The lifecycle assessment study concluded that the household washing of reusable water bottles represents the largest component of a bottle’s environmental impact because the energy needed for residual water heater is much higher than the electricity consumption for a dishwasher when washing the same amount of place settings. This environmental impact differential is greatly expanded when considering the inconvenience and hot-water use associated with the required hand cleaning of today’s traditional 2-3 liter hydration reservoirs vis-a-vis the standard 20-30 ounce reusable water bottles. Traditional hydration reservoirs have tubes, bite valves, screw caps, and large flexible membranes that require a greater volume of hot-water use for hand cleaning; and to help address these considerations, companies like Camelbak recommend the purchase and use of their multi-piece plastic cleaning kits to help execute a multi-stage hand-cleaning process. The result is more hot-water use during cleaning; more plastic stuff that gets discarded, broken and lost; and a level of inconvenience that too often results in throwing away the entire reservoir in favor of buying a new, clean one. However, the pressurized hydration reservoirs from Geigerrig fully adopt Camelbak’s conscientious environmental standard for cleaning water bottles and for doing away with bottled water: The Geigerrig® hydration reservoirs, unlike their predecessors, can be reversed and cleaned in the top shelf of the dishwasher, have drastically improved filtration capabilities, and therefore pose a much reduced environmental impact.
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Environmental Resources Management Study Advocates Putting Hydration Reservoirs in the Dishwasher to Reduce Environmental Impact, GEIGERRIG Says This press release was distributed by prleap.com