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Sustainability

Our commitment

Water is a shared, precious and renewable resource that must be cared for in order to preserve it for future  generations. We take our responsibility to this very seriously and work hard to protect the spring water sources and surrounding land that supplies our UK spring water. Sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment are at the heart of everything we do.


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Caring for Water

Water is essential for life and as the leading healthy hydration company, we have a duty to responsibly and sustainably manage this precious, shared resource.

In 2020, we will certify our Buxton factory to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard; a rigorous, global standard which promotes responsible use of water that's beneficial to all. This accreditiation requires the best practices in sustainable water balance, good water quality, and good water governance to ensure the long term sustainability of water resources. 

 

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Energy & Water Sustainability

As part of our commitment to zero environmental impact by 2030, our UK production facility is powered by 100% renewable electricity, with 30% sourced from hydroelectric power.

Taking inspiration from the beautiful surrounding Peak District, our state-of-the art factory in Derbyshire, UK is one of Europe's most innovative and efficient bottling facilities. Designed and built with sustainability at its core, the site is 7% more energy efficient since 2017 and proud to be accredited Zero Waste to Landfill.

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Packaging & Recycling

Since 2012, we've removed 10,825 tonnes of PET plastic from the Nestlé® Pure Life® range by changing to a lighter weight bottle. What's more - all of our bottles, including the cap are fully recyclable. So once you've finished, simply drop your empty into the recycling bin. Once collected and sent to a recycler, our bottles are cleaned, dried and melted into pellets and can be easily used for all kinds of new, reusable things but more importantly, for making new bottles. 

Our 250ml bottles are now made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) which means they can go on to become other bottles. We're currently working hard to increase our use of rPET across the whole Nestlé® Pure Life® range and support the UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme. By recycling your bottles, you can help to close the loop on plastics. Let’s act together and recycle!

And we are proud members of the WRAP Plastic Pact, which also aims to create a circular economy for plastics.