Of the 10 species, Lais fish is number one for contamination because it contains 135 microplastic particles. While the least was Saluang fish with 18 microplastic particles.
The thread-shaped microplastics were indicated to have a similar shape and chemical composition as medical masks.
For the Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program, USAID will also collaborate with investment management company Circulate Capital and a plastic recycling company called Prevented Ocean Plastic Asia
This is How Aqua Refills the Used Gallon Bottles
TheIndonesia.id - Some mineral water manufacturers use refillable bottles for their customers. For users, hygienic refillable bottled water is very important.
Danone, the producer of Aqua bottled water, demonstrates the production process at its factory in Ciherang, West Java, to make sure that Aqua meets the standard. Refilling the bottled water is carried out carefully through an integrated system without touching hands with 400 quality inspection parameters to ensure compliance with food safety standards from the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM).
As written in a press release received by Antara in Jakarta, Tuesday, August 23, 2022, Danone explained that before being refilled, the bottles that return to the factory will undergo a series of rigorous selections. The selection series for reusable gallons include physical checks where the bottles are not broken or leaking, do not smell, and are not contaminated with sediment or color.
Bottles that have passed the selection will undergo a washing process using pressurized water and cleaners with food grade standards, then the bottles will be rinsed using high-pressure water. The reused bottles then go through a filtration process and ultraviolet irradiation in the High Care Room - a special room with limited access and minimal hand contact and monitored in real-time.
The bottles that have escaped are then filled with mineral water without the touch of a hand. The 8.93-hectare factory with more than 300 employees has two mineral water filling lines for bottled bottles (330 ml one line and 600 ml one line), and three mineral water filling lines for reusable gallon bottles.
Not all reusable bottles can be reused. Head of the Danone-AQUA Ciherang Site Plan, Joko Prasojo, said bottles that do not meet the standards will undergo a recycling process. "We do this as a manifestation of Danone-AQUA's commitment to implementing a circular economy to reduce the impact on the environment. Danone-Aqua's commitment to maintaining environmental sustainability through the implementation of Green Factory is realized through the implementation of solar panels on factory buildings, rainwater harvesting programs, and Zero Waste to Landfill," he said.
To lock the purity of bottled mineral water, Aqua Gallon uses double injection technology, which is the first special patented gallon cap in Indonesia.