By Olivia Hanna Plastic pollution is a growing epidemic and many conscious individuals are taking steps to cut down on their environmental impacts by using reusable water bottles. But when the bottle has run dry, it becomes redundant. There aren’t many, if any, places in Galway City to refill those reusable bottles, forcing a sad return to plastic. This may change in … [Read more...] about Will free public water be flowing through Galway?
A recent study has found high levels of microplastics in bottled water and has discovered that 90% of the world’s most popular bottled water brands contain tiny pieces of plastic. The most common type of plastic fragment found was the same type of plastic used to make bottle caps- polypropylene. The bottles that were used in this study were bought all across the world, in … [Read more...] about Micro-plastic found in bottled water: why we should finally give up this environment-damaging practice