“Bottled water company Evian has reached a new milestone on its journey toward a circular economy: 100% recycled water bottles are now part of the portfolio of the Danone brand. All Evian water bottles are recyclable, and this week’s announcement means that, on average, 40% of its portfolio is now also made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET). The bottles are available in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, and the UK.
According to Evian’s announcement, when plastic is recycled into a new bottle, it reduces carbon emissions in the production process by as much as 50% compared with bottles made from virgin plastic.
‘Increasing demand for rPET promotes better recycling systems to keep plastic out of nature and in the economy,’ commented Evian’s Shweta Harit, Global Vice President of Marketing. ‘At Evian we encourage everyone to accelerate the usage of these collection points and ensure that all used bottles can become new bottles, keeping the use of virgin plastic to an absolute minimum. We are committed to our journey to care for the planet by providing our spring water in the most sustainable way possible as we look to become fully circular by 2025,’ said Harit.
Earlier this year, Evian was certified carbon neutral by Carbon Trust, following significant improvements at every stage of the product life cycle, from production and transportation to the use of renewable energy.”
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