Nestlé unveils new plastic-reduced beverage bottle

January 20, 2010   by PLANT STAFF

Pure Life bottles will be made with even less plastic.

Photo: Nestle Waters Canada
PUSLINCH, Ont.: Nestlé Waters Canada has unveiled what it describes as one of the lightest such containers in the Canadian beverage industry: its next-generation 500-millilitre Eco-Shape bottle.

The beverage manufacturer said the new bottle is part of an ongoing commitment to reduce plastic consumption across its brands.

Weighing just 9.16 grams on average, this bottle contains 27% less plastic than its Eco-Shape predecessor introduced in 2007, and 60% less than its pre-Eco-Shape PET bottle introduced in 2000.

Pure Life and Montclair will be its first brands to use the new bottle.

Nestlé said the PET beverage containers are 100% recyclable for use in products such as carpeting, automotive parts, toys and clothing. They’re manufactured at each of the company’s bottling facilities in the Township of Puslinch, Ont. and Hope, BC.

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