In a world where environmental sustainability is becoming increasingly important, finding eco-friendly solutions for everyday needs is crucial. One area where sustainable practices can make a significant impact is water purification. In this blog post, we will explore how Amphora Clay pots offer a sustainable water solution that reduces plastic waste, conserves energy, and promotes eco-friendly living.
Plastic pollution has become a global crisis, particularly in our oceans and waterways. By choosing Amphora Clay pots for water purification, we can significantly reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles and water filters. Unlike their plastic counterparts, Amphora Clay pots are durable and reusable. As these clay vessels require no replacement filters or cartridges, they eliminate the need for disposable products and contributing to a cleaner, plastic-free environment.
By using tap water as the starting point, we begin with water which is low in plastic microfibres. By contrast drinking water sold in plastic bottles is heavily contaminated with plastic micro fibres. So by conditioning tap water inside a Clay Amphora, we can significantly reduce the consumption of plastics and stay healthier.
Modern water purification methods often require energy-intensive processes like reverse osmosis or electric filtration systems. Using Amphora Clay pots, on the other hand, rely on a natural processes – the free energy of nature.
Over the course of thousands of years, humankind has been relying on clay to purify water. In nature clay and water go together as many natural springs are also associated with natural clay formations.
In a domestic situation, clay can be used in two ways – firstly as a water filter and secondly, like the amphora, as a water container.
With the filter, water is poured through a porous clay filter. These filters remove macro-toxins and aerates the water.
The second method is where the clay vessel, the Amphora, is designed to hold water for between 8 hours up to 2 days, improving the water on the inside of the pot. With the thick terracotta body of the amphora. In this case, toxins are transported to the exterior of the Clay Amphora while the water stored inside the vessel is improved.
The porosity of the amphora is low compared to the clay water filter. However, it is sufficient for water to be transported along capillaries and pores in the clay body to the outer surface, setting up an energy and temperature gradient. This gradient, plus the effect of gravity, effectively allows the wall of the amphora to act like our skin.
While some of the water evaporates from the surface of the amphora, waste water may collected under the Amphora – it is to be discarded. The water which has been stored inside the amphora is increased in pH – made more alkaline, energised within in the egg-shaped flow-form and cooled. This water is retained for drinking. The Amphora method for improving tap water is ideal to optimise the mouthfeel, taste, aroma, temperature, and pH of tap water.
While this process may seem slow, our Amphoras come in sizes ranging from 1 litre up to 7 litres and each can be refilled up to 3 times per day. So it is more efficient to use an amphora rather than repeatedly refill typical small counter top water purifiers.
Simply put, tap water which is collected and left in the Clay Amphora is improved across more parameters than tap water which is gravity fed through filters of porous clay. Once inside the amphora with its cork bung; impurities, dust, insects and light can be kept out of the water retaining the drinking quality. You can even carry the amphora around like this – handy if you are camping or traveling.
The clay material of the amphora removes some of the impurities and improves the health parameters of tap water without the need for electricity, complex machinery or plastic replacement parts.
This energy-saving approach not only reduces carbon emissions but also lowers our ecological footprint. Water which is kept in a Clay Amphora retains most of its minerals as the amphoras do not soften the water. Retaining the minerals help the amphoras to increase the pH of the water and slightly alkaline water is generally better for our health.
Using Amphora Clay pots for water purification aligns with the principles of sustainable living. By embracing this traditional and eco-friendly method, we foster a deeper connection with nature and promote a more conscious approach to water consumption. Amphora Clay pots serve as a reminder to value our natural resources and make mindful choices in our daily lives.
Additionally, the simplicity and accessibility of this solution make it an ideal option for communities in developing countries, empowering them with sustainable water solutions. In the Western World, we should avoid the temptation to buy a high tech gizmos, when there is already a sustainable solution to home water management that has been part of ancient wisdom for thousands of years.
Our Amphora Clay pots are handcrafted by a skill 4th generation potter using either red or white terracotta clay he has selected from the clay source. Using a Clay Amphora can help to preserve traditional craftsmanship which may be so vital to us in the future. It’s a testament to the power of conscious consumerism, where our choices directly impact the lives of individuals, communities and our collective future.
In addition to its eco-friendly aspects, Amphora Clay pots offer a form of filtration that helps reduce impurities, sediment and certain bacteria from water. The clay’s porous structure acts as a natural filter, leaving behind cleaner and healthier drinking water. By embracing this traditional purification method, we can reduce our reliance on chemical treatments or artificial filters, promoting a more natural and sustainable approach to water quality.
In a time when sustainable practices are paramount, embracing Amphora Clay pots for water purification is a significant step towards eco-friendly living. By reducing plastic waste, conserving energy, supporting local artisans, and embracing natural filtration, we can make a positive impact on the environment and promote sustainable water solutions. Let us embrace this traditional method and pave the way for a greener, healthier future.
Remember, by choosing Amphora Clay pots, we not only purify our water sustainably but also inspire others to adopt eco-friendly practices and prioritize the well-being of our planet.
Together, let’s make a difference—one clay amphora at a time.
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