Do you re-use empty packaged water bottles?

No matter how well managed we are at home, workplace or otherwise; yet quite a many among us use and re-use the empty packaged-water bottle... thumbnail 1 summary

No matter how well managed we are at home, workplace or otherwise; yet quite a many among us use and re-use the empty packaged-water bottles for a number of purpose.

Well, take a small test. Roam around in your office and look for these empty bottles being used by a number of your colleagues, who use these bottles for storing drinking water. Once the originally packed bottle gets emptied of the mineral/packaged water, these harmless looking bottles are put into re-use. Water from centrally placed water purifiers and coolers is filled in them, and then are kept on the very seats to quench the thirst.

But little among us are aware of the harmful effects these bottles extend. The scientific reason(s) for not re-using these bottles is circulated by various media by various means.


As a simple check, one can look at the bottom of the bottle, where there is a number written within a small triangle. The bottles having this number as greater than or equal to 5 are safer to re-use since these are made of safe plastic. Any bottle, having such a number as less than 5, is absolutely unsafe, and which should immediately be crushed and thrown into the dustbin after single first use.

Do spread the word so that people around you are not intaking the harmful chemicals with the oh-so-sweet water.

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