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. Â
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. Â For years, EU countries have met their own higher recycling targets and reduced landfill by shipping the excess to China. Â Here, the large-scale manufacturing …
We hope youâ€™re loving our 10-part series on how a water ionizer compares to other means of getting your drinking water.Â So far, weâ€™ve looked at a few types of machine and equipment, and today weâ€™re examining how water ionizers stack up against the ubiquitous bottled water.
Have You Got the Bottle?Â
Bottled water is undeniably convenient.Â Widely available to the point of saturation, to use a suitably watery metaphor; most of us are probably only a few feet away from a bottle of water at any time.
Handily, bottled water comes in lots of different guises to suit your pocket and tastes.Â Mineral water, spring waterâ€¦even alkaline water is available in a bottle.Â Importantly, itâ€™s also relatively …