Think plastic bottles are merely to hold drinks?

How our 2-litre PET plastic bottles are helping Britain’s wild newts

PET Plastic Bottles

Whilst it is true that the majority of the PET plastic bottles we supply are destined for the drinks industry, a considerable amount are regularly used as efficient, competitively-priced containers for all manner of different liquids.  Occasionally, however, we receive an enquiry (and usually a follow-up order) for PET plastic bottles that are going to be used for something completely different.

Perhaps the most unusual use of our PET plastic bottles is that they are frequently deployed as ‘Newt Trap Bottles’.  Every year we supply literally thousands of clear 2-litre PET plastic bottles to a number of scientific and conservation authorities to be used as an essential tool in their survey and protection activities.

PET Plastic BottlesThe PET plastic bottles we recommend and supply for this purpose are strong and robustly made so that they hold their shape well.  They also have a long domed neck that is ideal for receiving a bamboo cane, which serves as a means of entry for the newts.  Alternatively, the PET plastic bottles we supply are also easy to cut just below the neck for conversion into bottle traps that are perfect for surveying the larger Great Crested Newts.

We understand that the PET plastic bottles are prepared and placed around the pond margin.  Our customers tell us that these traps are the best and most reliable method of surveying newt populations or for detecting the presence of Great Crested Newts.

It must be pointed out though, that this method of trapping wild newts is a very specialised and highly skilled process that requires not only extensive training but users must also be in possession of the appropriate license.  It is controlled by both conservation and welfare legislation.

Given the prevalence of PET plastic bottles around today, you may be wondering why the organisations that carry out these surveys don’t simply collect empty drinks bottles for their requirements.  The answer is quite simple really.

By coming directly to us they know that we can not only guarantee the quality and consistency of the bottles we supply but also being brand new virgin PET they are perfectly clean with no potentially dangerous dregs to be rinsed out.  There are also no labels to be removed and best of all customers are assured of prompt, reliable deliveries at the most competitive prices.

Maybe you are requiring PET plastic bottles to hold drinks – our range of clear drinks bottles (or newt traps) range from 250ml up to 5-litre.  We also have lots of other different types of plastic bottles within our comprehensive range and if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for then please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.  You can call us on: 01684 299 212 or you can email us at: sales@patrico.co.uk.  Alternatively, you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.