plastic pollution

Just One Word…Plastics

This year, more than 250 billion pounds of plastic will be created with very little of that production ever being recycled – that’s about 37 pounds of new plastic created for every single person on the planet. Since we’re focused on solutions at BottlesUp, we’re completely committed to absolutely no plastic in our products or in any of our packaging. 

Even while we work to make a difference, the machine for plastic production continues. I’m reminded of one classic scene from one of the all-time movie greats, “The Graduate.”

Just curious, but what are you doing to reduce your plastic consumption this year?

Stop Drinking Bottled Water

It seems easy enough to stop drinking water bottled in plastic, yet, we’re primed for convenience. It’s easy enough to buy a bottle at the convenience store, out at a sporting event, or on a long road trip.  And bottled water marketers are selling you a vision – spring pools of fresh water, mountain streams ripe for crisp, cool, refreshment. It’s a sham. Here’s a great infographic from the creative team at Term Life Insurance.

Term Life Insurance
Via: Term Life Insurance

The (Not So) Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Have you heard about it – the large patch of floating plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It’s there, it’s real and what you may not know is that it’s not made up of plastic bags and empty bottles. It’s made up of billions of tiny pieces of plastic, and it’s basically invisible unless you’re floating in it. While this might seem better to be in tiny pieces, it’s actually much worse for the environment—and for you. The great team at GOOD, develop this Transparency – a look at the Pacific Gyre and the plastic floating in it.

Gyre illustration by Jacob Magraw-Mickelson

What do you think? How can we help minimize plastic in our oceans?

Why We Need a Solution to Plastic Pollution

The problem of plastic pollution is very real. Beyond looking at the trash littered along the sidewalk or highway, all of the plastic thrown away ends up somewhere. We found this TED talk from Dianna Cohen of the Plastic Pollution Coalition to be one of the most compelling presentations on the environmental impact of our preference for plastic.

At BottlesUp, we’re focused on a solution. Join us.

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