From Bottle to Boat

Giving Buxton bottles a second Life

You’ve glugged your bottle of Buxton dry and are feeling totally refreshed. But that doesn’t have to be the end of your bottle’s story. The little bit of plastic in your hand could become something much greater. From sports equipment to park benches or even another bottle – it could have as many lives as a cat. You’d be surprised at what could take shape from your bottle of Buxton water.

You see, all of our Buxton bottles are 100% recyclable (even the cap and label). And right now, they’re made from 20% recyclable plastic. But we’re not stopping there. We aim to up this figure even more. Plastic bottles are not a throwaway resource – they have real value.

Helping to build a better environment, by building a boat

To highlight the possibilities of recycling we teamed up with HUBBUB, a charity which creates environmental campaigns with a difference, to build the world’s first boat made from 99% recycled plastic. We don’t mean a toy boat, this is the real deal. We’ve christened it the ‘Poly-Mer’ and it’s a 12-seater punt made from 99% recycled plastic waste – including our very own Buxton bottles!

 “Old and new come together to produce the Poly-Mer, long may she rule the seas!”

Mark Edwards MBE, Master boat builder

Great news if recycling floats your boat

Since its launch in November 2017, the Poly-Mer is being used to educate school children about plastic recycling through plastic fishing trips in London’s Canary Wharf.

Local college students, armed with fishing nets and waterproofs, have already made several trips. And if you fancy getting involved  (and have steady sea legs), then you too can set sail and make use of the unique vessel. Just contact plasticfishing@hubub.org.uk to get involved.

Water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive function and normal regulation of body temperature. At least 2L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle

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