This is more than just a beautiful view. Australia’s water pollution problems continue to rise putting residents at risk of contamination and serious health consequence!
The Australian Water Crisis
Australians use almost 14 billion plastic soda bottles, water bottles, and other plastic containers every year.
Less than half of this number end up in recycling facilities, and over half of them end up in landfills or, even worse, left as litter in and around the ocean and beaches. Almost one third of all plastic marine water pollution in Australia is in the form of drink bottles.
In addition to these alarming statistics, Australians also use 6.9 billion plastic bags per year.
Of these bags, almost 37,000 tons of them end up in landfills, which works out to around four thousand bags a minute. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of these bags are recycled.
North Shore Water Pollution
In North Shore City alone, over 12,000 kilograms of dirt and over 75,000 liters of chemical detergent enter into the water supply every year.
This happens due to purposeful dumping as well as a lack of information about how to properly dispose of chemical products. People who wash their cars at home contribute significantly to this problem.
These chemicals enter into your water supply and become a real threat to your families health.
A Simple Solution
This alarming rise in water polluiton has raised a major concern about Microplastics being found in the Australian water supply.
A single square kilometer of ocean surrounding Australian is contaminated with an estimated four thousand small fragments of plastic. Combined, these fragments can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time, and they can bring unwanted toxicity to the ocean water that is already severely polluted by plastic water bottles.
Both these problems can be solved with one simple solution. Filtering water will eradicate the need for plastic water bottles and will also remove the harmful toxins within the water supply.
Solve the problem with a water filter from The Water Shop that will remove 99.99% of chemical compounds found in your water supply.