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Bottled Water vs Filtered Water

Bottled Water vs. Filtered Water

Staying hydrated is essential to health and well-being. It is, therefore, important to consider the quality of drinking water and ensure that you get the very best health benefits from water. Discover more about the difference between bottled and filtered water.


Bottled Water

Carrying a bottle of water whilst out and about to sip throughout the day is a great way to stay hydrated and ensure you drink the recommended daily water intake.  Whilst convenient to stay hydrated on the go, purchasing bottled water can be expensive, with one litre costing an average of 85 pence.

The environmental impact of the production, transportation and consumption of plastic bottled water is a growing concern. A huge 8 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, harming marine life and adding to significant plastic polution. Single-use plastic bottles are thought to be one of the main plastic pollutants on the planet.

As well as the monetary and environmental cost of single-use plastic bottled water, the quality of bottled water should also be a concern.  Studies have shown that 93% of bottled water contains microplastic particles. Discover more about microplastics in bottled water here.


Filtered Tap Water

Filtering tap water is a cost-effective, healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to purchasing bottled water. Doulton water filters effectively remove up to 99.99% of common contaminants from tap water, improving the taste and odour of drinking water for the whole family to enjoy.

Whilst removing contaminants, some water filter systems also remove the naturally occurring minerals that make tap water taste great. Doulton water filters carefully remove a wide range of contaminants such as bacteria, cysts and other particles whilst retaining all of the healthy minerals, so you can trust that you and your family get the very best health benefits from drinking water.

With many water filter systems available to purchase today, it’s important to consider which water filter best suits your needs and understand the filtration capability between the available systems. Discover the Doulton range of water filters including under-counter, counter-top, gravity fed and portable water filters.


Is it Cheaper to Buy Bottled Water or Filter Water?

Using a home water filter and a water bottle that filters tap water as you drink is a much cheaper, sustainable alternative to purchasing bottled water. On average, one litre of bottled water costs around 85 pence per litre. A Doulton home water filter can last up to 6 months and filter up to 2,300 litres of water, equating to just a few pence per litre.

The Doulton TASTE bottle costs on average 3 pence per litre, saving you around 82 pence per litre compared with bottled water. The Doulton TASTE cartridge has a 300-litre capacity, which equates to around 600 bottle fills before a replacement cartridge is required.