There is speculation that the government may enforce a levy on single use plastic drinks bottles or at least growing pressure for retailers to charge extra for these in a bid to reduce plastic waste and in particular plastic products where only 25% of them are recycled. Of the 150 million plastic bottles of water sold daily worldwide, 110 million bottles become plastic waste every single day.
Health food shops and zoos are amongst those already boycotting the single use plastic water bottle amid predictions that by 2025 there will be a tonne of waste plastic in our oceans for every 3 tonnes of fish.
A vast amount of energy is used in creating a single use drinks bottle. At a time when we aim to reduce the use of fossil fuels, the manufacturing process of plastic water bottles only increases our oil consumption and the production of bottled water in fact uses 4 times more water than the bottle contains itself!
To help cut out single use drinks bottles, refillable bottles are becoming more popular and indeed make a useful promotional item, even reusable filter water bottles are available too.
We saw a surge in the sale of bags for life as a useful promotional giveaway following supermarkets stopping the freely available plastic carrier bag. Beat your competitors in offering your clients a promotional drinks bottle sporting your brand - a promotional item set to receive long lasting year round exposure. Reusable water bottles get taken to school or work, for days out, to the gym and on the sports field ensuring your logo will be seen by many time and time again.