The Terrifying Rise of Bottled Water

Just in case you are not yet aware, we are in the middle of a climate crisis. So far, 13 countries have declared a global environmental emergency, including the UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada and France, to name just a few. With plastic convenience products at the forefront of the blame, it is therefore surprising to note that sales of bottled water continue to rise. In 2018, our country consumed 4.2 billion...

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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Carbon dioxide is thought to be a major contributor to climate change, acting as a blanket around the earth and warming it up. Even a slight increase in temperature can have dramatic effects on ecosystems around the world, so keeping our carbon emissions to a minimum is important for environmental health. Your carbon footprint is a way of measuring how much carbon dioxide is released as a result of your daily...

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Ten Eye-Watering Facts About Plastic Pollution

Plastic. It is literally everywhere – an unavoidable material in homes, businesses and leisure activities. Since its birth in 1869, it has grown into a necessary product within everyday life, its long-lasting durable nature making it an ideal component of many things. Of course, the overwhelming optimism that came along with its creation has long since vanished, as we learn about the damage it is doing to our environment. Here are...

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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 25 000 Empire State Buildings or 1 billion elephants or 80...

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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 the sea – around 8 million tons of plastic ends up...

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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 and its drastic consequences have been at the forefront. Originating...

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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 life, as well as our own existence. Are you horrified at...

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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 the UK’s recycling efforts, comparatively low to that of our European...

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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 move with a sugar- and additive-free clear fluid. What is the...

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