Judging by the amount of them that turn into litter, the watery vortex known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) must contain an astonishing amount of nip bottles.
I suspect most nip bottles wind up as lither since you don’t often buy a nip with the intention of mixing up some drinks for you and a half-dozen friends in your house. More like it’s a solitary activity that takes place in the back seat of a car. Maybe even in the front seat – which is disturbing on a level way beyond that of potential litter.
Humerously I wondered what would happen if I were stopped by the police with three empty nip bottles in my pocket (which is how I drove home from the library yesterday, since the trash bag in the car was full).
“Officer, I just picked these nip bottles up in the library parking lot. You see I made this New Year’s Resolution….”