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No ordinary recycled bridge

This recycled plastic bridge we came across(pun intended), is one of the best ideas we’ve seen. We can all agree that the recycling of plastic in any capacity makes us happy. But this footbridge which spans across the Tweed River in Wales goes above and beyond(last pun, we promise). It’s the sheer volume of plastic that is recycled which makes this structure by Vertech, a jaw dropper.

This bridge uses half the weight in plastic of the largest animal in the world today – the Blue whale. That’s 50 tons of recycled plastic! For those less interested in sea life, the weight exceeds that of 10 Blackhawk helicopters. Yes, that’s 10 massive machines made of heavy metal parts – no big deal.

But it’s not all about weight, it’s about the principle. A company who wants to create innovative products that make our efforts to recycle that much more important.

Photo: Vertech Limited

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The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Chris Hogan, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].

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