An estimated 183 million litres of water were
bought in Republic of Ireland in 2017, according
to Drinks Industry Ireland.
Almost one million plastic bottles are bought
every minute around the world.
Of these, fewer than half are recycled – the rest
will take more than 400 years to decompose in
Most of these represent single use plastic.
Plastic is finding its way into the oceans and
harming marine life.
How can we do our bit?
Avoid wasting water: it is a limited resource.
Drink more tap water where it is safe.
Remember your reusable water bottle.
When buying soft drinks buy cans or glass: these
can be recycled more successfully than plastic.
Use a bar of soap rather than liquid soap in
Buy products in reusable bottles if possible.