Packaging

There’s a Plastic Film in Every Can

There's a plastic layer inside drink cans according to Dutch NGO.

Dutch NGO Recycling Netwerk reveals there’s a plastic layer in every soft drink and beer can. Producers use it to avoid reaction between the drink and the aluminium and steal.

This may have political consequences.

Dutch Government decided to introduce a deposit system on plastic bottles unless industry collects them all. Cans were excluded from the deposit system because they do not contribute to the plastic marine litter according to Dutch Government. Wrong according to Recycling Netwerk, there’s plastic inside the cans.

Yes, but there are less cans than plastic bottles being littered according to Dutch Government. Wrong again according to the Dutch NGO, there are more cans being littered than plastic bottles.

plastic film in can
Plastic Film in Cans

 

CLOSING REMARKS

  • There something remarkable about the Dutch is that they’re not afraid of confrontation and they go the essential.
  • We would never have an NGO challenging the Government in this straightforward manner in France or Belgium for instance.

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