Plastic bottles (especially water bottles) receive bad press on a fairly regular basis – and the sight of recycled plastic water bottle sculptures for sale at a roadside stall near Plettenberg Bay, South Africa rekindled the debate for us.
The Water Cooler Company specialise on the supply of plumbed mains-fed water coolers but do also supply a range of bottled water coolers. We supply water systems based on either the mains-fed water supply or – as in the case of bottled water coolers – water bottles that are reused over a period of up to five years.
We don’t get involved too much in selling smaller bottles of spring water but we do have some customers in bars & restaurants who we deliver one-trip water bottles to – in sizes ranging from 300ml through to 1.5 litre bottles. These small pack bottles of water are often portrayed as an unacceptable face of modern living due to the waste of plastic.
We are not getting involved in the wider debate here – but rather looking at other uses for plastic water bottles once the water itself has been consumed. These recycled plastic water bottle sculptures had been created from water bottles thrown away in the community and then turned into hanging trinkets for the tourists.
Not quite our taste but an interesting twist on recycling plastic.