By CANADIAN VENDING
ESKA Natural Spring Water has announced it will convert its entire line of non-carbonated, bottled water products to 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles by April 1, 2020.
In partnership with Plastrec, a Quebec based manufacturer of recycled plastic (rPET), this move underscores the company’s commitment in helping to support Canada’s circular economy.
As a natural spring water, the preservation and protection of the environment is a core value for ESKA. As a category leader and member of the Quebec and broader Canadian community, the company seeks to do its part in helping to reduce waste, use natural resources more efficiently and support a sustainable future. Using completely recycled plastic provides new life for used plastic, eliminates the manufacturing of new, virgin plastic and highlights the importance of creating a closed loop system of recycling and reuse. In fact, all of ESKA’s new rPET bottles are sourced from Quebec’s Blue Box and other municipal recycling system and are themselves 100 per cent recyclable.
“Our natural spring water is unique and our consumers love the fact it is pure and untreated. We are commited to improving our packaging by using a 100 per cent recycled plastic bottle” said Michel McArthur, Chief Operating Officer, ESKA Inc. in a press release. “Recycling has evolved over the years from giving packaging material a second life to a circular economy where the material gets reused continuously. We are firm believers in a Quebec/Canadian circular economy so we can deliver our product with the smallest environmental footprint possible. We were looking for a local partner that can supply a very high quality, clear food grade rPET. Plastrec is the ideal partner for us.”
Founded in 1992, Plastrec is a leading North American manufacturer who has pioneered the development of food grand recycled PET from post-consumer containers. Plastrec’s state of the art process provides superior quality recycled PET across all product applications.