According to the EPA, 2 billion oil bottles are thrown away each year. That is 260 million pounds of plastic.
That same study found that each bottle of oil still has up to two ounces of oil in it after it has been poured. The leftover oil adds up to 16 million gallons.
This is an industry that is constantly evolving. Innovation leads to better products, better ways of doing things, and better ways to package. At one time, it was metal cans. Then, plastic bottles offered a more convenient, cheaper method. Now, more emphasis is put on the environmental impact of plastics.
There is an alternative to plastic bottles that takes up significantly less space in landfills and empties completely – flexible packaging pouches.