Eagle Water Hopes This New “Water Bubble” Will Help Save the Environment

The amount of plastic waste that humans produce every day has become a serious concern. Over 700 marine animal speciesare at risk of extinction because of the amount of trash that ends up in their habitat, and with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch growing year after year, it has become clear to us that we need to change our plastic consumption habits before we end up destroying our oceans.

Stop buying bottled water, use a filter. It takes about 17 million barrels of oil per year to produce the bottles in which most commercial water products are packaged, and only 20 percent of them are recycled. Americans alone use around 50 billion plastic water bottles per year, with 38 billion of these going to landfill.

Skipping Rocks Lab, based in London, have created in innovative (and edible) new “water bubble” called Ooho! The spherical containers are made out of a seaweed and calcium chloride based membrane that can be safely consumed by humans. Their manufacture involves treating spheres of ice with a liquid form of the membrane. When this membrane solidifies and the ice within melts, you are left with a little ball of water. When you’re ready to drink, you simply pierce the membrane and take in its contents. Even better, each unit of Ooho! only cost two cents to produce.

The aim of Ooho! is to provide the convenience of plastic bottles while limiting the environmental impact.

Could their new invention help bring our plastic epidemic to an end? Time will tell....

Do your part in protecting the environment. Invest in a water purification system and never spend your hard earned money on bottled water again! To find out how, please call Eagle Water Treatment Systems at 1-800-363-6365 (head office) or 1-877-427-7757 (for Ontario residents).

Eagle Water is appalled by Plastic Island

In 1997, Capt. Charles Moore was guiding his boat through the doldrums when he noticed some plastic debris floating in the water.

Though it didn’t seem like an overwhelming amount of trash, he recorded log entries noting the debris in the water. Toothbrushes, bottle caps, eel traps, floating nets, soap bottles, and the list goes on.

When he reached solid land, Moore told scientists about his findings, then returned two years later to assess the extent of the garbage patch using more scientific sampling methods.

This started the story of the great Pacific garbage patch, plastic debris, chemical sludge and other trash the size of Texas that is trapped in a vortex between ocean currents.

Plastic Island is getting bigger.

15 years later Moore had returned to the garbage patch, along with five other people, to track its extent and study its impact on marine life.

A 2014 study found that the ocean’s plastic may be disappearing, with much less debris in the water than had been predicted.

He found 100 times more plastic by weight with the drones, than they estimated from the trawl.

The team is also studying the impact of the plastic on marine life. So far, they have found that about 35% of the fish they sampled had swallowed some plastic.

Do your part and quit buying plastic!! To reduce the use of plastic water bottles in your home, consider getting a reverse osmosis unit. This unit will give you unlimited purified drinking water. There is no need to waste your money on bottled water and you will help save our aquatic wildlife. To learn more please call Eagle Water head office at 1-800-363-6365 or for Ontario Residents 1-866-427-7757.