[LINK] throw-away culture

rick rick at praxis.com.au
Mon Jan 22 11:00:07 AEDT 2007

Kim Holburn wrote:

> http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/mg19325851.000-better-by-design-battling-the-throwaway-culture.html 
>> Americans use and throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles an hour.

It is hard to imagine that many bottles: 10,957,500,000 per year.
And that is just the USA.

And to think that prior to plastic, all bottles were glass and ceramic,
and were practically 100% reused. My last use of reuseable glass
milk bottles was here in Sydney in the early 1980's. At that time,
a few 600 mL bottles of milk could be found on the bottle shelf
of some dairy fridges.


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