Created on April 5, 2022
- Deadly effect on wildlife
- Impact on the food chain
- Groundwater and air pollution
- Purchase reusable bags
- Sort and recycle
- Drink tap water
- Recycle end-of-life bottles
- Use glass or stainless steel water bottles
- Drink tap water
- Use activated carbon as a water purifier if you don't like the taste of tap water
- Regarding sodas, try to drink less or use solution like a Sodastream
PET plastic bottle : Oil + Carbon + Water
Impact on environment : Non-renewable resources
How to have Oil : extracted from underground reservoirs using traditional drilling and pumping methods.
Then oil is cleaned at the rafinery.
Impacts on environment : Destruction of landscapes, deforestation, water pollution (oil slick), air pollution by greenhouse gas emissions.
Plastic factory : oil is transformed >> plastic pellets
Then, 3 steps : Extrusion, Molding and Blowing.
Molten PET granules >> injected into a mold to obtain a preform
Preform >> Blown by radial and axial bi-stretching at T°C between 100 °C and 125 °C.
The bottle : brought to the bottling plant and filled with a fluid like water
2 L of Water + 80 g of charcoal + 42 liters of Gas + 100 mL of Oil = one bottle of 1 L.
Impacts on environment : Workers exposed to a complex mixture of chemicals - health risks / emission of greenhouse gases and use of a lot of water
Product >> transported to stores for purchase and consumption.
Impact on environment : Emission of greenhouse gases
The product is then purchased and used until its end of life.
Two possibilities :
- Plastic bottles : in the trash and end up in landfills (1000 years to start to break down).
- Recycled and brought to a factory that turns them into other items like carpet, fleece and other plastic items. (27 % of plastic bottles are recycled)
To whom does the product serve ?
What does the product work on ?
A plastic bottle
Contain fluids for transport and storage