A million plastic bottles a minute

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A million plastic bottles a minute

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A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change


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https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ate-change

Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments
The demand, equivalent to about 20,000 bottles being bought every second, is driven by an apparently insatiable desire for bottled water and the spread of a western, urbanised “on the go” culture to China and the Asia Pacific region.

Fewer than half of the bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling and just 7% of those collected were turned into new bottles. Instead most plastic bottles produced end up in landfill or in the ocean ...

Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium recently calculated people who eat seafood ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year. Last August, the results of a study by Plymouth University reported plastic was found in a third of UK-caught fish, including cod, haddock, mackerel and shellfish. Last year, the European Food Safety Authority called for urgent research, citing increasing concern for human health and food safety “given the potential for microplastic pollution in edible tissues of commercial fish”.

Between 5m and 13m tonnes of plastic leaks into the world’s oceans each year to be ingested by sea birds, fish and other organisms, and by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish, according to research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
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Thank you, Coca-Cola.
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bet there more plastic water bottles than coke bottles
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vladimir wrote:Thank you, Coca-Cola.
I would bet that most Coca-Cola is not sold in plastic bottles. By reading the article it would suggest that water bottles are the main culprit. Just doesn't fit your narrative of blaming corporate USA.

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Richard...wrong end of the stick...Pepsi and Coke were some of the scammers that sent out the message that tap water was unsafe...and then both Coke and Nestle got fined for selling tap water as spring water.

Coke is one of the biggest producers/users of plastic bottles in the world.

It takes 11 times more water to make one bottle that what is inside that bottle.
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On a world wide basis, tap water is unsafe to drink.

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Digg3r wrote: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:19 pm On a world wide basis, tap water is unsafe to drink.

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Does this mean that beer brewing companies are environmentally friendly cause they dont put beer in plastic bottles ? [ as compared to soft drinks ]
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Digg3r wrote: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:19 pm On a world wide basis, tap water is unsafe to drink.

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Please substantiate that premise.
Much of the world does NOT have tap water.
Unsafe would be according to WHO?
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Duncan wrote:Does this mean that beer brewing companies are environmentally friendly cause they dont put beer in plastic bottles ? [ as compared to soft drinks ]
Absolutely. All of life's problems can be fixed with beer.

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