British entrepreneur hopes to fight plastic pollution
A British entrepreneur is hoping to help fight plastic pollution in oceans, by developing a water bottle made from paper which will break down within hours, leaving no harmful substances.
Concerned by the millions of tons of plastic waste found in oceans, 27 year old chemistry graduate James Longcroft began to develop a plastic-free water bottle at his kitchen table. He said it took six months before he came up with something that even resembled a bottle.
The result of his hard work is a bottle made from recycled paper which has a waterproof liner made from a secret combination of biodegradable material. Longcroft told CGTN the bottle developed for his company "Choose Water" will fully decompose in the ocean within three weeks and is harmless to marine life.
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