Please join us in our aim to promote the production and consumption of re-usable plastic bottles.
Our ambition is to incorporate empty plastic bottles into the modern and ecologically friendly concept of the Circular Economy.
As a recent news article published in the UK newspaper The Guardian states:
"A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2025, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change."
(A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change' – The Guardian)
Here we are going to answer some questions that might arise when knowing BotBrik for the first time. We hope they help you better understand our BotBrik Circular Economy Concept.
Question: Could a 1.0lt. BotBrik used to package olive oil in Spain and then exported to China, fit together perfectly with an empty Chinese 1.0lt. mineral water BotBrik?
Answer: Yes. The BotBrik design would be controlled by the use of specially developed software. Bottling companies would use this software together with professional computer programs to produce their BotBrik bottle molds. This means that all the different capacities of BotBriks will be the same size and shape all over the world. This very “universality” is one of its main advantages.
Question: Can BotBriks be re-cycled?
Answer: Yes. In circumstances where BotBriks are not going to be re-used for construction purpose, they may be re-cycled. After all, they are just plastic bottles.
Question: Does a BotBrik bottle use more plastic than a conventional round bottle?
Answer: No. To produce a BotBrik of a similar capacity as a round bottle, the same amount of plastic is needed.
Question: Do we as a company, intend to mass produce BotBrik shaped plastic bottles?
Answer: No. We expect that because of their many advantages, bottling companies will use BotBriks.
Question: What two main steps does a bottling company have to do to change its production line to produce BotBriks?
Answer: The main step is to have a mold in the shape of a BotBrik. The special computer program will help with this. The second step would be to change the labelling process from a round label to a square one.
Question: Is the Botbrik design patented?
Answer: Yes, and we plan to register it in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Question: Would bottling companies have to pay a royalty to use the Botbrik design?
Answer: Yes, but the ammount will be very small, a global average of € 0.009 per Botbrik. Bottlers will add this cost to their production costs, and then to their distribuiters sales price, who will then add it on to the consumer price. Consumers will not object to paying 1 or 2 cents more for green,ecologically correct reusable packaging.