Closures should focus on right weighting -USA

Posted on October 23, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

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Right weighting and not light weighting is a good idea.  As lets not forget a littered light weight plastic bottle is just a big of a problem as a conventional bottle.    Both are going to take 100’s of years to break down.  Both are just as bad of a litter problem.
Light weighting has no environmental benefits over other bottles.  It is just a cost reducing exercise for the bottle company.  Their actions today show they could care less for the environment.  A simple item like a bottle has been made a complex item to deal with after it has been tossed out.  The thin plastic label is bad for recycling machines, the tops are readily littered and are seen every where and exact a big toll on wildlife.   The bottles sink in water (ocean) and then will virtually never break down.   How irresponsible these companies are, they should be ashamed of them selves.

Options like container deposit schemes will fix many of these problems, but these bottling companies heavily oppose these too!