1000 Flowers for the Planet - #614 Bring Back Glass Bottles
There was a time when we had our milk delivered by the milkman, in glass bottles. We could also have soft drinks (soda) delivered by the crate – in glass bottles. We got our water from the tap, so we never needed bottles, plastic or glass, for that. If we could do it before, we can do it again. Imagine how much plastic could be kept from landfill if these drinks came in glass bottles. Instead of spending time and energy on recycling plastic bottles our energies could be transferred across to sterilising glass bottles. Once the bottle is manufactured in glass it already exists and can be used over and over and over. If breakage and safety are cited as reasons why we shouldn’t use glass, then let’s grow up and learn how to handle things with care. Children can also be taught how to handle with care. Glass is 100% recyclable, so any breakages could be put through a recycling program. Let’s push to bring back the glass bottle and keep plastic out of our environment.