If everyone committed to taking a reusable bottle of water with them every day instead of buying single-use plastic bottles of water imagine the difference it could make to plastic waste.

While individual choices shape our lifestyle, the impact of individual choice collectively is massive and making a habit of sustainable choices will help in the battle to preserve the planet. Just something as simple as filling a water bottle up with filtered drinking water and taking it with you every time you leave the house will eliminate your reliance on single-use plastic water bottles.

Single-use plastic pollution is a well publicised problem. The bottles that we use and discard daily are damaging the environment, killing marine animals and entering our food and water supply.

But beyond the issue of pollution itself, consider the environmental cost of producing these bottles and recycling them as well as the water and fuel that goes into the production process. The saddest fact is that this waste is totally unnecessary yet consumer demand fuels it.

Then there is the cost to you bottled water can be 500 times more expensive than tap water.

Make carrying drinking water a habit

Making a habit of drinking water from a reusable bottle should be a collective action for change and that is all it needs to become: a habit.

Keys, wallet, phone, water bottle: The essentials you don't want to leave home without. What at first may seem like a conscious effort will very soon become second nature, especially when it is as simple as filling up a water bottle.

If collectively the population as a whole committed to refuse to use single-use plastic and packed a bottle of filtered water instead the impact would be huge.

Use a water filter for quality water on tap

As concerns about the state of the planet grow by the day the time for excuses has passed.

If quality is a concern, using a water filter is the solution. A Doulton water filter will remove up to 99.99% of common contaminants from drinking water, including chlorine, which can affect the taste.

Made from natural ceramic, Doulton water filters are long-lasting and biodegradable. Working for six months to one year at full capacity, a water filter offers a sustainable solution for enjoying top quality drinking water without contributing to single-use plastic waste.

Collectively we can all make a difference when it comes to plastic waste. Make packing a bottle of filtered water along with your keys, wallet and phone every time you leave the house a habit that you won't want to break.

Making a change for sustainability together

Individual actions can make a world of difference when we change as a collective. Embrace fellowship and make sustainability a habit to play your part in protecting the planet.

Never underestimate the action of an individual when there are more than 60 million individuals who can all be making that same choice.

Discover the Doulton Difference and enjoy fresh, clean, quality drinking water on tap.

Daniel Berko