Edinburgh inventor creates biodegradable water bottle to fight plastic problem

A Scottish entrepreneur has developed a new eco-friendly bottle that could help combat the growing mountain of plastic litter entering the world’s oceans. Edinburgh-based chemistry graduate James Longcroft launched a not-for-profit bottled water firm two years ago, with the aim of ploughing all profits into a charity focused on providing clean drinking water to remote communities in Africa.

But the 27-year-old soon realised the product, although it was benefiting struggling villagers in some of the world’s poorest regions, was adding to an increasing blight on the environment. So last year he vowed to go plastic-free – his company, Choose Water, has sold no plastic bottles since. But that meant he had to find another way to continue funding the charitable works. After months of experiments at his kitchen table, he has now managed to create a novel bottle that he believes could revolutionise the industry.

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Inventor James Longcroft on Granton Harbour Wall   

Inventor James Longcroft on Granton Harbour Wall