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Earth: The Home of 8.3 Billion Tonnes of Plastic

It’s hard to know what to call where we live at the moment, is it Earth or is it planet plastic? The total amount of plastic made is astonishing – according to US scientists in 2017, the figure was 8.3 billion tonnes. To put that into perspective, 8.3 billion tonnes is equal, in weight, to: 822 000 Eiffel Towers or…
HydrateM8
13/03/2019
Environment

The Hidden Ingredients in a Plastic Bottle

No doubt in your packed lunch bag there is a bottle containing water or a soft drink. Usually, we worry about what might be in our sandwich and the harm it could cause our body (hint: processed meat or sugary treats), but what if your drinks bottle is the real threat? When you pick up a bottle of drink do…
HydrateM8
12/03/2019
Environment

What’s all the fuss about BPAs

A chemical regularly used in plastic production, particularly food packaging, BPA (or Bisphenol A) has been the at centre of controversy for some time. The official guidelines from the Food Standards Agency state that although it is likely that we do consume some of this chemical as it comes into contact with our food or drink, it is not thought…
HydrateM8
21/09/2018
Environment

The Great British Beach Clean 2018

Have you ever walked along the beach on a summer’s day and cursed the litter that you have been forced to avoid? You’re not alone – hence the Great British Beach Clean. After almost 6 solid weeks of hot days in the UK this year, our beaches were in need of some serious attention. Litter spread, plastic and other materials…
HydrateM8
11/09/2018
Environment

Get involved in Plastic Free July

The world is becoming more and more aware of the dangers of plastic pollution, but the issue still exists. HydrateM8’s reusable bottles are helping, though. Will you pick one up for Plastic Free July? It’s not secret that we’re not fans of single-use plastic bottles here at HydrateM8. The pollution caused by these non-biodegradable items, especially when they’re dumped in…
HydrateM8
16/07/2018
Environment

Earth Day 2018 – ‘A world without plastic pollution’

Earth Day has been held on 22nd April every year, since its inception in 1970. This year, the aim of Earth Day is focussed primarily on eradicating the use of harmful plastics – a cause close to the heart of Hydratem8. Whilst the campaign for Earth Day centres on many different environmental issues, for the last few years plastic pollution…
HydrateM8
11/04/2018
Environment

Help make plastic pollution a thing of the past

Is single use plastic pollution here to stay – we hope not. Single-use plastic containers and other items such as plastic cutlery, supermarket shrink wrap and many other items, continue to threaten our planet. Any item manufactured of plastic that is tossed away anywhere on our land or in our seas is a potential hazard to all plant and marine…
HydrateM8
28/03/2018
Environment

The Truth about Plastic Water Bottles and the Environment

Ever wanted to swim with the dolphins? Chances are these days you will more likely be swimming with discarded plastic water bottles, the ones that are manufactured with unsafe plastic that pollutes our earth, oceans and environment in general. There is a great deal of waste that ends up in landfill sites, but unfortunately, it only represents about 20% of…
HydrateM8
19/01/2018
Environment

Why has water in a box not become popular in the UK?

Drinking water, whilst readily available from just about any tap in the first world, remains a popular consumer product all over the world. Sales of bottled water in the UK continue to grow year on year, reaching an all-time high in 2016 – presumably a consequence of an increased awareness towards healthy living, with people preferring to hydrate on the…
HydrateM8
20/11/2017