By Shawn DesRochers
Give up the plastic bottle! Keep the water
“Statistics Canada says that almost a third of Canadian households are choosing to drink bottled water over tap. And since as few as 50% of the water bottles consumed are recycled, that leaves millions of water bottles to plug up waste sites.”
In an effort to curb the waste, families can switch to filtered tap water. A purifier pitcher is very simple and an inexpensive way to filter water at home. For fresh water on the go, you can simply fill a reusable bottle from your water purifier pitcher.
If you’ve used a Brita filter pitcher before, then you’ll love the Mavea. Mavea is a German company that started in 2007 and it is family owned.
It used be a part of the subsidiary of the BRITA Group. More than 40 years ago the parent company, BRITA GmbH, invented pour through water filtration and the water filter jug. Today it is one of the most renowned producers in the optimization of drinking water worldwide.
Now keeping up with standards, Mavea has released their own line of Pitchers with filtration systems.
- Elemaris 2.4L
- Elemaris XL 3.5L
- Marella XL 3.5L
All Mavea water pitchers are very stylish. They all come with a comfortable handle, and none slip base. They also have that convenient automatic poor through lid to make it easy to top off the water pitcher before placing it back in the fridge.
Mavea Water Pitchers also have a 3 way water measuring meter. It measures volume of water, water quality and when it’s time to change the filter.
Mavea Water Pitchers come certified by the WOA against NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53. This means they have been tested to reduce: Chlorine & Odor, Heavy Metals, Agricultural Chemicals, Industrial Pollutants and Limescale.
MAVEA is the only water filter company that offers a comprehensive filter recycling program. Consumers can easily recycle used filters at recycling bins located in participating stores, or by sending them directly through the mail at MAVEA’s expense.
One of the key benefits of Mavea water pitchers is it’s made from environmentally safe material, so there is no need to worry what may be leaching into your drinking water.
We’ve been using our Elemaris XL for over a week now. The self-opening and closing lid works well. The handle is sturdy and comfortable when pouring water. We also have found that not only does our water taste better- helping to eliminate some of the awful chlorine taste, but we’ve saved money as well.
There is no longer a need for us to purchase bottle water. A Canadian study showed that a 1 litre brand name bottle of water at $2.50 is 3,000 times more expensive than the equal amount of municipal tap water.
Each MAVEA water filter equals approximately 300 bottles of water–without the associated waste.