Learn why we’re saying goodbye to single-use water bottles in 2020 as we strive to become more eco-friendly in this post created in partnership with Primo® Water. All Opinions Are My Own.
With the New Year in full swing, one of our resolutions as a family has been to become more eco-friendly in 2020. As a result, our first course of action has been to dramatically reduce our plastic waste.
For the past few years, we’ve purchased numerous cases of disposable water bottles on a weekly basis. While I’m glad that as a family we drink a lot of water, I’m not proud of the number of plastic water bottles we waste in the process.
In the past, we’ve tried refillable water pitchers, as well as water filter faucet adapters, but neither of these options were a good fit for our family. I was constantly refilling the water pitcher and if I’m being honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of the taste of the water from the faucet adapters.
Then we thought, maybe we should try refilling our own water bottles to reduce our plastic waste. That’s when we decided to try a Primo water dispenser and fell in love!
Refill, not Landfill
The Primo water dispenser uses empty 3 or 5-gallon water bottles that you can refill at a Primo Refill Station. Primo refill stations can be found at most big-box retailers such as Walmart, Lowes, and grocery stores like Sprouts and Winn-Dixie.
I used the zip-code locator on the Primo website to find a refill station near us and then we headed to Sprouts to refill both of our 5-gallon water bottles
Once we got to our Primo Refill Station, it was SO easy to refill our Primo water bottles – especially since we have the non-spill caps. We simply place our water bottle under the spout, pay with either cash or card, and select the number or gallons (1 or 5).
Did I mention that it only costs $1.75 to fill up a 5-gallon Primo water bottle? That’s less than 4 bucks for 10 gallons of water!
After we filled up both of our water bottles we headed home to load our bottle into the dispenser. It feels good to know that since each 5-gallon water bottle replaces up to 1,100 single-use water bottles, we’re essentially replacing over 2,000 water bottles each time we go to refill.
Resolve to Refill
While Primo water has a bunch of water dispensers to choose from, we chose the Smart Touch Deluxe Bottom Loading Water Dispenser and it has been the perfect fit for our family.
Besides the flawless design, the electronic smart touch controls make it easy to select hot, cool, or ice-cold (my favorite) water. Then we simply press the droplet to dispense the water.
With two toddlers, it was extremely important for me to be able to prevent them from accidentally dispensing hot water on themselves.
Thankfully, the Smart Touch Deluxe Bottom Loading Water Dispenser comes with a red child safety lock that I can press to ensure that my babies are safe while they enjoy their water. There’s also an option to turn the hot water feature completely off at the back of the unit.
Loading the 5-gallon water bottle is a breeze. Simply remove the non-spill cap and insert the probe into the Primo water bottle.
The taste of Primo water is unmatched! Primo water goes through a purification process that includes reverse osmosis, which results in highly purified, delicious, drinking water that is free from contaminants. Not to mention, the Primo water bottle and the materials that come in contact with the water are BPA free!
Refill Is The New Recycle
Although our family drank a decent amount of water before, adding the Primo water dispenser to our kitchen has definitely increased our water intake. Especially since my boys, my oldest in particular, are now able to refill their cups whenever they like.
If you’re like our family and want to dramatically reduce your plastic waste, I highly recommend saying goodbye to single-use water bottles in 2020 and resolving to refill with an in-home water dispenser from Primo water. Visit the Primo website and sign up for text messaging to receive a 20% off coupon code + free shipping on your purchase!
Your family and the environment will thank you!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Primo.