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10 Easy Steps to Cutting Your Plastic Waste this Summer

12 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year and only 9% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled (Friendsoftheearth.uk).    Blue Planet II recently highlighted the terrible effect this is having on our oceans and the marine life which inhabits them. New statistics are also emerging all the time that underline the severity of the problem that plastic poses to the earth and the issue has been propelled into the mainstream media spotlight giving it much needed awareness.    Are you aware just how much plastic you use on a daily basis?  Plastic gets everywhere. Despite the damage current levels are doing to the environment, oceans and even food chains, global investment in plastic production is...

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The 24,520 Chemicals Inside Your Plastic Bottle

Take a look around wherever you are right now and you're likely to see a plastic bottle. Consumption of plastic bottles is soaring. The variety of waters, never mind drinks in general, is exhaustive. Aside from a smartphone, the next most likely item to find in someone's hand as they navigate through their day - in the office, on the train or in the gym - is a plastic bottle. Plastic generally comes in seven forms and you may be familiar with the number system that appears on bottles. 1 - Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET): This is the most common form of plastic used to produce single-use drinks bottles. 2 - High Density Polythylene (HDPE): HDPE is what plastic bags and...

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The Plastic Crisis: Solutions

In January, we posted a blog update on The Environmental Cost of Bottled Water, which looked at the growth of the market for bottled water in recent years and its implications for the planet. In just 9 months, the extent of the environmental ramifications is becoming an increasing concern with new statistics being published on a regular basis which highlight a wider plastic crisis that extends beyond single-use bottles alone. New Statistics Environmental campaigners have recently forecast that the plastic crisis should now be considered as serious a threat as climate change. The Guardian have also recently published new research on the severity of plastic bottle consumption which further underlines concerning levels of growth. Around 480 billion plastic bottles were...

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Discover 6 Health Benefits of an Alkaline Water Filter

If you are one of those people who think that water is just water, then this is probably not for you. An alkaline water filter is rapidly becoming a popular solution for meeting our everyday drinking water requirements. As regular readers of our blog will know, bottled water consumption has tripled over the past 10 years - in 2017, more than 75% of the UK population used bottled water - but that is not without environmental and financial implications.  In response to this many of us are sourcing alternatives in the form of a countertop water filter, which produces cleaner drinking water straight from our home supplies. As part of this growth, alkaline water filters are increasingly becoming a common...

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The Environmental Cost of Bottled Water

Over the past decade or so, the bottled water industry has exploded. It is estimated to have tripled in size over this period, with a massive array of brands now competing for consumers' attention across the sector. The most notable brands in the industry, such as Volvic, Evian or Vittel for example, are now far from the only recognisable bottled water brands in the world. They have been joined by competitors like Smart Water, Vitamin Water, and Saka to name but a few. According to insinkerator.co.uk, 200 billion bottles of water are consumed globally every year - 176 billion of which are not adequately recycled. In the UK, we consume 300 million plastic bottles of water every year. There has...

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