What the numbers 2, 47 and 17.4 have in common when it comes to water
According to a survey by the German Environmental Aid, every hour in Germany alone 2 million single-use plastic bottles drunk dry That’s per day 47 million bottles and calculated for a year the sum of about 17.4 billion bottles from plastic. Each German consumes around 210 disposable plastic bottles per year, resulting in an overall market share of 52.2 percent for this form of beverage packaging.
If you consider that around 70 percent of the one-way bottles produced in Germany are made from new material, it becomes clear how harmful this is to the climate and the environment. It therefore makes sense to campaign for more sustainability in your own environment. This can be achieved by drinking less water in plastic bottles from the supermarket and more water from the tap at home. Jörn Lohmann, Managing Director of HYTECON Development and Production GmbH, a company specializing in water treatment, says on the subject of drinking water: “Anyone who drinks water from the tap avoids the production and transport of mineral water bottles and thus relieves the burden on the environment and protects the climate.”
UVC LED technology – Efficient water treatment in your own four walls
The regional water suppliers are already doing everything they can to clean the water intended for households in such a way that it can be drunk straight from the tap without hesitation. However, particularly delayed lines and pipes in the buildings ensure, albeit unintentionally, that heavy metals, pollutants or chemicals get into the groundwater. Substances that are difficult to biodegrade require special treatment in order to filter them out of the drinking water.
A completely new technology are UVC LEDs in combination with the already known activated carbon filter. The Herford-based company HYTECON, for example, has developed a device that is easy to install and operate, which combines both methods and in this way removes 99.99 percent of all impurities from the water. The activated carbon filter is responsible for the smallest parts such as drug residues, heavy metals or other impurities, while the UVC LEDs with the patented Dynamic Twist Technology are available for bacteria, viruses and other microscopic germs and take over the disinfection.
What is not removed from the water with this type of water treatment are important minerals and trace elements that the body needs. They crystallize in drinking water and can be absorbed with the water.
Such a water conditioner can be installed directly in front of the tap in just a few simple steps, so that users can not only enjoy absolutely clean drinking water, but also get water that tastes and smells good. The advantage of the positioning is that contamination, which only occurs on the last few meters of old pipelines due to particles separating from the pipe material, is reliably removed by the water treatment device.
An important aspect of drinking water is health. The better treated the drinking water is, the less risk there is of absorbing undesirable substances that may then accumulate in the body and, in the worst case, cause illnesses or complaints. Heavy metals in particular can lead to health problems.
Drinking water from the tap protects resources and the environment and saves money
Although mineral water is usually cheap, the constant purchase of water puts a strain on household wallets. It has been proven that treating water in your own kitchen and using the drinking water obtained in this way is around 260 times cheaper per liter than buying drinking water in disposable plastic bottles.
In view of the quantities mentioned at the beginning, a disposable plastic bottle makes it clear that the use of drinking water from the tap leads to a significant reduction in the number of plastic bottles, which is a contribution to resource and environmental protection. However, if fewer bottles have to be produced and filled, there is no need to transport them to the point of sale. Both result in a reduction in CO₂ emissions, which means that households contribute to climate protection.