Sustainable on principle

SUSTAINABLE ON PRINCIPLE

The topic of sustainability has become increasingly important in recent years. A great deal of research and information has also been gathered on the subject of “sustainable consumption”, or “sustainable consumption”.

For example, the ecological balance of bottled water is devastating. The production of one liter of water in glass bottles uses an average of between 0.25 and 0.75 liters of petroleum (depending on the distance from the bottling site). With an average water consumption of 2 liters per day per year, this would correspond to an average annual car trip of about 4000km. The eco-balance of water from plastic bottles is even worse.

Discounters and international beverage companies are pushing more and more disposable plastic bottles onto the market. But this trend has negative consequences for the environment. In addition to consuming resources, they are a burden on the climate and generate huge amounts of waste.

  • In Germany, 1.8 million single-use plastic bottles are consumed every hour.
  • That is around 43 million bottles per day.
  • Approximately 16 billion plastic bottles are consumed per year.
  • On average, every German consumes 192 disposable plastic bottles per year.
  • Single-use plastic bottles are now the dominant packaging material for beverages, accounting for a total share of around 54 percent.

Many disposable plastic bottles are still made of virgin material, for the production of which crude oil is used. This pollutes the climate and consumes limited resources. The production of plastic bottles gobbles up 460,000 tons of crude oil and natural gas condensates every year. This amount could heat almost 400,000 single-family homes for a year.

OUR CONTRIBUTION

By using the Membratech® A-Series, a significant contribution is made to reducing greenhouse gases, crude oil and natural gas condensates, and reducing the amount of plastic waste generated by plastic bottles, and in this way contributing to environmental protection.

We also pay attention to ecological production and transportation chain ourselves.

Example: One of our customers employs almost 2,000 people worldwide (Germany, India, Sri Lanka, America).

This customer purchased approximately 600,000 liters of water per year for its employees. The company provided each of the nearly 2,000 employees with bottled water free of charge. Through the purchase of the Membratech® A-Series and the fact that the customer no longer buys bottled water since then, approx. 240,000 liters of petroleum have already been saved here (calculation with an average value of 0.4 liters of petroleum / liter).

AND THAT WITH ONLY 5 UNITS OF THE  MEMBRATECH® A-SERIES!

HUGE CLIMATE LOADING

Compared to refillable bottles, non-refillable bottles are transported over significantly longer distances because they are filled in fewer plants and are usually sold nationwide. Mineral water in single-use plastic bottles, for example, is transported almost twice as far (450 kilometers) as reusable bottles (only 260 kilometers). Over the entire life cycle, mineral water from disposable bottles causes twice as much CO2 compared to reusable bottles. Disposable plastic bottles are therefore not only “resource guzzlers” but also climate killers.