Today as part of Sustainable City Week 2017 Library Services will be handing out exclusive water bottles to City students and staff from 11:30 am in the Northampton Square Library.
- Britain consumes 3 billion litres of bottled water per year.
- Typically bottled water retails at up to 500 times more than the price of tap water
- The average student will spend £25,000 on bottled water and associated soft drinks in their lifetime.
The majority of bottled water is sold in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. All PET bottles can be recycled. Yet it is estimated that only 3 billion of the 13 billion plastic bottles of water sold in the UK in 2007 were recycled.
Plastic waste, including bottles often end up in the oceans. The Eastern Garbage Patch is an area 6 times the size of England, where plastic outweighs plankton by 6:1. It is the world’s largest waste dump.
Together we can stop this happening. Join us today to get a free reusable bottle, whilst stocks last and let’s end plastic waste in the oceans.
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