We provide event water delivery and luckily haven’t yet been invited to help people who have been left without water after disaster struck.
That is exactly what happened to the people of Brosely earlier this year, when a burst water pipe left 20,000 people without water.
The emergency efforts saw over 500,000 litres of water being distributed to residents in two-litre bottles.
Now those bottles need to be recycled.
Recycling firm Veolia have been picking up the empty water bottles that are left over. Residents have been asked to deposit in purple bins across the area.
Then, it gets interesting. The plastic bottles are being collected in bales once they are separated at the Veolia Materials Recovery Facility, in Wolverhampton, where they will be used to create a wide range of plastic products including: packaging, garden chairs and even new plastic bottles.
Plastic bottle recycling has received a lot of attention in recent weeks, with Michael Gove announcing he is interested in bringing back bottle deposit schemes.
This increased attention is due to action by environmentalists to point out the devastating environment impact that plastic bottles can have.
Coca Cola increased its plastic bottle production by a billion last year, according to research by Greenpeace which has led calls to clamp down on the lack of plastic bottle recycling.
Between 5m and 13m tonnes of plastic enters the water each year, and it is expected that by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish.