New Zealand Water
Respecting Our Environment
PET PLASTIC BOTTLES
Naturally Pure uses bottles made of Polyethylene terephthalate (PET, sometimes PETE) These are recycled to reuse the material out of which they are made and to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.
Plastic Label Description:
Numerical Code 1: Plastic Composition - Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET(E))
Polyethylene terephthalate is often used to make fibres (for clothing), parts made by injection moulding and containers for food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and make-up. There are several advantages in using PET, especially when it's being used for packaging. PET does not break easily and edibles stored in PET taste good because it is pure. The substance also provides a long shelf life because it acts as a good barrier to elements outside of the container. Containers made from PET are also very lightweight and clear. Products look clean and pure because of the crystal clear appearance. Because PET is only 10% of the weight of an identical glass container, it allows for less expensive shipping and handling, saving a significant amount of money for companies around the world. Sinks in water.
Properties - Clear and optically smooth, resists water, oxygen and CO2, resists high impacts, resists most solvents, can be filled with hot liquids
Typical Applications - Soft Drink Bottles, Sports Bottles, Condiment/Food Jars, Food Trays
Products Made with Recycled Content - New Containers, Strapping, Carpet Fibres, Clothing, Cushion /Jacket Filling.
Risks - It poses low risk of leaching breakdown products.
Recovery in NZ - 8,000 tonnes of PET was recovered in NZ 2004, making it the third most common plastic reclaimed (the top three do dominate). The material is in high demand by remanufacturers. (Source)
We wanted to deliver our pure and natural drinking water in the most sustainable way possible...
We also decided that we would offer our water in boxes as well, which we believe is a lot kinder to our environment. We estimate that over 80% of our boxes come from a renewable resource, hence our statement - BIG BOX PURE WATER IS BETTER.
Box & bladder is available in 10L