TAG: Beaches

Coca-Cola, In the Rocks

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Beverage containers are one of the most common littered items found at beaches. Last year, over the span of one day alone, approximately one-half million volunteers worldwide collected 521,730 glass beverage bottles and over a million plastic beverage bottles from beaches across the globe. While there are many biodegradable packaging alternatives in the works, they are far from accessible to the every-day consumer. And those that have surfaced still pose the threat of releasing nitrogen, a substance more potent than CO2 emissions, if tossed into an anaerobic pile of waste. Still, plastic containers, should they degrade, will only break down… read more