Our small contribution to freeing the environment from plastic
On the occasion of Christmas 2019, all our employees, collaborators and customers received a bottle as a gift.
A microfiltered water dispenser / purifier was also installed in the offices of our head office in Rome.
The use of water bottles instead of plastic bottles has become a virtuous habit for all those who work and gravitate in our offices.
Even considering the short periods of Lockdown (we are among the lucky companies that have been able to continue to work and hire staff, albeit with a rigorous safety of the workplace) and the adoption of Smart Working shifts, in less than a year and a half this virtuous habit has allowed the employees and collaborators of our company to consume 4,657 cubic meters of water from the distributor / purifier of microfiltered water.
4.657 liters of water consumed correspond to
9.314 fewer half-liter plastic bottles introduced into the environment
It is estimated that about 100 gr are emitted into the atmosphere to produce a plastic bottle. of CO2 equivalent, a measure that expresses the impact on global warming of a certain amount of greenhouse gases than the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Almost 1 ton less CO2 equivalent emitted into the atmosphere
A little bit of data
Sources: Focus.it and Liberidallaplastica.it
- Containers made of polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride abandoned in the environment employ from the 100 1000 years to be degraded.
- To produce them bottles which are drunk every year in Italy 350.000 tons are needed. of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), i.e. 000 t. of oil (which correspond to approximately 4.650.000 barrels of oil), and are emitted into the atmosphere 910.000 t of CO2eq.
- To get a kilogram of PET we need a quantity of crude oil equal to 1,9 kilograms and almost 18 liters of water. With one kg of PET, 25 plastic bottles for water are produced (with a capacity of one and a half liters), therefore almost half of the water destined to be contained in the bottles is wasted in the production of the bottles themselves.
- Not to mention that an additional amount of oil must be used to produce the energy needed to power assembly lines, extruders and machinery. And that the transport of the bottles to large-scale distribution, which usually takes place by road, requires further consumption of diesel. The estimate is around 25 liters per 100 kilometers (considering a truck loaded with 10.000 one and a half liter bottles).
- The cost we incur to buy a plastic bottle containing water for about 99% it only covers the cost of plastic.