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Cans over bottles

Cans over bottles

I will completely cease my purchasing of single-serve plastic bottles e.g. flavoured almond milk, flavoured soy milk. These will be substituted with bottles containg 3+ serves of the beverage (less plastic per serve), or aluminium cans.
My Progress: 
05/21/2020 - 13:30
I want to be completely transparent in this #cansoverbottles journey and confess that I just bought a 600mL bottle of Coke No Sugar from the vending machine in Matheson Library. The only canned beverages available throughout the three vending machines there contain milk products, which I abstain from. This is the first single serve bottle I've purchased since making the pledge, and I admit that I could've made the trek to another building's vending machine for a canned beverage. This is starting to read like a sin confession so I'll end it by saying this was a lazy one-off and I'll be disposing off the bottle in a recycling bin.
05/12/2020 - 18:09
The name of my green step has been refined once again; it now focuses on the easy switch of plastic bottles to aluminium cans. Cans are lighter, easier to recycle, and composed of more than TRIPLE the recycled content of plastic or glass bottles. #cansoverbottles
05/10/2020 - 16:32
I have decided to rename my step 'limit single-serve bottles' to 'no single-serve bottles'. That's right, after reading about the much greater recycling efficiency of aluminium cans, I'm completely ceasing my purchase of single-serve bottles!


Stella Smallman | 05/12/2020 - 19:32

I told my friend about the sustainability of cans over bottles, and received positive feedback after sharing my green step on Linkedin.