Our blue bottle is made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic. (rPET)
And it is BPA Free!
There are many uses for recycled PET plastic (rPET). Only recently has recycled PET been approved for use in the manufacture of new bottles. The recycling process over time has been refined to allow for a consistent, pure quality of recycled plastic. This process has been approved by the FDA for direct food contact. It is a major step in reducing our need for virgin plastic resins and we are able to now move to 2nd generation containers that can be recycled again to become 3rd generation containers……and so the process continues.
Bottles that get recycled are first ground down, washed and separated from the cap and the label. The washed PET flakes go through a process called heat extrusion that removes contaminants from the recycled PET The result is a consistent, clean, safe and much more environmentally friendly package.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), not only is 2/3 less energy required to manufacture products made from recycled plastic as opposed to virgin plastic, but by using rPET, we can reduce the energy required to produce a bottle by 77% and reduce greenhouse emissions by 58%. Other studies have shown that the production of recycled plastic requires 2/3 less of sulphur dioxide, 50% less of nitrous oxide, and almost 90% less water usage.
Why would we use anything else?
Why would you?
REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
GO Local, GO Green, GO Native!
To make bottled water a choice that is local and ecologically sound.
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