Long beach days and balmy summer nights are calling our name, and according to beauty influencers world-wide – the key to staying healthy is staying hydrated. Team TPO tried out Evian Water’s range of #BottleMadefromBottles, a bottle of water that makes us feel extra good about drinking sustainably, because its reducing our carbon footprint, while keeping bottles out of the ocean.
In a mission to become circular by 2025, Evian has reached a key milestone in its sustainability journey by introducing a range of bottles literally made from bottles. They’ve done this by using rPET to replace virgin plastic in their water bottles and are using 5 times more recycled PET in bottles compared to 2015. Doing this reduces carbon emissions in the production process by as much as 50% compared with bottles made from virgin plastic – and we’re here for it.
Australia is home to the world’s most amazing reefs and sea life, yet apparently 130,000 tonnes of single use plastic finds its way into the oceans every year, including in our shopping bags, straws and takeaway coffee cup lids. As a result, TPO (and hopefully many Australians) are becoming more aware of how the products they purchase are made – to make sure they’re doing their part at recycling plastic and protecting their oceans.
We learnt that the logic behind using rPET is to reduce reliance on fossil fuel and reduce carbon footprint while contributing to keeping bottles out of the ocean and nature. Empty plastic bottles are disposed via a dedicated collection system and are then collected in the recycling bins to be sorted according to color, size and type, with excess residues removed. They are then cleaned and processed into resin and the resin is transformed and turned into a new bottle. Voila! #BottlesMadefromBottles. We’ll drink to that.
For more information, visit the Evian Website.
Jill is a Sydney-based journalist who drinks by the logic: it’s five o’ clock somewhere. Follow her on Instagram.