Our society is addicted to single use, “disposable” containers, and as a result, plastic waste is choking our landfills and oceans. Recent statistics confirm that the bottled water industry is one of biggest culprits, producing empty plastic bottles to fill a 12×12 room is being filled from floor to ceiling every 74 seconds.
That’s why Canadian water-bottler redleaf Water has introduced the industry’s first biodegradable and recyclable water bottle: the BIO Bottle. These new containers will be made from the same material as non-biodegradable bottles-PET plastic with the addition of a biodegradable organic compound.
While bringing your own reusable water bottle and enjoying low-cost water from the tap is the ideal method for staying hydrated on the go, there are some instances where bottled water is necessary. Natural disasters such as the flooding in Australia and the earthquake in Haiti, as well as the new threat of hydraulic fracturing, can make it unsafe to drink tap water.
You might be wondering “what’s the point?” PET plastic is easily recycled through community recycling programs, and lots of other companies have already introduced “plant-based” plastic bottles. Is this just another publicity stunt?
Keep reading to find out why the redleaf’s BIO Bottle is different…