China has seen a surge in plastic-bottled windows and plastic shower curtains, with many cases of damage reported across the country, as plastic bottles burst into glass, shatter and fall onto other surfaces.
Plastic bottles are often used as door locks, but some people have also been hurt by glass breaking.
“The bottles broke on me when I was on the sofa and I had to throw it away,” said Yu Hui, a 23-year-old business student from Shanghai, who broke his left hand when a bottle of water broke on his arm and shattered on his knee.
“I have never experienced a plastic bottle breaking on me before.”
Yu Hsui has broken his left arm and knee in the past.
He said the break-in occurred after he bought a bottle from a local supermarket, which he did not understand.
Yu Hsun, a resident of Shijiazhuang, a small city on the west coast of China, also had a bottle broken on his left shoulder when a glass bottle broke on him.
He had no idea what to do, he said.
Yu Sun, another resident, said she had bought a plastic shower curtain from a convenience store on Friday, which broke when it hit the floor.
She then ran to the local government office to report the incident, but it had not yet been solved.
Yu Jianguo, a researcher at the National Taiwan University of Social Sciences, said that the break in incidents in China was not limited to the southern coastal city of Chongqing.
“We’ve also found some cases of plastic bottle break-outs in the cities of Shenzhen, Wuhan, Tianjin and Guangzhou,” he said in an email.
“These are some of the cities that have the highest rate of plastic bottles broken in their cities.”
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, there were 1.4 million plastic bottles in use in the country in 2016.
According to China’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), there were 5,827 plastic bottles breaking in 1.2 million cases.
The bottles are frequently used as decorative items and as doorlocks, but they are also a source of revenue for the local industry.
Plastic containers can also be used as decoration and decoration materials, such as window blinds, doors and windows, window shades and curtains.
Yu Dongguan, the director of the Environmental Protection Agency of China in Shanghai, said plastic bottles were the second largest source of litter after garbage.
Yu Liang, a spokesperson for the NEPA, said the government was working to develop a new national strategy to deal with the environmental risks posed by plastic bottles.
Yu Yu and her boyfriend were recently asked to take their plastic bottles and sell them to pay for medical expenses.
She said she is not too worried about breaking her hand in the incident.
“It will be a lot easier to buy a plastic-shaped shower curtain,” she said.
“This is what people expect in China, people think that it is a normal thing.”
She said the plastic bottles could be used for the same purpose.
“When we have plastic bottles, they look more like a door, rather than a door lock,” Yu said.