I stopped buying bottled water a while ago. A frightening 7% of plastic bottles are recycled globally. So I bought a Brita filter which seemed eco-friendly.
Brita filter cartridges have a recommended life of 1-2 months. Which means you have to buy new cartridges (made of plastic) frequently. That’s a lot of plastic over time.
Brita filter cartridges can be recycled, you can check your closest recycling centre here. But there might not be a centre close to you.
I found a better alternative to Brita.
Phox water filters are compatible with Brita filters (so I didn’t have to buy a new water jug) and they use only one cartridge, saving on new plastic being created.
All you have to do is refill the chemicals inside the cartridge.