The battle to cut waste generated by single-use plastic bottles has seen a significant movement towards promoting the availability of ‘free water’. Of course, tap water has always essentially been free, but members of the public often felt awkward asking for free refills – particularly if they were not buying anything. The ‘Blue Planet’ effect...
In a world where modern technology, pollution and information overload can leave us seeking for a simpler solution the latest craze has seen people seeking out ‘raw water’. With recent research revealing the presence of microplastics in bottled water there has been a growth in popularity in so-called raw water – that is water that...
The World Health Organisation has announced its intention to investigate the effects of plastic in drinking water – as a survey found plastic microparticles in bottled water. In a survey conducted by journalism organisation Orb, plastic microfibres were found in all but 17 of the 259 bottles of drinking water tested. The plastic found included...