Everybody knows that reusable bottles minimize the amount of waste. But is there a connection between refillable bottles and climate protection?
The answer is simple. For example: in Germany, water in refillable glass-bottles produce only half the amount of climate killing carbon dioxide (CO2) than water in disposable packaging. The reusable bottles will be refilled 50 times and more, and are only transported over short distances (50 km on average). In contrast, one-way packaging, increasingly sold in standardised discount-assortments, is transported over decidedly longer distances (250 km on average).
The comparison of refillable bottles to the one-way system is not only about the packaging itself, but also about the whole system: Reusable bottles are the livelihood for small, regional and medium sized businesses like breweries, juice and mineral water producers. These companies form the core of the unique diversity of the German drinks market.
Furthermore: Regional economic cycles reduce transportation distances and secure jobs in the area.
The Germand NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. (DUH) and the German Associations of Beverage Wholesalers, of Middle-sized Breweries and of Beverage Retailers together with the Foundation for Reusable Packaging and the Association Pro Refilling Systems have therefore started of the campaign "Refillable bottles for climate protection".
This campaign aims to inform consumers about the impacts of their choice of beverage packaging.
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