TAKING STEPS TO SUSTAINABLE PLASTIC FREE LIVING
Our background is in TV and Film production and as with most productions the person count on each shoot can easily clock up to well over the 100’s. The knock on affect is that single use plastics, especially plastic water bottles and disposable cups mount up considerably. It was always something we struggled with personally whilst on location. We made a decision to ensure that any future productions we work on are proceeding with a more eco-friendly mindset. The first step was to get rid of plastic water bottles. This is where our idea for Ecoset came about.
We live in Greystones in Co. Wicklow so we spend a huge amount of time by the sea with our two young sons. We have come to love and respect our coastline and the sea we swim in all year round. We are teaching our children to be more eco-conscious and to pick up random pieces of rubbish and plastic that they see left behind on our local beaches. Everyone plays a part.
Every year we produce nearly 300 million tons of plastic, half of which is for single use. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year forming city sized islands made entirely of rubbish. A vast majority of this waste is plastic, meaning it will take thousands of years to decompose. Plastic bottles make up a large proportion of plastic waste, and only about one in five plastic bottles are properly recycled.
Reusable water bottles are a convenient and environmentally friendly solution.
By switching to a reusable water bottle you will be doing your bit to help reduce this mountain of plastic pollution. Aside from environmental benefits, reusable water bottles have many other advantages over disposable ones. Using a reusable water bottle is much cheaper than constantly buying single use water bottles. You save money, help save the planet, your drink stays fresh at the temperature you like and tastes better too.
Find out more about how you automatically donate to the Clean Coasts Organisation when you purchase any Ecoset product. https://cleancoasts.org/