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Macs Partners With Water-to-Go
3 Min Read
03 May 2024
Macs Partners With Water-to-Go

Why Use Water Filtration and a Reusable Water Bottle?

Having access to clean drinking water is one of the most important things when travelling. Consuming contaminated water can cause a range of illnesses, from digestive issues like diarrhoea to more serious diseases. This is why many travellers opt to drink bottled water when visiting foreign countries, avoiding the tap water entirely. And when out and about in rural areas where water’s less accessible, it’s tricky to trust the natural water sources and isn’t always worth the risk. 

A couple filling a Water-to-Go bottle from a fountain in Provence

However, drinking exclusively from plastic bottles has drawbacks like high costs and negative environmental impacts. Responsible travel has always underpinned the mission at Macs Adventure, but now we want to go further to reduce our impact on the environment by, among other initiatives, reducing single-use plastic pollution.
This is where Water-to-Go comes in. We’ve formed a partnership with Water-to-Go to support this pledge, as using a water filtration system can provide clean, safe tap water in reusable bottles while protecting the water supply and ecosystems for the future.

Water-to-Go Discount Code

Our customers and staff can get 30% off Water-to-Go with code MA30 and help reduce single-use plastic on the trails.

Introducing Water-to-Go 

Water-to-Go is a revolutionary water bottle with a built-in filter that allows travellers to drink safe, clean water from any non-saltwater source by removing up to 99.9999% of contaminants. This makes tap water, streams, lakes, and other freshwater sources safe for drinking. Impressive, right? With a Water to Go bottle, single-use plastic bottles can take a hike!

Benefits of a Reusable Water-to-Go Bottle 

  • Water-to-Go bottles provide a convenient and portable way to filter your drinking water while travelling abroad and in nature. 

  • One bottle replaces 400 single-use plastic bottles!

  • The bottle's built-in filter removes up to 99.9999% of contaminants from tap and natural water sources allowing travellers to enjoy safe, clean drinking water without having to purchase bottled water. 

  • The 3-in-1 filter system removes bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals like lead and copper and microplastics down to 0.1 microns (that’s microscopically small!). The water is filtered through a combo of activated carbon, ion exchange resin, and a micro membrane, providing water that meets EPA standards for drinking. 

  • The filter also improves taste by filtering out chlorine and other chemicals that can give tap water an unpleasant flavour. 

  • The standard 750ml size bottle filter lasts for 200 uses – or 3 months of everyday use - before needing to be replaced, which is easy to do.

  • The filter’s recyclable – just pop the casing and end caps in the plastic recycling and the grey membrane on a compost heap to biodegrade.

  • The bottle itself is lightweight, reusable, BPA-free, and some designs are collapsible, making it easy to pack and carry. 

  • It makes accessing drinking water more convenient. Just fill it up from your hotel sink, a public fountain or a stream.

Using Water-to-Go When Travelling 

  • Activate the filter before use. We recommend doing this before you leave for your adventure.

  • Some bottles have a time strip. This is a visual reminder which lets you know how much life is left in your filter. This will also need activating before use.

  • Here are some easy-to-follow instruction videos on how to do both of these things. 

A man drinking from a Water-to-Go bottle in nature

How to Clean Your Reusable Water–to-Go Bottle 

  • Clean the bottle with hot, soapy water after each use. This will help prevent mould and bacteria growth. 

  • Clean the activated carbon filter periodically by swirling the bottle with a 50/50 vinegar and water solution. Rinse thoroughly afterwards. 

  • Don’t put the filter in the dishwasher or use abrasive brushes that can damage the filter membrane.

Replacing the Filter

  • The filter should be replaced every 2 months or 150 litres to ensure optimal filtration. 

  • Replacement filters can be purchased directly from the Water-to-Go website and shipped internationally.

  • Be sure to replace the filter before each trip to maximise filtration on the go. An old filter will be less effective at removing impurities. 

Following these cleaning and maintenance tips will help keep your Water to Go bottle and filter performing optimally during your travels! 

Environmental Impact of Bottled Water 

Plastic water bottles are made from petroleum and require energy to produce. It's estimated that over 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans each year, and plastic bottles make up a significant portion of this. Many of these bottles end up polluting beautiful coastal areas around the world. In addition, transporting bottled water long distances uses fossil fuels and contributes to carbon emissions. Producing bottled water generates around 2,000 times the carbon footprint of tap water. Travellers can reduce our environmental impact by choosing reusable water bottles instead of purchasing endless single-use plastic bottles. Simple filtration devices like Water-to-Go allow us to safely drink tap water while eliminating plastic waste. With stunning natural landscapes and coastlines to enjoy, it makes sense to be mindful of our footprint. 

Kirsty Schneider

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Kirsty Schneider
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