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In addition to bottled water in the form of refillable gallons, now there are bottled water products with new innovations, namely in the form of disposable gallons. Disposable gallons of water are considered more practical and hygienic than refilled gallons of water. However, is that true? Let's find out the facts
Bottled water products in Indonesia are available in various packages and sizes, from glass, bottles, to gallons. Gallon bottled water (AMKG) is now available in large and small sizes.
Large gallon bottled water contains about 19 liters of water and generally uses a plastic material that can be used repeatedly. This refilled AMKG has long been a solution for drinking water providers at home, because it is suitable for meeting the drinking water needs of a family.
When choosing AMKG, make sure the mineral water comes from good and clean springs and has been processed properly and hygienically. This is important to ensure that the mineral water in gallons is safe and suitable for consumption.
Now appearing on the market for single-use gallon water (AGSP) which is claimed to be cleaner and more practical because it can be disposed of immediately. Disposable gallons of water also save consumers the need to return empty gallons to the water supply depot to be refilled.
Facts of Disposable Gallon Water Usage
The plastic used in single-use gallon water packaging is considered safe, but it can only be used for single-use bottled water. Even so, the public is advised not to consume single-use gallon bottled water. What's the reason?
The use of AGSP is against the government's policy to reduce plastic waste. In the midst of the government's efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste, the presence of single-use bottled water can actually increase plastic waste. This of course has a bad impact on environmental he alth.
Environmental pollution due to heaps of plastic waste can indirectly harm he alth. In addition, processing plastic waste can also cause air pollution and global warming which will have a negative impact on he alth.
Eco-friendly Refillable Gallon Water
The use of refillable gallon bottled water is considered more environmentally friendly. The reason is, after the water in it is consumed, the gallons will be taken back by the producer, taken to the factory to be cleaned and sterilized, then refilled with new clean and hygienic drinking water.
The Greenpeace organization also mentioned that plastic pollution needs to be reduced because it can damage the environment.One of the efforts that can be done to reduce pollution due to plastic is to limit the use of plastic, one of which is by not using single-use gallons of water.
The thing you need to remember is that not all gallon bottled water products are of good quality and fit for drinking. Therefore, you must be more careful in choosing quality bottled water and safe for he alth.
Take care of your he alth by drinking enough water, at least 8 glasses or about 2 liters per day, so you avoid dehydration. If you use bottled water, choose good bottled water so that your body's fluid needs can be met without risking he alth or the environment.