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Sustainable packaging: Eldorado Artesian Springs first to 100% RPET for bottled water

David Bellm

January 30, 2014

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Sustainable packaging: Eldorado Artesian Springs first to 100% RPET for bottled water

Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc. announced that it’s the first U.S. bottled spring water company to use 100 percent recycled plastic in its bottles. The RPET used in Eldorado's new bottle is FDA approved and meets the same safety standards as virgin plastic bottles. Eldorado Natural Spring Water will be available in the new RPET bottles in Colorado beginning in August.

"We are very excited to be the first U.S. bottled spring water company to introduce 100 percent recycled plastic bottles. Eldorado is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and continues to seek sustainability in every aspect of our business," said Jeremy Martin, VP of Marketing.

By using RPET instead of virgin plastic, Eldorado will reduce the energy required to produce this bottle by 77 

percent and will reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions by 58 percent according to NAPCOR (National Association for PET Container Resources).

Eldorado currently recycles approximately 96 percent of waste from its plant, including cardboard, paper and plastic. In September 2009, Eldorado installed a 100 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system that generates approximately 50% of the energy needs for the company.

SOURCE: Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc.


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