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„Challenge yourself everyday to do better and BE better. Remember, growth starts with a decision to move beyond your present circumstances“ – Robert Tew

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shirt – Esprit / jeans – Topshop / shoes – Dr.Martens / watch – Fitbit / SodaStream

Recycling is not a foreign word in Switzerland and we emphasize the recycling of materials. Some sources state that Swiss are world champions in recycling. It remains to be seen, but clearly we collect and separate glas, alu, PET etc.

With PET-bottles the rubbish amounted in 2015 to 38’661 tons and 83% of them were recycled. A remarkable result.

Buuuuttt…. Insted of even using plastic, why not be more sustainable bevor? Would Swiss people renounce PET-bottles and drink only tab water, it would be possible to save 333’000 liters of petroleum per day!

Therefore, I had the chance to do the experiment with Soda Stream and see how many plastic bottles are going to be collected over the arch of one month. You won’t believe me, but my usual  „recyclingbag“ was by far not enough and a huge pile of PET-bottles was accumulated (and this even though I thought to be a diligent tea drinker…)

There are a few important aspects that we should consider tab water instead of bottled sparkling water!

Tab water is more environmentally friendly than mineral water

clearly it is more environmentally friendly, if we drink the water directly from the tab. Who still prefers mineral water should consider to fizz the tab water, because it pollutes the environment 10x less than bottled mineral water. This is for the reason that the transport route of the PET bottles is omitted and furthermore the for the tab water there is no extra packaging and filling into the beverage packaging necessary.

Fizzing tab water is climate-friendly and saves the carrying

According to different studies, the sparkling tab water (fizzled at home) causes 90% less greenhouse gases than shop bought mineral water in PET bottles. And imagine all the heavy carrying of bottles… With the SodaStream machine that can be omitted and it is super easy to fizzy the tab water according to your own taste.

Even though, we (Swiss) claim us world champion in recycling, we should think about our consumption in future. It won’t get any better without counteraction, because the plastic consumption is increasing rapidly! That’s why we should do something today, instead of consuming thoughtlessly.

And for all fizzy drinks-lover: Better go SodaStream today than tomorrow 😉

How is it with you? Do you love sparkling water or do you drink only tab water? Or are you already a proud owner of a SodaStream machine?

This article has been created in friendly collaboration with SodaStream but everything stated is what I truly believe in and I feel everybody should consider the topic 🙂

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10 Comments

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    L♥ebe was ist
    Tuesday October 10th, 2017 at 11:38 PM

    ein so wundervoller Beitrag liebe Michalea! und du sprichst mir aus der Seele!
    in den vergangenen Wochen habe ich mich viel mit dem Thema “No Waste” beschäftigt … wir “konsumieren” viel zu viel Plastik! deine Blümchen finde ich übrigens super schön!!!

    hab nich eine wundervolle Woche,
    ❤ Tina von http://liebewasist.com

    • michaelablog
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      michaelablog
      Wednesday October 11th, 2017 at 07:48 AM

      Danke Liebe Tina, dein Feedback bedeutet mir sehr viel. Du hast so Recht!

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    Danka
    Wednesday October 11th, 2017 at 01:17 PM

    Ich finds super das du das thema asprichsch und so anderi mensche ufmerksamer uf euse täglich plastikkonsum machsch! 👌🏻 Mega!

    • michaelablog
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      michaelablog
      Wednesday October 11th, 2017 at 01:19 PM

      Danka viel mol 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Es isch soo wichtig ❤️❤️

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    Saskia Ciliberto
    Wednesday October 11th, 2017 at 01:24 PM

    Finds so super, dass für das ihstosch und die Message verbreitisch! Super, witer soo!!

    SASKIA CILIBERTO

    • michaelablog
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      michaelablog
      Wednesday October 11th, 2017 at 02:32 PM

      Danke liebi Saskia ❤️

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    Stef
    Wednesday October 11th, 2017 at 07:59 PM

    Ich bruche Sodastream sit ich danke chan! 🙂 Super Artikel, d’Umwalt isch ja euses de Hai, das vergissed mir Mansche ab und zue…

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      michaelablog
      Wednesday October 11th, 2017 at 08:02 PM

      Oh so guet 🙂 Jo siti d SodaStream han isch scho vieles eifacherer und praktischer 🙂 Usserdem au umweltfründlicher!!!

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    Heidi
    Monday October 16th, 2017 at 06:44 PM

    I have been loving SodaStream for years! I love to make just sparkling water with it.

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

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      michaelablog
      Monday October 16th, 2017 at 06:46 PM

      Me too! it’s such an amazing tool 🙂

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