How do microplastics end up in the water?

Unfortunately, it is almost inevitable that microplastics will end up in our drinking water. Many different products contain or are made from plastic. The use of these products leads to the ingestion of microplastics. You will find them in the following products, for example:

  • Microplastics in toothpaste
  • Microplastics in cosmetics
  • Microplastics in shampoo
  • Plastic degradation in surface water

Microplastics can end up in drinking water in various ways. For example, after a rain shower and that there were microplastic particles in the air, via wastewater (both treated and untreated) or from a combined sewer overflow. Plastic bottles and caps used in bottled water can also be a source of microplastics in drinking water.

The filtering of drinking water by water purification companies is an intensive process. To ensure that your tap water is extra filtered, you can add an ultrafiltration separator. With this filter, you can capture microplastic particles, colloids but also legionella and other harmful substances. By trapping these substances, they do not end up in your drinking water.