Quick plastic facts

It takes about 450 years just for one plastic bottle to break down in the ground!

11% of household waste is plastic, 40% of which is plastic bottles.

A plastic cup can take 50 - 80 years to decompose.

An estimated 13 billion plastic bottles are disposed of each year.

Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1 million sea creatures every year.

Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy than burning it in an incinerator.

An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash, much of it plastic is dumped in the world's oceans every year.

Every year we make enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas.

1 tonne = 25,000 plastic bottles. Recycling 1 tonne of plastic bottles saves 1.5 tonne of carbon.

25 recycled PET bottles can be used to make an adult's fleece jacket.

13 billion plastic bags are issued each year -an average of 300 per adult per year.

The worldwide fishing industry dumps an estimated 150,000 tons of plastic into the ocean each year, including p…

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Plastic bottle making process

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Plastic pellets are heated to 500 degrees Fahrenheit before being injected into bottle-shaped molds.

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Toxins from Plastic Drinking Water Bottles

From the previous blog, you would have read that we have recently conducted a laboratory test for one of our new clients. We found a 5-gallon water dispenser that had been employed for years in the office was harboring a bacteria count that was off the charts.  This did not come as a surprise to us but has ignited us even further to help educate companies and the public to be well informed of their consumption habits and to provide all the resources, so they can make the move away from all plastic containing products. 
In line with the above theme is the controversial topic of the toxins that leach out in to the drinking water as a result of being packaged in plastic materials. In order to articulate the above, we need to understand that toxins are defined as unnecessary or harmful compounds to the human body. Obviously not all toxins are created equal, so some have a more harmful effect than others. 
As humans, we come into contact with toxins all day and some of the toxins that have…

Bacteria contamination in 5-gallon dispensers

To start with, this is in no way condemning the use of 5-gallon water dispensers.  We know that some offices are unable to install a Point-of-use water dispenser.  Whilst we would love every office in Dubai to have a plastic free water solution, we know it is simply not possible due to the lack of water connections in some office blocks.

For those of you who have never heard of us before, we help organisations implement plastic free drinking water solutions into their offices.  We install a little dispenser that connects and filters the main supply water, thus doing away with all plastic bottles.  After EVERY install, we have an independent laboratory come and take a water sample and we receive a complete biological and chemical composition certificate for that sample.  

We recently installed machines at a new clients office, as we do most weeks.  During the initial meetings it was agreed that to help the employees embrace the change from plastic bottled water to plastic free and to hel…