After realizing that I consume 2-3 bottles of soda water a day (sometimes natural sparkling mineral water sometimes just carbonated) I decided to invest in a carbonated water maker like this. Cost about $50 and the CO2 cartridges come out to about 40 cents apiece (1L of carbonated water usually costs me about $1).
The system isn’t perfect (occasional leaks, fizz peters out after a day), and I’m not saving THAT much money, but what I really want to know is – is this, as I’d assumed, better for the environment? I know a truck doesn’t have to transport water, so that’s a plus, but is less energy going into making those cartridges versus plastic bottles? Or to recycle either?
Thanks in advance for any insight! I wasn’t sure if there would be a definite factual answer for this, or if this counts as food, so I hope I have the right category.