The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle

October 3, 2012 · 0 comments

The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle | Peter S. Green, Bloomberg – Oct 2, 2012

Solar Lights
Social entrepreneur Illac Diaz hopes to brighten a million Filipino poor with his “solar light bulbs” — water-filled bottles embedded in corrugated roofing. The bottles refract sunlight, lighting the living space below.

Inmates and guards manufacture the "bulbs" in a Manila prison.

PET is easily recycled and shouldn’t be left to pile up in dumps and on the ocean floor, says Paul Gardner, executive director of Recycling Reinvented, a group promoting profitable recycling programs that’s partially funded by Nestle.

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