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By Good News Network Wednesday, May 31, 2006
The bottle looks and feels just like traditional plastic and BIOTA founder David Zutler says it will not begin to break down unless it is emptied and placed in a particular environment surrounded by constant heat, humidity and micro-oganisms.
Environmentalists disagree on the merits of the Bio bottle. They regret today's throw-away society and believe bio bottles just encourage that trend. But Zutler counters that recycling isn't working like it should. "Of 120 billion plastic bottles produced last year, 95 billion ended up in landfills and will never biodegrade."
And his arguments are bolstered by a Western world that wants less dependence on oil. "For every three-and-a-half cases of BIOTA purchased, you can save one gallon of oil," Zutler said. "One hundred and fifty cases represents saving a barrel of oil."
The Belu Bio bottles will be available in selected Waitrose stores and in most of the major UK supermarkets in the coming months.
For more information visit www.belu.org or www.biotaspringwater.com
Editor's note: Our faucets are supplied with well water so we reuse water bottles over and over, simply filling them with the good stuff from the tap. We have probably up to 20 bottles on our counter at any given time. I know we're lucky to be able to lessen our footprint on the planet. . . What do you think, should every bottler in the world switch to corn bottles or should we stress reuse and recycling in a more urgent way?
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