BUXTON® and Biffa Partner to Reduce Plastic Bottle Waste
We believe all new bottles should be made from other bottles. This is why we’ve partnered with Biffa, the UK’s leading sustainable waste management business, to help us push ahead on our relentless journey to lower our carbon footprint, reduce plastic bottles going to waste and promote recycling. Our goal put simply is to make our bottles from other bottles and to make sure that by 2021, the full BUXTON® range of bottles will be made from 100% British recycled PET plastic*.
Keep reading to find out more about our new partnership, why we’re determined to reach this ambitious milestone and how together we can all contribute to this new circular economy for plastic bottles in the UK.
BUXTON® and Biffa: Together we can help reduce plastic bottle waste
We’re partnering with waste management company Biffa to source high-quality food-grade plastic from across the UK in our goal to accelerate a circular economy for plastic bottle and make it a reality.
Until now, due to the limited infrastructure available in the UK to create the high-quality food-grade recycled PET volumes needed, the rPET used for our BUXTON® bottles has been sourced from Europe. This is where our new partnership with Biffa changes things: Biffa will be supporting us to achieve our commitment of making every BUXTON® bottle from 100% recycled PET by collecting recyclable PET bottles and reprocessing them here, in the UK, into rPET.
Reducing our impact on the environment and helping protect our natural world for future generations is at the heart of everything we do and we’re thrilled to have Biffa with us on this journey. Wondering why a local rPET supply is essential to our long-term sustainability commitments? Hayley Lloyd House, Head of Sustainability for Nestlé Waters, said: “Having access to a local rPET supply reduces the carbon footprint of producing, sourcing and transporting our packaging from outside the UK and demonstrates the value that plastic drinks bottles have when they are recycled.”
100% recycled PET bottles: how does it work?
All BUXTON® water bottles are made from PET, a light, transparent and durable plastic. But what makes it even more important as a packaging material for our natural mineral water, is that it can be easily recovered, recycled and reused, helping us save energy, reduce carbon emissions and plastic waste and have a long-lasting positive impact on our planet.
All our bottles are 100% recyclable (even the caps), which means that once you’ve enjoyed our British natural mineral water, the empty bottles can be recycled, turned into rPET and given another life by making new bottles. The process then starts again, in a system that creates a circular economy for plastics keeping even more plastic bottles in use, out of landfill and the environment. As Hayley Lloyd House, Head of Sustainability for Nestlé Waters UK advises: “Our plastic bottles are valuable. They’re only waste if you waste them.”
We’re proud that our 25cl, 50cl Sports cap, 75cl and 1 litre bottles are already made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET). But we’re not stopping there. By the end of 2021 all our bottles* will be made from 100% recycled PET.
Recovered, recycled and reused plastic: push ahead with BUXTON® and Biffa
Did you know that compared with using virgin material, 75% less energy is used to make a bottle from recycled plastic1? Recycling PET bottles properly can make a big difference. Which is why we encourage more people to join BUXTON® and Biffa, get involved in the effort to reduce plastic waste and help protect our environment. The good news is that recycling BUXTON® water bottles couldn’t be easier. Once you are finished with our bottle, all you have to do is remove the cap, crush it flat(ish), screw or push the cap back on and throw into a recycling bin. That’s it!
Got more questions? We’ve answered the most frequently asked recycling questions here, so make sure you visit our page to find out more. And if you’re looking for the latest information and insights on recycling, check out the Clear on Plastics website.
Want to discover more about how we’re protecting our water resources? Read about water sustainability, the importance of caring for water and how we’re helping safeguard this precious resource for future generations.
*excludes caps and labels