We are constantly told to drink water but no one really stops to consider the negative effects this could be having on our bodies. Plastic is so common in our society that it is rarely second guessed when using it. The fact is that all plastics are not of the same quality or safety standard. Some plastic water bottles are designed and manufactured to be used and thrown out straight away not to be refilled and used again.
This is where the confusion lies. We are told to increase our water intake and at the same time we are told to recycle and save our planet. Luckily there is a way to tell which bottles are safer for consumption and it all comes down to a little picture on the bottom of the water bottle.
Plastics that have the picture 1, 2 4 or 5 are all safer to drink from than bottles with a 3, 6 or 7 on them. Ideally it would be healthier to avoid plastic altogether but that is unrealistic. So next time you’re at the shops, take a moment and check the table on the bottom of the bottle and see what kind of plastic you are purchasing.