MOM's Launches Battle The Bottle
MOM's Organic Market, the Washington/Baltimore metro area's homegrown organic grocery chain (founded in 1987) is launching another environmental company-wide initiative… Battle the Bottle which will substantially reduce plastic use by eliminating all bottled water. Battle the Bottle was inspired by the movie "Addicted to Plastic" and addresses the alarming rate by which our oceans are being contaminated by plastic.
"Societies are truly addicted to plastic, much in the way we are addicted to oil. There are now 5 swirling masses of plastic in our oceans, each roughly the size of Texas. Plastic NEVER goes away and the problem will only get worse- and the sooner we take action, the better! Not only does plastic damage our environment, but it increases our dependence on oil. The tragic part of our addiction is that by and large, petroleum-based plastics are not necessary for consumer products and packaging as we have the technology and innovation to use plastic products that biodegrade," said Scott Nash, the founder and CEO of MOM's.
Immediately following the launch, MOM's will begin reducing plastic by:
* eliminating all bottled water!
* eliminated plastic grocery bags in 2005
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