Get rid of the plas­tic bot­tles, as well as bags

Otago Daily Times - - EDITORIAL -

THERE’S been a lot of talk lately con­cern­ing sin­gle­use plas­tic bags in su­per­mar­kets, but no­body has men­tioned the other item sold in su­per­mar­kets that only has one use, and clogs up the land­fills just as much if not more — plas­tic milk bot­tles.

Fon­terra pushes a clean green im­age but con­tin­ues to use one­use plas­tic bot­tles.

Could they not in­sist on and sell one­use glass bot­tles, which could be reused in the man­u­fac­ture of more glass bot­tles?

Glass is much eas­ier to re­cy­cle than plas­tic.

If we do not have a man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in New Zealand for man­u­fac­tur­ing bot­tles out of old glass, then build one. Why do we have to send it over­seas?

Clive Blun­den

Kakanui

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