How to Prevent Plastic Pollution in One Easy Step

Don’t bottle it. Can it!

If you asked me a year ago if I thought I’d be writing a post about water bottles then I would probably have laughed in your face but here I am bringing you a PSA about a new way we can tackle the plastic pollution issue. Meet CanO Water. It was created in response to the damaging impact that plastic bottles have on the environment. ‘With approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic ending up in the ocean each year, CanO Water is an infinitely recyclable alternative to plastic bottles. Recycle your can and it will be back on the shelf in as little as 6 weeks.’



Now I am very much a re-usable water bottle kind of a girl, either my Camelbak or S’well bottle is safely in my backpack. Recently I was caught without either of them and was majorly thirsty, I really didn’t want to buy a plastic bottle but spied these quirky little cans and thought I’d pick one up. I cracked open the can, which is re-sealable by the way so you can pop it in your bag if you don’t fancy downing the whole thing. The water was chilled with no metal taste which I had thought would be a side effect of the can, plus it looks pretty chic.

So why a can, why not glass? 75% of all aluminium ever produced since 1888 is still in productive use. Some having been through countless loops of its lifecycle. Recycling aluminium uses only around 5% of the energy and emissions needed to make it from the raw material initially. Best thing about CanO Water, you don’t need to be anywhere fancy to pick them up, Tesco sells them as well as Wholefoods, Ocado and many more.

What are your thoughts about plastic pollution and how to combat it?

9 thoughts on “How to Prevent Plastic Pollution in One Easy Step

  1. This is such a good idea! This isn’t so much of an issue for me now, but when I was at uni we couldn’t drink the tap water (it came out brown) and I used to go through so many plastic bottles because of it. Being able to buy cans would have made me so much happier. You’re right, as far as cans go, this one does look pretty chic too x


  2. This is such a lovely idea! Like you said, sometimes we are stuck and have to buy water when we’re out but this seems much more eco-friendly than the usual plastic bottle! I’ll keep an eye out on it next time I’m out without my water bottle!

    Milenka x
    Blushing Lately

  3. I love this idea! Collapsible bottles, canned water, cardboard water boxes – people have come up with some excellent solutions. Hopefully these will gain popularity. Wouldn’t hurt if big companies like Coca-Cola switched to these as well. By the way – aren’t these cans expensive? They sure look like they are!

    1. Many thanks for reading. They are such a great idea if you’ve forgotten to bring your reusable bottle. They aren’t actually that expensive most supermarkets are selling them for around £1 – £1.15. I bought mine at Kew Gardens so there was a bit of a mark up on them. It would be amazing if bigger companies caught on! Kate x

      1. Hmm, that’s not too bad, considering it’s resealable (and potentially reusable). I’m happy that many soft drinks come in cans – although people seem to prefer the plastic bottles for some reason. *shrug*

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