As you’re probably aware, new laws came into place in July of this year which ban the supply of single use plastic bags. This ban follows other states, including South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory, who already have similar laws in place. With that ban on single use plastic bags, you may be wondering what impact the new laws have on to use of the popular 600ml bottled water options. Let’s take a closer look!
Do the laws apply to bottled water?
At this stage, the new laws only apply to the lightweight, single use plastic bags commonly used in major supermarkets and they don’t apply to bottled water. However, the new laws have made a lot people consider the impact of plastic use on the environment and think about the steps they can take to reduce their environmental footprint.
What can I do?
If you like the convenience of bottled water on the go but are aware of the environmental impact, there are a few positive steps you can take. Firstly, ensure that any bottled water that you purchase is 100% recyclable so you can be confident that the materials can be reused. The next step is to make sure that you remember to place your discarded plastic bottle in dedicated recycling, so that you avoid it ending up in landfill.
If you love the fresh, clean taste of bottled water but want to try more sustainable options, you can also try a water cooler in your home or office which offers bulk spring water without the single use packaging. Invest in a drink bottle and fill it up throughout the day!
What are Aussie Natural doing?
At Aussie Natural, we’re fully aware of the new laws around plastic bags and, as always, are committed to being responsible when it comes to our use of plastics. For this reasons, we provide 15 litre water coolers which are returnable to ensure minimal waste and ultimate convenience. In addition to this, our single use water bottles are made from sustainable PET plastic and are fully recyclable to reduce the environmental impact.
Aussie Natural have a wide range of spring water products available for our Perth customers. Sourced from the pristine Darling Ranges, we provide a range of bottled water, water coolers and water accessories to ensure that you stay hydrated. If you’re looking for a convenient way to have access to spring water in your home or office, we can help.
For more information about our water cooler bottles, or for any additional information about our products, speak with Aussie Natural, today on 1300 360 332.