manufactured and shipped around the globe. Even with recycling efforts, 6 out of 7 plastic bottles consumed in the U.S. are “downcycled”—sent somewhere out of sight and out of mind where, for the next millennia, toxins from degrading plastic containers can leach into watersheds and soil .  And while the plastic used to bottle beverages is in demand by recycling plants, over 80 percent of plastic bottles are simply thrown away.  Plastic waste is now at such a volume that vast eddies of current-bound plastic trash now spin endlessly in the world's major oceans. This represents a great risk to marine life, killing birds and fish which mistake our garbage for food. And, due to its slow decay rate, the vast majority of all plastics ever produced still exist — somewhere. That’s just not something we need to give to global neighbors and future generations. What you drink in a few minutes can stick around for a thousand years!!!

  • 2. Local water is the new complement to local, organic food.
    Locally sourced food is everywhere these days, and that "local" food is grown and cooked with … local water! It’s the invisible part of the sustainable, healthy food you eat. So, "locavores", it’s time to appreciate your local  water supply just as much as you do your local food. Shouldn’t we care for and support our water sources like we support healthy, organic, local farms?

  • 3. CORPORATIONS destroying basic rights to water around the world.
    The documentary films "Thirst" & "TAPPED"-- expose the dangers of privatization of municipal water supplies, and the effect these purchases are having on local economies.  Water is being called the "Blue Gold" of the 21st century. Thanks to increasing urbanization and population, shifting climates and industrial pollution, fresh WATER is becoming humanity's most PRECIOUS resource. Multinational corporations are stepping in to purchase groundwater and distribution rights wherever they can, and the BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY is an important part in their drive to extremely OVERCHARGE what many feel is a basic human right: the access to SAFE and affordable water.

  • 4. Bottled water isn't a good value  
    Only some bottled water comes from springs or groundwater sources. Approximately 25% of bottled water is sourced from ... the tap. Take for instance, the 20-ounce bottled water generally sold in vending machines. Assuming you can even find a $1 machine-- that works out to 5 (FIVE) cents an OUNCE. That comes out to $6.40 a GALLON & if you can only find a $2.00 vending machine? That comes out to $12.80 a Gallon-- compare that to the cost of what the company paid for the municipal water-- which is less than 1 (ONE) cent per GALLON!!! And that is just plain old tap water: NOT Filtered with a quality 9 level Filtration System and NOT Electrically Charged and  Restructured into an Alakaline/Ionized/Energized/Antioxidant water! Try going into any Health Food Store & finding Alkaline/Restructured water for less than $2.00 a (16-20) bottle-- most START at $2.00 a bottle & only go UP, meaning buying BOTTLED Alkaline water can cost upwards of $8.00-$12.00 a gallon! The cost of producing my Alkaline/Ionized water with my ECHO machine? ONLY .28 a GALLON! (that's factoring in water & filter usage).

  • 5. Many bottled waters contain toxins, even if they don't contain  BPA.
    Plastic isn't just bad for the planet -- it’s not good for you, either! Laced into plastic bottles are many chemicals that can seep out. Bottles are exposed to heat (as most are being shipped & stored in warehouses). Some of these chemicals are possible endocrine (hormone) disruptors. No one knows for sure what the health outcomes are. Do you really want your body to undergo that experiment? I don't! Which brings me to another point about buying Alkaline/Ionized water in bottles at a store. Even if the water was PERFECT going into the bottle (even if they were filled from a ECHO machine). Within a few days-- the water has absorbed many chemicals from the plastic AND has started to lose it's structure (the Ionization-- which is antioxidant strength).  So, by the time you are purchasing it off a shelf-- you are not much better off than buying just regular (less expensive) bottled water-- and basic filtered water from tap is STILL an even better option than water that's been absorbing chemicals from plastic!

  • 6. There ARE great choices for on-the-go hydration!
    There are now many durable, re-useable water bottles (BPA-free plastic, Glass encased in rubber, stainless steel) in whatever size or shape and design you like. I think of mine as accessory with benefits. Yes, you will have to remember it when as you run out the door. But if “keys & wallet,” are on your mental checklist anyway, what’s one more item that  protects the planet, saves you money (lots!) and keeps the best water around within reach ?

  • 7. Change is simple—and makes a real difference!
    When you ditch disposable bottled water,  you save money, live healthier, and join a movement for global sustainability.

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    Learn About the Benefits of Echo Ionized Water (YouTube)

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