There are a couple of ways that we can help reduce the amount of plastic that contributes to plastic pollution. For example, one way is to follow the reduce, reuse, and recycle. By recycling plastic waste, we help to reduce the usage of fuel fossils needed and reuse the recycled plastic to help make new bottles.
Ocean campaigner for Greenpeace, Louisa Casson made a shocking discovery on one of her trips. During her expedition on a remote Scottish coastline, she saw plastic bottles everywhere. After that, Casson commented, “it’s clear that the soft drinks industry needs to reduce its plastic footprint.”
Many soft drink companies are using recycled plastic (RPet) bottles to help make new ones. However, for all new plastic bottles to be made of 100% RPet more factories need to produce high-quality recycled food-grade plastic. So, for there to be enough recycled plastic for the soft drink industry to use in the new bottles, a new system is needed. For instance, one such new system is a circular economy. This means, that industries would improve the way they make bottles. Above all, they would focus on using more recycled bottles in each new bottle created.
In conclusion, the solution to plastic bottle pollution is complex. How can you help to reduce your use of plastic bottles?