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Buxton water bottles will now be made from 100% recycled plastic

Nestle has announced that all Buxton water bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic.

  • 06 December 2019
  • Rachel Cooper

Nestle has announced that all Buxton water bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic.

Buxton Natural Mineral Water has announced its whole range will be made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET), while remaining 100% recyclable, by 2021.

The new bottles will be manufactured entirely from used plastic significantly reducing the amount of virgin plastic in circulation.

Michel Beneventi, Business Executive Officer for Nestlé Waters UK said: “We are incredibly excited to be able to put our commitments to sustainability into practice. The high-quality recycled material retains the same all-important properties as PET, resulting in a product that is lightweight, durable, resilient and still 100% recyclable.”

The 75cl and 1 litre bottles made from 100% rPET were launched in November this year and the rest of the range, currently made with a minimum of 20% recycled plastic, will follow by end 2021.

Nestlé has said they are committed to a sustainable future. This year, the company announced its vision for none of its product packaging, including plastics, should end up in landfill or as litter, including in seas, oceans and waterways and that all 100% of its packaging will be recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Anna Turrell, head of sustainability for Nestlé UK and Ireland said: “It is great that Buxton is taking this vital step. “As a packaged goods company, we have a hugely important role to play in helping to address the amount of plastic produced in our industry and a collective responsibility to help shape a more sustainable future. We will continue to push the boundaries to address this challenge.”

Environmentalists have been calling on Nestle to reduce the amount of plastic they produce. This week, a Michigan court has dealt a legal blow to Nestlé’s Ice Mountain water brand, ruling that the company’s commercial water-bottling operation is “not an essential public service”.

Photograph: Nestle UK & Ireland