You may not have considered yourself the D.I.Y. type – you don’t knit, sew, or collage, and you certainly haven’t ever tried to brew your own beer. But with the sodastream (a fantastic home carbonation system), you’ll be crafting your own sparkling water in no time!
From production, to bottling, to transportation (just think of the imported sparkling waters that fly hundreds of miles to reach us!), making your own carbonated beverage has huge environmental impacts. The average American consumes roughly 600 bottles of soda and sparkling water each year – just think of the bottles and cans you’d save!
The basic sodastream model starts at $90, with the sleek Penguin model priced at $200. Each comes with two carbonators that make about 60 to 130 liters (the equivalent to 180 or 330 cans of fizzy goodness), and when you run out, simply send the carbonator back to the company for a refill. Click here to watch the demo video – the entire process takes about 3 seconds and then voila! Fresh bubbly at your disposal. We’ll toast to that!