An announcement was made on Monday by the Poland Spring regarding a plan where it will be utilizing 100 percent recycled plastic for all of its non-carbonated water containers, a step which came amidst the increasing concern about the plastic pollution.
The Maine-based company told that the efforts were kicked off this month with 1 liter of bottles. The company plans to use by the end of 2022, 100 percent recycled plastic for all of its bottled water lines. It also targets niche product knowns as Poland Spring Origin which also utilizes 100 percent recycled plastic bottles.
The shift towards recycled containers came as the water industry continues to face criticism over its plastic use, much of which in the end results in litter or trash. In Maine, as the Poland Spring has increased in popularity it also faced scrutiny over the withdrawals of water.
About the Poland Spring, Kirstie Pecci from the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation said that the recycling efforts of the Poland Spring are better than nothing, it would be way better for the Americans to prefer tap water instead. He passed the following statement: “Recycling plastic is just better than not doing the recycling. However, it is always better to not use plastic at all.”
Bottled water has outshined the carbonated drinks as the top beverage segment of the nation numerous years ago. Last year the segment grew a further 5 percent, Beverage Marketing Corporation in New York reported.
Water & soda bottles which are made from polyethylene terephthalate, have been changed into lesser-grader recycled plastics. However, more enhanced tech allows the plastic to be reutilized for the food-grade containers, even though it’s more costly than the virgin plastic, described the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Poland Spring’s parent, Nestle Waters North America