Let's be a world leader: ban plastic bottles
We should ban disposable plastic bottles from being sold in Jersey. There are plenty of suitable more recyclable alternatives - so we should ban plastic bottles entirely. Aluminium cans or cartons can be used as an alternative. Install free public filtered water refilling stations around St Helier and each of the villages. Encourage supermarkets/cafés to have free water refilling stations too.
Why the contribution is important
Plastic pollution is a horrible & sometimes needless environmental problem. Plastic bottles have other suitable alternatives that are more sustainable. Wider adoption of these alternatives would lower prices due to economies of scale. We can also encourage people to be healthier by drinking more water. This should be done in combo with other reductions in single-use plastics where possible (e.g. around fresh food where it is not necessary).
by Jerriaisjanne on March 01, 2021 at 10:36AM