Bottled water has become a huge consumer industry over the last several years. Annual bottled water production has increased to several billion bottles per year in recent years. More than 167 bottles of water per person in the United States. Those are some big numbers – we’ve become a huge industry in a short period of time. Here are some topics that you may want to learn about with regards to our business.
Water and Your Body
Water makes up between 55% and 78% of your body, depending on your age, sex and weight. An imbalance in how much water you have in your body can cause larger complications. If you suffer from only 1% dehydration, it causes a headache. Water is the primary component of your blood and is used for all of your bodily functions – from breathing properly to eliminating waste. The best way to calculate how much water you need is to take your body weight and divide it in half. The answer is how many ounces of water you should drink. A 120 pound woman should have 60 ounces of water in a day to stay healthy. A 200 pound person should have 100 ounces.
About one fifth of the water you need should come from your food, so the other 4/5 should come from your beverage intake. And while most of us have a busy schedule, keeping a bottle of water with you when you are working or exercising is a great way to start.
Bottled Water Practices
Bottled water, just like soda or any other packaged food, has to meet stringent FDA regulations. With these regulations the water which you purchase in any bottle is not only safe, but high quality. The safety regulations on bottled water far exceed international safety guidelines – you can rest assured that the process for packaging water makes Puritan Springs not only safe, but the safest, cleanest water you can provide to your employees or family.
Using a combination of reverse osmosis (pressurized filtration) and de-ionization (mineral removal) our drinking water and spring water is only the best quality. Our bottles are recyclable and our delivery schedule meets your needs. Bottled water is also considered to have an indefinite safe shelf life if it is produced in accordance with the FDA regulations and stored properly. The water that Puritan Springs provides not only meets FDA regulations, but also our own stringent quality standards.
Recycling and the Environment
167 bottles per person? That is nearly 42 billion bottles per year. Where does the plastic go?
Bottled water containers are all recyclable. Glass, aluminum and plastic are easily recycled at any center. Our five gallon jugs eliminate the need for bottles in the workplace; they are durable and reusable. When we drop off your office water bottle, we will simply take the other back, where it will be cleaned and reused.