Bottle art sheds light on litter – AustraliaPosted on May 15, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Source: Bottle art sheds light on litter
Artist Glen Smith collected bottles from the street, and was shocked at how many weren’t put into bins. “Some people were picking up between 20 to 30 bottles per day, just from the streets of Ipswich,” Mr Smith said.
Most plastic bottles are made from PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) which can take between 400-1000 years to degrade in landfills, and can end up in waterways or oceans.
The only effective way to fix this is with a Cash for Containers Scheme which Queensland is getting next year.