Thanks everyone for entering the contest and sharing facts about water. I’m pleased to announce that Katieosh is the winner of the Mavea pitcher, for sharing the fact that only 1 in 8 people worldwide has access to clean drinking water. All the more reason to value our water supply for the treasure that it is. The less we buy bottled water, the more we support the protection of safe, free water for all. Congrats Katie!
I recently received a Mavea water filtration pitcher from the company’s promotional department. My tap filter was ready to expire, so I decided to try it out. The pitcher has some special qualities that made it interesting to me, especially the fact that the filters are 100% recyclable.
The Mavea website has detailed instructions for returning filters back to them for recycling — at their expense. The activated carbon in the filters is made from coconuts, and according to Mavea, no part of the recycled filter ends up in a landfill. Nice! The German company Brita owns Mavea, and for years they’ve made it easy for European consumers to recycle their filters. Now, it looks as though they’re making it just as hassle-free for Americans.
In addition to the recycling feature, Mavea touts its support of a bottled water ban, a sentiment I can get behind. Whether or not plastic water bottles are recycled — and most are not — they still have a destructive effect on our environment. This video on Treehugger explains why recycling a plastic bottle isn’t especially eco-friendly. As the story points out, recycling should be a last resort. We need to avoid buying disposable products, and work to protect the water that comes out of our taps.
Try one of these sleekly designed pitchers yourself, along with a stainless steel drinking thermos and other goodies from the company. To enter to win the Mavea gift package, leave a comment that includes a factoid about water and sustainability — it could be about bottled water, water use, water protection — you get the point. The most interesting fact wins! The giveaway ends Monday June 13.
To learn more about Mavea, check out their site, as well as their blog, Inspired Water.