New York Finally Bans Plastic After California
11Learn from other countries
Recently, London made the news as they took an alternative stand against water bottles. London noticed a dangerous thing when they held the 2018 marathon. They saw that during the marathon around 920,000 plastic bottles were used and discarded. If you didn’t know, it takes around 1000 years for just one single plastic bottle to dissolve in nature.
12The Aftermath of it
After the marathon was over the streets of London were filled with plastic bottles and the amount of them lying around stunned the authorities. They realized if they wanted to keep this annual event going, they needed to make a change. This was a wakeup call for the people of London and they knew what they needed to do.
13The brilliant solution
Before the 2019 marathon came up, the authorities teamed up with Skipping Rocks who are a startup brand that created edible water pouches, they call ‘Ooho’. Can you guess what these are made from? Seaweed! Yes, these pouches can be thrown away as they will dissolve into the soil in a few hours or even consumed as they have no taste.
14The difference seen
There was a huge drop in water bottles during this year’s marathon. Last year there were 920,00 bottles used and this year, just 700,000. A near 20,000 difference in those numbers gave the creators a lot of hope for their new creation and project. The problem was that many participants weren’t too keen on trying out these pouches just yet and stuck to their bottles.
15The other implementations
Believe it or not but these edible pouches can contain other liquids and not just water. People have speculated that this should be used at night clubs to give out shots in. These tiny pouches are what the planet needed and their versatility will not cease. These can even become popular at festivals and people can also use it to store their own liquids such as cocktails or juices.