Don't know about you but we try very hard not to buy anything in plastic. Can be hard sometimes, but as you know not everyone thinks like this. There is just so much plastic bought and thrown away. Here in Maitland we are part of a campaign to change regulations to reduce litter through " Cash for Containers." We collect bottles from public areas and take them to our local member to show how much litter there is with the thinking that this would be reduced if each bottle was refundable.
We would like to see a refund on all bottles bought so that people are encouraged to return their empty bottles rather than throw them away, thereby reducing litter.In the meantime we recycle or maybe a better option is reuse. Remembering always to refuse as the first option.
Check out this site for some truly inspirational ideas for using empty bottles and also providing affordable housing. Most of the bottles used are collected litter.