For example, Britons use 7.7bn single-use plastic water cosmetic package a year and fewer than
half are recycled, meaning that 16 million bottles are binned every day in
Britain. Earlier this week, shocking images emerged showing nearly 18 tonnes of
plastic which has washed up on to Henderson Island in the South Pacific, even
though it is largely untouched by humans.
Nearly 38m pieces of plastic were estimated to be on Henderson by researchers
from the University of Tasmania and the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of
Birds, the most ever found in one area.Researchers found hundreds of crabs
living in rubbish such as bottle caps and cosmetics jars, and were told of one
living inside a doll’s head.
The restaurateur behind fashiony LES restaurant The Fat Radish is getting in
on the fast food game in the most fashiony way possible — veggie-heavy meals in
jars. Phil Winser has teamed up with former Burger King executive Felipe Hallot
to create a new company called TYME, which packages health-focused meals in
single serving, screw-top plastic jars.
Many of them are also vegan, denoted by a “v” on the menu, although Hallot
notes in statement that they wanted to “cut out the confusing buzzwords” and
don’t define as a vegan company. People who return their jars can receive $1 off
their next meal.The biggest source of plastic packaging comes from the weekly
grocery shop — most of the food and household products you buy come wrapped and
bottled in plastic.