Greenworks attempt to break a Guinness World Record

Greenworks are waiting for confirmation for breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of plastic bottles before Moseley Rugby Club’s victory against Plymouth Albion in the RFU Championship on Saturday (16th).   

The final length incorporated a whopping record total of 5,832 bottles, beating the previous record of 5,713, held by an American, from Michigan.

The idea behind the record attempt was to highlight the environmental problems associated with plastic bottle waste and to create a visual image to hammer the message home.

Processing, packaging, transportation and sale of bottled water as well as the disposal of the waste, involves a significant amount of energy use and pollution.

Adam Warren, MD of Greenworks Solutions, explained: “The energy used to produce a single plastic bottle could be used to power a 60 watt light-bulb for six hours.

“We know that over thirteen billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfill in the UK every year, which works out as over 200 for every person in the UK. To put this into perspective, the pile of water bottles in our record-breaker is equivalent to the amount used by the average family in less than ten years”, he concluded.

Veolia Environmental Services, one of the UK's leading recycling firms, has offered to collect and recycle the 5,832 plastic bottles.

Please click here to see footage of the event.