Plastic bottles are a cause of concern for the environment. They also fill up the landfills and take hundreds of years to decompose. Though there is a lot of awareness against plastic, plastic bottles are still being used by millions of people all over the world. They can be recycled so that new plastic need not be manufactured. There are many innovative uses of recycled plastic, and the latest seems to be ecofriendly pens made from water bottles. These unique pens are being called B2P pens, meaning ‘bottle to pen’ pens, and manufactured by Pilot, one the world’s leading manufacturers of pens. Let’s take a closer look at water bottle recycling for ecofreindly pens:

The widespread use of disposable water bottles in America

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Americans use a staggering amount of water bottles, about 48 billion bottles every year, and approx 80% lands up in landfills. These bottles take between 500-1000 years to degrade. This results in a huge challenge for the planet. According to a survey, disposable plastic water bottles are the primary water source for many Americans.

When asked, 70% said they felt guilty about using these bottles. 29% however said that they were not concerned about the earth at all!

Plastic once manufactured take hundreds of years to degrade, so the production of new plastic must be reduced. The only solution is recycling every bit of plastic to meet our needs.

The process

Though the pens made by recycling water bottles are a good idea and would save the planet from some amount of toxic plastic pollution, (till you throw the pens away) and landfill space, you should keep avoiding plastic bottles.

Pilot has now come up with a new retractable pen…