When I ran for town council in Fairfax, I promised to support a ban on the sale of beverages in plastic bottles under one gallon in my candidate statement. I lost the election, but I still feel bound by this public statement and haven't purchased a beverage in a plastic bottle since. It has felt like breaking an addiction and only shame has helped me endure. Thanks for posting this article - people should be aware of this trend:
However, I think this article is even more disturbing:
The UK will have to change its habits immediately before its countryside starts to fill up with plastic. The US will be up next with its own unprofitable recycling problem.