Eco for life at Butser

Looking out for the archaeology of the future….

Plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental challenges that we face today, when we think about what the archaeology of the future will look like, plastic waste will be one of the main things left behind by us for future generations.

A plastic bottle will take over 450 years to decompose and some scientists think that some plastic will never fully decompose. This is particularly worrying as it is estimated globally an astonishing one million bottles are bought every minute. The UK alone purchase 38.5m plastic bottles each day, accounting for around 40% of litter by volume found in our environment.

Here at Butser we are making a conscious effort towards becoming more eco-friendly. With the planet accumulating more and more plastic and other non-biodegradable items it is more urgent than ever to make a change now.

We decided to get in touch with Eco for Life, a fantastic local company from Chichester who sell 100% Plant-based bottles. Not only are they completely biodegradable and can be used as a valuable soil supplement, but they are also reusable for up to 12-18 months, simply wash out and reuse! Even the information on the bottle is lasered on with high grade ink made from plants!


As always we are over the moon to be supporting a local business and even more so for what they are promoting and the difference they are already making.

Here’s a video of the process behind the bottles;

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