One million plastic bottles are sold around the world each minute. Most are used for bottled water, and most end up in the trash. As demand grows, especially in China, so does the bottle problem. According to environmental watchdog Euromonitor, if the present rate of consumption is not reduced, humans will use an estimated half a trillion plastic bottles a year by 2021. The French mineral water brand Evian is part of the problem, but is working on a plan to address it through a new approach. The company plans to use 100 percent recycled plastic by 2025 and to partner with a nonprofit focused on collecting ocean plastic.
This article appears in the January 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings.
Natural Awakenings Twin Cities (NATC) announces the third annual Your Shining Life Expo, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on November 9, at the Radisson Hotel North, in Roseville. The day-long event is designed to help attendees find the tools and resources needed to create the life they want to live.
Nichole Hirsch Kuechle of My Healthy Beginning announces the opening of registration for an introductory Nutrition Response Testing training for holistic practitioners. The one-day training will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on June 8, in Long Lake.