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5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Buying Bottled Water {Giveaway!}

Curious about why we should stop buying bottled water?  I am reconsidering my water source… here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Buying Bottled Water.

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Why We Should Stop Buying Bottled Water


If you are winding why we should stop buying bottled water… the answer is here.
I’m a huge advocate for drinking lots of water.  I feel 100% times more energized and healthy when I chug away.  Beyond how I feel, I firmly believe that drinking water is critical to lasting health and all of our bodies simply function better with it.


Basically, water is my jam. <— so much cheesy lately, I know


I literally carry my water bottle everywhere.  Even to brunch!  The hubs jokes it’s like an extension of my body.  Where I go — it goes.


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I have always preferred to use my own water bottle and refill it with filtered water at my house versus buying bottled water.
5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Buying Bottled Water/ Running in a Skirt
There are so many reasons I skip buying bottled water.  Here are just a few…

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Buying Bottled Water


Americans purchase half a billion bottles of water per week.  Very few of those bottles are actually recycled and most end up in the landfill or worse yet our oceans.  It is too much waste for our planet to handle.  And due to how long it takes plastic to decay, those plastic bottles will be around for hundreds of years.

My reusable water bottle holds 32 ounces of water and I drink it twice a day.  It would take me 4-6 plastic bottles A DAY to drink that much using disposable bottles.  That’s around 1,500 bottles a year that aren’t going into the dump just from me!

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I try hard to make good environmental decisions, and this is one simple way I can make a difference.


While there are some serious issues with tap water in a few cities and isolated areas around the country (In which case I totally understand buying bottled water,) most tap water is good.  If you have any specific concerns you can check with your city water authority or have your water tested.

I’ve drank tap water my entire life.  Filtered tap water usually tastes just as good or better than bottled water.  Try a blind taste test.  I can almost guarantee you can’t tell a difference or you pick the water filtered at home.

Using GE Water Filters is the perfect way to get the healthiest water at home.  Their filters remove harmful contaminants that may be in your tap water and helps improve the taste.  They also remove minerals and hard deposits for fresher, clearer water.

I have an in-fridge water filter, but GE Appliances also has filters for your entire house, a single sink or even for your Keurig.  There is a good option for everyone.  The money you save on all those disposable bottles can easily go towards a nice quality, easy to use filter.

  5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Buying Bottled Water/ Running in a Skirt


It is so much easier to drink a lot of water during the day if you have easy access to it.  Buying a BIG water bottle and carrying it with me is key to me actually keeping up with drinking my water.  If I was constantly going through small, flimsy plastic bottles there is no way I would keep up. This water bottle helps me stay healthy.

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Bottled water costs 300 to 2000 times more than tap water.  That markup is insane.  I wouldn’t put up with that kind of gouging with any other type of purchase, so why this?

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Buying Bottled Water/ Running in a Skirt


Buying a good quality GE water filter is very affordable.  One refrigerator filter costs between $45-$55 dollars and lasts 6 months.  When you consider how much you save from buying bottled water, it’s the best deal out there.


We are all busy.  I know I don’t have time to buy and lug around giant cases of water.  Sometimes those cases are even too heavy for me to pick up. It is much more convenient to get my water at home and keep it with me.  Plus there is nothing simpler than filling up with filtered water from my GE Water Filter already built into my fridge!

National Water Day

This post is in honor of National Water Day, which is today!  Drink up and consider buying a GE Water Filter the next time you are at the store.

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Want more water tips?  Check out my 6 Ways to Actually Drink More Water.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for easy ways to make running a habit… even when it seems really, really hard.

I’m linking this post with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday, Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday,  and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.

Your turn!

Do you use a refillable bottle or water or buy bottled water?

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  1. David December 24, 2018 at 6:10 am - Reply

    You really give me 5 great reasons to stop buying bottled water. Thank you!

  2. Andy July 6, 2018 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Bottled water really affects our body very badly that’s the main reason. It contains lot of chemicals in it.
    According to mine experience, I would highly recommend glass water bottles for the daily use.

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  4. GouldKaty April 26, 2016 at 8:38 am - Reply

    I am a big fan of a refillable water bottle and I panic a little when I travel for business about access to additional water to refill my bottle. New plan of action includes refillable water bottle and a gallon jug of water for travel. Ah..ha! https://twitter.com/TheFamilyGould/status/724940331645571072

  5. Rosie April 22, 2016 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I keep a big glass near the sink / refrigerator, and I keep water icy cold in the refrigerator. I totally gave up diet soda, and having this refreshingly cold water is wonderful!

  6. Ellen Casper April 21, 2016 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I use a refillable water bottle and I would use the GE Reverse Osmosis

  7. Mita April 21, 2016 at 9:23 pm - Reply
  8. Mita April 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    We use Brita water pitcher.

  9. Whitney Bellows April 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply
  10. Whitney Bellows April 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    We buy bottled water for when we are “on the go” but we have a refillable Brita dispenser for home. I would try a GE water filter though!

  11. Bert Ruiz April 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply
  12. Bert Ruiz April 21, 2016 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    My kids use water bottles but we still have bottled water cases at home in case they are needed

  13. Rebecca April 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    I have a Brita water pitcher, and it really tastes good. I like to drink lots of water to stay hydrated!

  14. Annette April 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I buy bottled water (the gallon size), because my tap water is awful. I’ve been thinking of buying something to filter it.

  15. Linda C April 21, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply
  16. Linda C April 21, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    We use refillable bottles.

  17. angie April 21, 2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Well, to be honest, there are no filters GE currently offers that I would use because I don’t have a fancy fridge or coffee maker and can’t afford a whole house unit. I prefer to use things like Brita pitchers/fridge tanks for this very reason. That said, if money were no object, I would LOVE to have a whole house reverse osmosis unit! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Tabathia B April 21, 2016 at 10:11 am - Reply
  19. Tabathia B April 21, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I would prefer a ge filtered water bottle or one that filters tap water

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  20. Claire April 21, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I buy bottled water because I’m suspicious of the tap here.

  21. sheila austin April 21, 2016 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I use filtered water and carry my water bottle around with me all the time. My kids make fun of me for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Shawn Gallagher April 21, 2016 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Generally tap, and Id use the GE Reverse Osmosis!

  23. Sarah L April 21, 2016 at 4:08 am - Reply

    I use a Brita pitcher with a filter. I always have water within reach and drink it all day. No sodas for me.

    Thanks for the contest.

  24. Faith J. April 21, 2016 at 3:36 am - Reply

    We usually buy bottled water and I can see myself using the MWF / MWFA refrigerator and freezer ice making filter!

  25. Thomas Murphy April 21, 2016 at 1:15 am - Reply
  26. Thomas Murphy April 21, 2016 at 1:14 am - Reply

    I use a refillable bottle. I would use the GE Reverse Osmosis filter.

  27. Tina W April 20, 2016 at 1:55 am - Reply
  28. Tina W April 20, 2016 at 1:54 am - Reply

    We do reusable bottles about 90% of the time but I also keep a rotating stock of gallon jugs of water in our earthquake/emergency kit.

  29. Ellie Wright April 20, 2016 at 12:17 am - Reply
  30. Ellie Wright April 20, 2016 at 12:16 am - Reply

    I buy bottled water, but i would love to change that and get a water filter. The GE MWF/MWFA water filter would be great.

  31. Stephanie Phelps April 19, 2016 at 9:07 pm - Reply
  32. Stephanie Phelps April 19, 2016 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I have a water bottle I refill and I would use the

    The MSWF filter is found in GE side-by-side and french-door refrigerators.
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  33. Betty C April 19, 2016 at 6:26 am - Reply
  34. Betty C April 19, 2016 at 6:24 am - Reply

    I rarely buy bottled water. I have a filtration pitcher and often just drink water straight from the tap as well.

  35. Erika W. April 18, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply
  36. Erika W. April 18, 2016 at 9:19 am - Reply

    I would use the GSWF filter in my freezer the most.

  37. Tarissa April 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    We buy bottled water to use for the work day, but we also benefit from the water system in our refrigerator. If I got a GE refrigerator, I would want the water filter system in it too!
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

  38. Starla B April 17, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply
  39. Starla B April 17, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Currently we use a sink filtration system and I also buy bottles for when I am on the go and can’t use my regular water bottle. I try to buy the least amount of plastic bottles that I have to! When I am not in an absolute rush or some other ordeal I like to use my refillable bottle- I hate to waste!

    starla.bates ATyahooDOTcom

  40. Kerry April 16, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

    We would use the fridge filter the most.

  41. Wanda McHenry April 16, 2016 at 3:24 am - Reply

    I buy bottles for drinking, but our refrigerator has filtered water that I use for the dog and cooking. I would use the GEยฎ Single Stage Drinking Water Filtration System if I’d go that way.

  42. Angel Jacklyn April 15, 2016 at 11:48 pm - Reply
  43. Angel Jacklyn April 15, 2016 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Would love to try the Reverse Osmosis one, but we use our tap usually!

  44. Mary Jean Henson April 15, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I carry a water bottle everywhere. My GE fridge has a filter system that works great. I never buy the bottles anymore.

  45. Lynne April 15, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

    The only way to go is refillable, boa free water bottle!!

  46. Henria O. April 14, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Reply
  47. Henria O. April 14, 2016 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    We would try the GE Reverse Osmosis filter.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  48. Denise L April 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm - Reply
  49. Denise L April 14, 2016 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Always refillable bottle for me! My city has really good tap water.

  50. Elizabeth elliott April 12, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    THe kuerig looks interesting. nice filters

  51. Cynthia C April 11, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I have well water that has lots of iron and minerals and would love to have a whole-house GEยฎ HOUSEHOLD PRE-FILTRATION SYSTEM PLUS FILTER system.

  52. maria cantu April 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    We use a refillable bottle.

  53. Linda C April 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I need to get out of buying bottles water, I’m ready to switch!

  54. Dana Rodriguez April 8, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I use a refillable bottle and use a filter in our fridge for my water as we have well water and it is not very good. My to go to reusable bottle is my Glasstic.

  55. Elle April 8, 2016 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    While I always recycle them, I do buy bottled water bottles and have cases of them in my house although I probably shouldn’t. I would like a GE filter for my kitchen sink.

  56. Allison Swain April 7, 2016 at 9:08 pm - Reply
  57. Allison Swain April 7, 2016 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I would use the MSWF filter the most

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  58. Cheryl B April 7, 2016 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    I use a reusable water bottle each day. I would be interested in the GE water filter.

  59. Barbara M April 7, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I might get the MSWF filter.
    I like the six-month filter life.
    And I haven’t been buying bottled water in ages.
    thank you

  60. sandra April 7, 2016 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    we may use the GEยฎ Keurigยฎ Coffee Maker Water Filter

  61. Aliah April 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Happy National Water Day! I can’t remember the last time I bought a water bottle unless we are entertaining. You brought up so many important points and reminded me to order a new filter.

  62. glenneth April 6, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    i actually use both. i have a huge hydroflask for work, but use a water bottle at the gym (fits in the cup holders better). i will say that i refill my disposable water bottles a few times before throwing them away.

  63. Michelle @ Lively Chicken April 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I also have a water bottle that I carry with me everywhere. It took me a while to persuade my boyfriend to get one too, but now we never by water. It’s great!

  64. Christina Bauer April 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    There’s also the health issue of drinking water from plastic that isn’t safe, which most packaged water bottles fall victim to. I have a refillable water bottle dedicated to my office and one dedicated to take everywhere with me. At home, I just use a glass ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t remember the last time I bought prepackaged water!

  65. CR Williams April 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    I usually buy bottles water. I am not sure which types would be better I am just so use to buying bottled water.

  66. Rebecca Graham April 5, 2016 at 2:44 am - Reply
  67. Rebecca Graham April 5, 2016 at 2:42 am - Reply

    I would try the GE Reverse Osmosis filter.

  68. Terri April 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    I have an insulated water bottle that I keep with me most of the time. I fill it from the filtered water pitcher in the fridge. In the near future, I think I’d use the GE Reverse Osmosis filter the most. I hope to try it some time soon.

  69. Susan Smith April 4, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    We use filtered water. It’s important for my family to drink healthy water.

  70. Ivanna April 4, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I can’t live without my reusable bottle and I feel guilty purchasing bottled water. I really have to be in a pinch or wanting to try a ph balanced one or something like that. You also save a ton of money using a filter. The water filters by GE are awesome. I’d use any of them to help save the environment!

  71. Tina m April 2, 2016 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    we buy bottled water. I would love buying a GE Water Filter .

  72. Madeline April 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply
  73. Madeline April 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    I have a glass water bottle that I refill for work. I’d probably use the GEยฎ Dual Stage Drinking Water Replacement Filter (VOC).

  74. Nicole April 1, 2016 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I actually do both. I try to keep a refillable water bottle with me at all times, but I also keep a case of water in my case just in case.

  75. Anne March 31, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

    I shared your interesting blog post and the GE giveaway on Twitter:
    Thank you!

  76. Anne March 31, 2016 at 10:26 am - Reply

    We rent a house, and the GE Household Sediment Water Filters help a lot with the water quality here. My refillable glass water bottle has a nice silicone sleeve, so I can use it a lot and not worry about breaking it. Love it!

  77. Robin M. March 31, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

    We do a combination of tap water and bottled water. I would love a whole house filter though.

  78. Marilyn March 30, 2016 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Love my GE refridgerator filter!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free March 29, 2016 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    These are such excellent points! I do try to use a refillable water bottle when out and about! It really does taste better.

  80. OFG March 28, 2016 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    I use an insulate bottle from BObble.

  81. Erika March 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Where I live has some of the best water quality in the country, so we’re told, so we always drink tap. My husband carries a reusable bottle to work every day.


  82. Sonn March 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm - Reply
  83. Sonn March 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Reverse osmosis filters are convenient

  84. Kristy Hale March 28, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

    I always have my water bottle with me. In would be lost without it.

  85. sher March 27, 2016 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I would sure like a whole house RO filter if GE makes one

  86. rachel March 27, 2016 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Their reverse osmosis one would be awesome!

  87. Gail Brookshire March 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I not educated in the filters, but would love to try one. Drinking water at our house makes every one sick, we buy bottled. When the Lord allows the money and opportunity, I will research to try to improve our water and our health. God loves you!

  88. julie March 26, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    i use refillable waters

  89. Kelly D March 26, 2016 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I use a refillable bottle, since our well water is good. I think I would use the Whole Home filter the most.

  90. Stefanie Gladden March 26, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply
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  92. jill conyers March 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I use a refillable water bottle (my whole family does) and unless we’re traveling I don’t buy bottled water.

  93. Kristen March 26, 2016 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    I mostly drink tap water. I’d like having a fridge that dispensed filtered water.

  94. Mimi March 26, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

    I thought I was the only person who did this! It all began with my father would distill then chill the water. I now re-use glass Voss bottles (large and small), an Eva Solo silver ‘flask’ bottle and a Starbucks travel tumblr.

  95. Lisa Brown March 26, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply


  96. Lisa Brown March 26, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

    I use a filter system that is fitted under the sink for the refrigerator, kitchen, and general household use. I would try the GE Universal Shower Filtration System.

  97. Mimi March 26, 2016 at 9:49 am - Reply

    I thought I was the only person who did this ๐Ÿ™‚ It all began with my Father would distil then chill the water. I now re-use Voss glass bottles, an Eva Solo flask (great for keeping things cold) and Starbucks tumblers!

  98. Mami2jcn March 26, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply


  99. Mami2jcn March 26, 2016 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I drink bottled water.

  100. Jessie C. March 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm - Reply


  101. Jessie C. March 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    We use refillable bottles. I would use MSWF the most.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  102. marybeth i March 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    We use reusable bottles unless in a pinch or on the road. I find I drink more water using my own water bottle too

  103. Margaret Smith March 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm - Reply
  104. Margaret Smith March 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    We use plastic water bottles and we also use refillable bottles. Thanks so much.

  105. Tracey byram March 25, 2016 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    I buy bottled water weekly

  106. Jeffrey March 25, 2016 at 8:29 pm - Reply
  107. Jeffrey March 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    As a distance runner I drink a lot of water, over a gallon a day. Steering away from bottled water has never been very difficult for me, especially from a cost standpoint. We have a GE refrigerator with an integrated filtration system. The filters aren’t cheap but compared to bottled water its a huge savings.

  108. Cailee March 25, 2016 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I always carry around a water bottle or cup that’s reusable! I can’t go anywhere without it! Recently I got a glass one! Thanks for the information girl! Hope that you have a great long weekend and a happy Easter!
    xoxo Cailee!

  109. Kelsey Preciado March 25, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Love this! I have learned over the years the best way for me to drink the most water is for it to be room temperature and out of a straw!! Kind of weird but i can chug it that way!!

  110. Megan March 25, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

    We have a Maytag refrigerator that has a built in filter and we use a Culligan tank at work. I always have a water bottle at my desk. I would love a GE Reverse Osmosis filter on my kitchen sink, though!

  111. Megan March 25, 2016 at 11:08 am - Reply

    We have a Maytag refrigerator that has a built in filter. I would really like a GE Reverse Osmosis filter for our kitchen sink, though.

  112. Liz March 25, 2016 at 11:02 am - Reply

    I always carry around a big Nalgene with me, whether I’m hiking or in the office ๐Ÿ™‚ About the only time I ever buy bottled water is if I’m treating myself to some sparkling water like San Pellegrino since you just can’t replicate that at home. Otherwise it’s filtered water from the tap for me!

  113. Cassi March 25, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

    I used to use a Brita filter pitcher but stopped several years ago (still have the pitcher but no filters). At work we have water service.

  114. Jaime March 25, 2016 at 8:44 am - Reply

    I keep a water bottle with me, especially at work and the gym. We tend to buy bottled water when we are traveling, but we have filtered water at home (and our tap water really isn’t bad.)

  115. Amy Tong March 25, 2016 at 1:20 am - Reply
  116. Amy Tong March 25, 2016 at 1:19 am - Reply

    Great information and I totally agree! I use the GE GSWF filter for my fridge! Love it and my water always tastes great. ๐Ÿ™‚

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  117. Toughcookiemommy March 25, 2016 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Our younger son is constantly saying that certain brands of bottled water have a funny taste. I suppose that he has always known this better than most people.

  118. Rene Baron March 24, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    I use the water filter in my refrigerator. But, I can drink tap water as well.

  119. [email protected] March 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    The water filter in the refrigerator would be so useful! We hardly ever buy bottled water at my house.

  120. Jessica To March 24, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    I would use the refrigerator filter.

  121. latanya March 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    at work we have filtered water and at home we buy bottled water

  122. Jen V March 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I use a refillable water bottle all the time and fill it from the filter on our sink.

  123. Kristi March 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    I would love to have one in my fridge because I do buy too many bottles!

  124. Emily March 24, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

    We don’t buy them really often, as we have a well, but we do buy them sometimes. I should actually carry one with me more, because I do want to be better at taking dominion of God’s world.

  125. Sarah @ BucketListTummy March 24, 2016 at 8:42 am - Reply

    I never buy bottled waters. Reusable all the way. I love my brita filter too!

  126. kelly March 24, 2016 at 7:31 am - Reply

    I would love to have the GE water filter in a refrigerator. Even ice tastes better when filtered. Due to health issues I can no longer lift cases of water. This would be so appreciated every day.

  127. Shelley Marcy March 24, 2016 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Hydration not only helps us feel good on the inside, but helps us maintain and look good on the outside too. If you can’t seem to just drink plain old water, there are some great and healthy flavor adds nowadays to help your water to be more palatable. I go both ways…..

  128. Michele March 23, 2016 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    I rarely buy bottled water–but I do let my tap water sit in my freezer or refrigerator and that bad taste seems to evaporate.

  129. paige c March 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    the keurig water filter would be great to have!

  130. Lindsay Underwood March 23, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I officially stopped buying water bottles about a year ago. Honestly, it was just too much money and SO terrible for the environment. Now I buy fun reusable bottles that I can carry everywhere.

  131. Ave Taar March 23, 2016 at 7:37 am - Reply

    I’d prefer to save the environment and my money, but sadly the tap water here is not potable. I really do miss Estonia with all that great water that comes from our own well.

  132. Kaitlyn F March 23, 2016 at 12:35 am - Reply

    I recently received a water bottle from Tiger Corporations and I LOVE it. Although it’s not as big as I would like (.5 L), it keeps my water cold all day! Drinking from a refillable water bottle definitely makes me feel better about my choices (saving the environment and being healthy!).

  133. Liz Mays March 22, 2016 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    I’m guilty of buying too many disposable water bottles. I get them when I travel, but I really should just bring a thermos and fill it in the airport.

  134. Farrah March 22, 2016 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Great post! For the sake of the environment and for saving money, I never buy bottled water and habe pretty much always just had tap water. :] I use a refillable water bottle! :]

    Happy National Water Day!

  135. Jessica March 22, 2016 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I have a big water bottle I carry with me. I am guilty of having plastic bottles. I buy them for my shop to for when I forget my bottle but I’ve had the big case of water for a long time.

  136. [email protected] March 22, 2016 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    We also have a GE water filter in our fridge. My only complaint is that it takes forever to fill up. There has to be a way to make it faster.I just don’t know how. I thk it’s great that most airports even have filtered water now so it’s nice to fill up your water bottle rather than the water fountain.

  137. Steph March 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    we use filtered water…we’re kinda no-waste around these parts ๐Ÿ˜‰

  138. ashley d March 22, 2016 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    always a refillable water bottle. from the tap!

  139. Mary Beth Jackson March 22, 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Funny timing on this post- ordering a new water filter for the frig is on my list of things to do this week! I take water with me daily! I hate it when you travel and places charge so much for water- it is crazy!

  140. Christin March 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Love this post ๐Ÿ™‚ Honestly, I feel guilty when I buy bottled water. I’ll buy fruit water when guests come over because all we drink is water and I feel like I have to offer something with flavor and I always feel bad because it’s another wasteful water bottle. We are HUGE fans of hydro flask bottles. We have five bottles that we keep in the fridge and I do not go anywhere without one. I love them because they come in different sizes and colors and keep your water cold ALL day long. I have a water filter on the fridge door and a brita in the fridge. Love me a water bottle ๐Ÿ™‚

  141. Mandi Korn March 22, 2016 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Great, inspirational post, we drink water from a filter in our fridge too. I have not bought bottled water in years, so I am glad that there are others out there very aware of the environmental consequences of that choice.

  142. AER March 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I use a reusable plastic bottle that I refill at least 2-3 times a day! I love filtered water, but hated throwing away plastic bottles, so now it’s the best of both worlds!

  143. Julie Wood March 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply


  144. Julie Wood March 22, 2016 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    I have a Brita Water picture and drink filtered water all the time! I want to get the GE MWF/MWFA water filter. I did not even realize they had these!

  145. Neely March 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    We have a filter that we keep in the fridge as well as one on our sink!

  146. heather March 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I drink a lot of bottled water but I know I shouldn’t be drinking out of plastic. I need to start drinking out of a glass container. I went to their site and we could sure use this filter in our house GEยฎ Household Replacement Filter FXHSC.

  147. Crystal Renaud March 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Both my kids and I drink lots of water. We have our own refile water bottle but are also guilty about buying bottled water to have on hand as well. I love water!

  148. Elena March 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    I would get the GE Reverse Osmosis Filter

  149. Becki S March 22, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    I love my Camelbak and couldn’t imagine not having it by my side. I used to have the one with the filter but at least in my current city, tap water is great. I didn’t realize it was national water day!

  150. Natalie March 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I am moving to a new condo and really want a GE water filter! I have a reusable water bottle and fill it up regularly. My workplace has a GE water filter and the water tastes amazing!

  151. Edye March 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I totally need to start carrying my own bottle more often! This post totally reminded me of to do that. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

  152. Dani @ Dani California Cooks March 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    When I travel for work, we always buy bottled water at the airport. I try and refill it throughout the week to avoid buying more water bottles! I really hate using all of that plastic..

  153. [email protected] March 22, 2016 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I’m a big fan of water as well and ALWAYS have a water bottle with me! We have a Brits filter, but I’ll have to check out GE’s!

  154. sheila austin March 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I have city water and it taste terrible even using a Brita pitcher was not enough but I would be will to try a GE filter for my sink to see if that would help.

  155. Judy Crowder March 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    You have just given me a great reason to start drinking more water. Thanks and great “seeing” you again!!!

  156. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious March 22, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

    I definitely need to cut back on buying bottled water!

  157. Runaway Bridal Planner March 22, 2016 at 11:42 am - Reply

    I am guilty of buying bottled water. Yes I do carry a water bottle with me, I have one I love it keeps water ice cold for 24 hours even in the sun. I use it often. But when I travel, like last week I for some reason can’t stand the taste of many hotel waters (It’s probably all in my head) so yeah I bought a case of bottled water to refill my waterbottle with.
    I haven’t ever thought about buying a water filter, actually that is something that I really should look into for camping see if I can get one to attach to the trailer sink tap.

  158. Andrea on Vacation March 22, 2016 at 9:59 am - Reply

    I’m good about this- never buying bottled water. The exception is when I’m in a foreign country with no water filter and you cannot drink from the tap.

  159. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy March 22, 2016 at 8:43 am - Reply

    I always use reusable bottles and it amazes me how many people still buy bottles and don’t recycle them – it’s having such a huge impact on the environment.

  160. I know our water is safe to drink but it just doesn’t taste very good to me. I have not tried a GE filter and I am curious about how that might change the taste.

  161. Jennifer Caccamo March 22, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    My kids take a reusable water bottle to school. We would love to fill those bottles with a water filter for the sink.

  162. Samantha Santy March 22, 2016 at 8:31 am - Reply

    My mom still buys cases of bottled water for the house and I can’t stand it! I am definitely one to fill one of my many bottles and drink from that throughout the day. The only bottled (or canned) water I buy is sparkling/seltzer water. I’m an addict.

  163. Dan Steadman March 22, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

    I use a refillable water bottle all the time (ok with the exception of at the end of a race when they give disposable water bottles (though I did run a race where they gave a refillable bottle full of water)…would use a filter for the sink,

  164. valmg @ Mom Knows It All March 22, 2016 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I didn’t realize or didn’t recall that there was s National Water Day. We drink a ton of water in our house.

  165. Linda March 22, 2016 at 8:04 am - Reply

    I have an LG refrigerator and it does have a filter that we do keep replacing as needed. I drink the water when I’m home but I find the plastic ‘take along’ bottles have a really plastic after taste. I’m willing to buy a new one if anyone can give me a suggestion.

    • JulieWunder March 22, 2016 at 8:07 am - Reply

      They make both stainless and glass (protected by a plastic cover) ones! One of those might work better for you. Mine is BPA free and doesn’t seem to have a taste.

  166. Beverly Moore March 22, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I use a refillable water bottle.

  167. Heather @Fitncookies March 22, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    My husband and I were just looking into getting a filter to put under the sink right onto the water line!

  168. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) March 22, 2016 at 7:27 am - Reply

    We have filtered water bottles at home, but still end up buying the cases of plastic ones when we travel because they are easier.

  169. Mary Jean Henson March 22, 2016 at 7:12 am - Reply

    I have a GE water filter! Love it! I have used filtered, tap water for years!

  170. Jess @ run pink March 22, 2016 at 7:02 am - Reply

    We have well water where we live and it tastes so much better than anything else!!! I’m a huge h20 fan. I’m also a fan of not spending money so I have my trusty sparkly pink Nalgene with me everywhere I go. I think my husband would say the same about me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  171. Allison Bosco March 22, 2016 at 6:48 am - Reply

    I always use filtered water and a reusable water bottle. I’m going to do my best not to leave that mark on this beautiful world!

  172. Susie @ SuzLyfe March 22, 2016 at 6:43 am - Reply

    i honestly don’t know when the last time that I bought a bottle of water was. I’m pretty much a stickler for the reusable bottles!

  173. Lecia Greenway March 22, 2016 at 6:33 am - Reply

    I have a GE water filter. It is MWF/MWRA. I love going to the refrigerator and being able to get fresh water straight in my water bottle. I love the YETI! My water stays cold all day!

  174. Tina Honeycutt March 22, 2016 at 5:33 am - Reply

    I buy bottled water, but now I am seriously considering a GE water filter. It just makes sense!!

  175. Blane Sherer March 22, 2016 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Happy National Water Day !

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