2023-05-24 at 11:56 PM UTC
Folks, will humanity start using plastics as sutures?
2023-05-25 at 12:07 AM UTC
Probably pretty bad, I would guess. I think its more of an economy problem than a materials one, we don't need better recycling or bottles, just stop buying bottled water .
Now go to costco and watch how many people buy a case of water
2023-05-25 at 12:38 AM UTC
Many valid reasons, it's an economic factor. People are willing to and can afford bottled water because it's so cheap
I don't think any amount of interference with that economic fact will change anything, it's supply and demand at this point except nobody wants the "free" unlimited supply of municipal chemical enhancement tap water, some communities even have their own private wells that you pay a license to get hooked into for your supply, pretty common in rural areas to have different wells covering different needs
A lot of those people still buy bottled water too, it's become a cultural staple like peanut butter at this point