For the past months many news websites have been discussing the impact of plastic pollution on our world's oceans. However, what can be done to minimise the amount of plastic waste we produce and can professional recycling services help?
The Plastic Waste In The Ocean
Did you know that there are on average 46,000 pieces of plastic in eachsquare mile in the ocean? Additionally, for every 100m of British beach, therecould be over 200 plastic or polystyrene items! [Source telegraph.co.uk]
This is not the first time that plastic pollution in the world's oceans has been discussed in the Advanced Waste Solutions Ltd blog. For example, the blog titled “Why Plastic Recycling Is Important" discussed issues such as the 'Pacific Garbage Patch' and how plastic pollution affects both marine life and human beings.
Is It Time To Stop Drinking Bottled Water?
Some suggest that people should stop drinking bottled water and instead opt for tap water. Indeed some are calling for an increase in the amount of public drinking fountains that are available. Sonia Sodh a wrote an article in The Guardian about this issue and wrote that “More than half of UK airports don't provide drinking fountains" which means that visitors who want a drink of water need to either purchase bottled water, or ask a bartender if they can provide you with some tap water.
Sonia Sodha's article also discusses the amount of plastic bottles used in Britain every year. Out of the 8 bn single-use plastic water bottles that British people use a year, only a fraction of those bottles are responsibly disposed of through recycling services.
Plastic Bottle Recycling
A Variety of different plastics are used in the creation of different items, however with regards to plastic bottles one of the more common types of plastic used for this application is known as Polyethylene terephthalate,which can be abbreviated as either PET or PETE.
Fortunately for those who enjoy the convenience of drinking bottled water, PET or PETE plastics are highly recyclable. So if your bottled water is made from a recyclable type of plastic such as Polyethylene terephthalate, make sure that you responsibly dispose of the bottle using a plastic recycling service.
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