Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Single use plastics take five minutes to produce, five minutes to use and 500 years to break down, the vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, told reporters recently.
In a move that highlights just how catastrophic the risk of choking the planet in plastic really is, the EU has announced a plan to ensure that by 2030, all packaging on the continent must be reusable or recyclable.
No More Plastic Imports to China
The move is partly in response to China announcing that it will no longer accept plastic waste imports. For years, EU countries have met their own higher recycling targets and reduced landfill by shipping the excess to China. Here, the large-scale manufacturing …
Consumers are beginning to realize just how damaging those billions of discarded plastic water bottles are to our little planet. With air pollution from manufacturing, water pollution from littering, and a nightmarish mountain of plastic bottles choking the landfills, bottled plastic water (as I call it) is bad for everybody.
In addition to the undeniable harmful effects to the world, there is the expense of buying bottled water. The average price of a 20-ouncer is about a buck and a half. Compare that to Tyent Water, which comes in at about 6 cents a glass.
I have heard some people remark that distilled water is cheap and …