‘Helau!’ and ‘alaaf!’ are German words for the call of fools, and they will soon be heard again in the German Carnival strongholds. Those wanting to have a drink in their hand for the many processions should be careful about safety. In most cases, glass is justifiably banned when people bring drinks with them in order to prevent accidents. Lightweight and non-breakable PET bottles are a safe alternative for those who are on the move and thirsty.
Glass bottles brought along by revellers can be very risky, particularly at major events in public squares like those on Carnival days. If they break, they can quickly lead to injuries – especially if people are standing close together or in a crowded environment. This is why glass bottles are usually forbidden at such places, an important preventive measure with good reasoning behind it.
Pets and children at risk
If pieces of glass are lying on the ground, for example, they can not only harm people but also pose a risk to animals. In addition, the fine, barely visible glass splinters are scattered across a wide radius, increasing the risk of injury. The same applies to parks, swimming pools, leisure facilities, beaches and events, including people’s own homes. Whether indoors, on the balcony or in the garden, adults and especially children are at risk wherever people often go about without protective shoes.
Staying on the safe side
So if you want to quench your thirst worry-free outside and at home during Carnival, lightweight yet sturdy PET bottles are a safe, reliable and sustainable choice. This is because the plastic bottles save great amounts of energy compared with glass thanks to their low melting point and low weight during manufacture and transport. And, when disposed of properly, used PET bottles can be recycled and new PET bottles created.
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