Bottle And Can Recycling: Are We Actually Drinking Plastic?
In our regular blogs on boosting recycling and helping customers save money – we often focus on commingled recycling bins for bottle and can recycling.
In today’s blog – we will cover some of the major things to be aware off when arranging a commingled recycling services. We will also briefly look at container deposit schemes.
To highlight how plastic is becoming a huge environmental issue – I will also look at a recent report that suggests bottled water usually contains micro fragments of plastic!
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Commingled bins for bottle and can recycling
If you operate a cafe, a restaurant or even a busy office – you will likely have lots of bottles and cans and other assorted packaging.
A commingled recycling bin – the yellow bin (as per the mixed recycling that you will be used to at your house), is the best solution for bottles and cans.
It is a commonly available service and is cost saving – it is priced lower than general waste.
When we speak to businesses we often suggest they implement a cardboard bin first – then move to a commingled bin for bottle and can recycling.
See our blog here on commingled recycling options.
Have you heard that we have plastic in our bottled water?
In recent blogs we have covered the increasing issue of plastic pollution and the devastating impact it is having on our oceans and marine life.
We have covered how animals eat plastic – but I was amazed to hear it is present in nearly all commercially bought waters!
According to the Guardian newspaper – microplastics have been found in 90% of bottled wateRs tested by the WHO.
“In the new study, analysis of 259 bottles from 19 locations in nine countries across 11 different brands found an average of 325 plastic particles for every litre of water being sold.”
“In one bottle of Nestlé Pure Life, concentrations were as high as 10,000 plastic pieces per litre of water. Of the 259 bottles tested, only 17 were free of plastics, according to the study.”
“The brands Orb Media said it had tested were: Aqua (Danone), Aquafina (PepsiCo), Bisleri (Bisleri International), Dasani (Coca-Cola), Epura (PepsiCo), Evian (Danone), Gerolsteiner (Gerolsteiner Brunnen), Minalba (Grupo Edson Queiroz), Nestlé Pure Life (Nestlé), San Pellegrino (Nestlé) and Wahaha (Hangzhou Wahaha Group).”
At the moment – it is uncertain how the plastic has entered the water – but it is felt that it is through air born contamination.
See our recent blog on medical waste management and sharps services.
You can also see our blog on when disposal waste and how the volume of waste globally is still increasing.
You can also see a video below covering this latest controversy on plastic in bottle water – even in very prominent brand names. Certainly gives us plenty to think about!