As people pursue a "pure" life, carbonated drinks are becoming more and more unpopular, and the sales of bottled water are also growing. According to the latest data from the International Bottled Water Association, bottled water has surpassed carbonated beverages in 2017 and become the best-selling category of packaged beverages.
Just then, the results of a scientific study in the bottled water industry, such as "Cold Water" in mid-March, Washington, D.C., Orb Media, a non-profit news agency, and Mr. New York State University, more scientists tested 11,259 bottles of well-known brands of bottled water and found that almost all bottled water contained plastic particles.
When you think you're drinking "pure water", you actually swallow a lot of plastic particles. The results of this study have caused a stir in the international media and raised concerns about whether bottled water is as pure and healthy as it appears.
The biggest source of pollution is dust from synthetic clothing, tires and road signs, but millions of tons of plastic end up in the environment every year.
Professor Cherie Mason, head of the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences at New York State University, Fredonnell, conducted the analysis. It is a ubiquitous pollutant. If we really want to solve this problem, the most fundamental way is to let everyone change their habit of using plastic in daily life and reduce the production of plastic waste.
How to reduce the use of plastic products?
Every time a man-made garment is washed, a lot of plastic fibers are released, so Professor Mason suggests that durable natural fibers be the starting point. Laura Grant, from the UK Institute for Water and Environmental Management, said that bringing your own water bottle or beverage/coffee bottle and avoiding using plastic straws were practical ways. Since October 2015, the UK has imposed a plastic bag tax. Although many consumers protested during the promotion process, after the implementation of the past two years, people's new habits have been re-created, and billions of disposable plastic bags are no longer used. Further legislation will prohibit the use of microspheres in personal hygiene products, such as face wash, bath cream, scrub paste, toothpaste and detergent. This will be conducive to the environment.