Friday, 7 November 2014

What’s your 'soda in a bottle' IQ?

Did you know that just over 6 billion kilograms of garbage is dumped into the ocean every year and that plastic water bottles play a major roll in this staggering statistic, with many of them eventually ending up on the ocean floor?

The major chemicals that go into the making of plastic are highly toxic and similar noxious substances are emitted during the production of plastic – all of which impact negatively on humans, animals and the Earth’s fragile ecosystem. Plastic in the garbage (and not recycled) absorbs organic pollutants that were already in existence, thus increasing the overall pollution which gets into soil and water, and eventually into animals' systems when they ingest the water.

There is no way around the fact that plastic causes serious damage to the environment during its production and disposal process. The only way to reduce the hazards of plastic pollution is to reduce its usage an, thereby, force a reduction in its production.

Enter Sodastream. This 21st century eco-friendly home sodamaker makes going green so much easier, especially for those who want to be green but never have the time to recycle all those plastic bottles. Its BPA-free bottle with a 3-year lifespan guarantees that no unwanted plastic bottles are left cluttering up your bin or decomposing in landfills. In fact, it reduces the use of plastic bottles for the the average family by almost 1700 bottles per year. The added bonus? Sodastream’s regular flavour range contains only a 1/3 of the sugar of store-bought fizzy drinks, ensuring that you can both care for the planet and be good to yourself!

Now, just to make sure you get the message loud and clear, try our 'bottled soda' IQ test.

1. How long does it take for a single-use plastic water bottle to biodegrade?
a) 100 years; b) 450 years; c) 1000 years

2. How many soda and water plastic bottles worldwide land up in landfills every year?
a) 340 billion bottles; b) 340 million bottles; c) 340 000 bottles

3. Which dangerous compound in plastic may cause heart disease, diabetes and liver abnormalities in adults, as well as brain and hormone development problems in fetuses and young children.
a) Bisphenol-A; b) Polyethylene; c) Oxygen

4. How many litres of water does it take to make 1L of bottled water?
a) 1L; b) 2L; c) 3L

3. B) Source:
4. C) Source:

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Issued by Riana Greenblo Communications on behalf of Sodastream SA.

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