Every day, over 1 million plastic bottles are purchased globally every minute of the day, with experts estimating this to increase by 20% this year.
Alarmingly 90% of all plastic PET bottles end up in landfills across our planet, sitting there and taking around 1,000 years to biodegrade.
What are PET Bottles and why are they harmful for the environment?
PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) is a thermoplastic polymer resin is produced through the polymerisation of terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol. Used to make plastic bottles and it's fibres for clothing items making it one of the most sourced materials globally.
Not only does it end up in landfills or oceans which can have devastating effects on our eco systems, it takes around 1.5 million barrels of oil every single year to manufacture PET bottles. Which results in more oil usage which is also burned to transport the bottles around the globe.
How Is PET Recycled?♻️
How can you support going greener?
As a consumer you can be a responsible shopper, buying only what you need and recycling/gifting away clothing that you don't wish to own anymore or donating to charity to extend the longevity of the product.
Synthetic materials shed micro plastics in the washing machine and eventually end up in our oceans. You can opt for cotton and materials that are more sustainably sourced to avoid this. However many products that you own have synthetic materials, scientists have said that over washing your clothes makes a negative impact on keeping our oceans clean.
Over washing your clothes and leg-wear at high temperatures will affect their quality over time. It’s also using huge resources such as water and energy. We also recommend using non-toxic detergents and avoid the use/overuse of tumble dryers.
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