Going Green By Recycling Water Filters for World Water Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is not the only reason why we’re celebrating “Going Green.” With Spring announcing its arrival next week and World Water Day falling on March 22, the call to action for being good stewards of our environment is more urgent than ever. If we don’t take care of our environment, our environment will definitely turn on us. We are paying homage to the value of going green as it relates to water. It comes as no surprise that the birthstone for March is an Aquamarine. This pale blue gemstone whose name originates from the Roman word “Aqua” meaning water and “Mare” meaning sea resembles the color of seawater.

For decades, we have grown familiar with the term “Going Green.” It is a ubiquitous statement that defines our worldwide ecosystem and the lives of humans and animal life everywhere. Around the world people, businesses and charities are making great strides by building communities to raise awareness about caring for and nurturing our neighbors and our planet.

As we prepare to celebrate World Water Day on March 22, Filters Fast would like to recognize some of our water filter vendors who have implemented impressive recycling programs for their products and going green initiatives.

Mavea offers a comprehensive recycling program where every part is broken down, cleaned and re-used. Nothing goes to the landfill. Return a minimum of 6 “Mavea” filters (only). They will pay the shipping costs. Simply request a pre-paid shipping label. https://www.mavea.com/mavea/mavea-recycling.html?L=0

Rainshow’r is now proud to partner with Active Recycling, an environmentally aware recycler, who understands our desire to limit our impact. For more information about their recycling program visit http://www.rainshowermfg.com/page6/page6.html.

Brita has a recycling campaign that recycles its carbon filters for the pitchers and faucet attachment models. For more information on recycling your Brita, filter visit http://www.brita.com/.

ZeroWater recycles their filters by separating each filter, then sending the plastic along with the materials inside to be sent to various facilities for reuse. Visit http://ww2.zerowater.com/recycling/ for more information.

Everpure water filtration products are recyclable and details on recycling locations can be found at www.everpure.com/ or  you can contact Everpure at (800) 323-7873.

Make sure you are only sending filters made by these companies to avoid being charged for additional shipping. Through recycling, we can significantly reduce the amount of waste that litters our landfills and save energy compared to creating new waste with new products. Everything we do or don’t do plays a vital role in the health and dynamics of planet Earth.

Filters for Kids – A Two-Part Series, continued

The wait is over.  Part two of the Filters for Kids series is here, so you can breathe easy. Well, almost. We suggest that you first make sure the air around you is safe…

Filters for Kids, Part Two: The Stuff We Breathe In

In the last post, I addressed the issue of contaminated water sources in schools and the health risks they pose to children. But water contamination is not just an issue in schools. Parents should take measures to ensure clean water for their kids at home as well. And not just clean drinking water. Clean bath water is also essential to good health.

Many water treatment facilities use chlorine as a disinfectant for public water sources. Bathing in chlorinated water can cause dry skin and damaged hair as the water is absorbed through the skin.  Inhaling the vapors in the air during a shower can also lead to respiratory problems, including asthma, after long-term exposure. This is especially dangerous for young children whose immune systems aren’t as strong as adults’. Perhaps you already have chlorine shower filters installed in your bathrooms. But if your child is too young to shower on his own, does that mean he has to suffer?

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater just yet.  The hand held Sprite shower filter for babies removes 99 percent of free chlorine, leaving skin soft and lungs healthy. It has an adapter that enables it to attach to the kitchen sink for newborn babies and infants, and as your child grows older, the Baby Shower easily connects to any shower arm with the enclosed bracket. Does your child prefer baths over showers? We’ve got that covered too. The Rainshow’r Crystal Ball Bath Dechlorinator removes up to 100 percent of free chlorine from bath water and is completely safe for infants.

Chlorinated water is not the only thing that increases the risk of respiratory problems. Asthma is common in young children who are exposed to air pollution on a regular basis. Dust, pollen, mold spores, smoke, pet dander and other irritants easily get trapped in homes, causing allergies and other problems after long-term exposure. Parents can ensure their children have access to clean air in the home with an air purifier. Both the Whirlpool Whispure and 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet air purifier models are ideal for a baby’s nursery or a child’s bedroom.