Earth Day celebration this weekend for my former employer. I hear there is face-painting involved, so hopefully I won't ruin some child's day.
One of the things I promised myself I would change is the use of bottled water. I remember comedian Chris Rock telling a joke about how people need to drink more tap water and stop being "brand new". I laughed at his joke, but continued to use it anyway. Bottled water is convenient, and while that is no excuse, I still purchase it for my family. Fortunately companies like Deer Park are making changes to help make my decision to use bottled water a little more justifiable.
WASHTINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2011) – Deer Park® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is now available in a 50% recycled plastic (rPET) bottle in the familiar Eco-Shape® design. Making rPET bottles with recycled plastic reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 25% on average compared to making bottles from all-new materials. The new bottle still contains the crisp, great tasting, 100% natural spring water that comes from carefully selected natural springs.
The bottle will have a “made with 50% recycled plastic” graphic icon added to the Deer Park logo, along with on-package language explaining that recycling plastic bottles can provide material for new bottles and other products.
“We want to broaden the use of recycled plastic in our bottles, but there is not enough recycled PET available due in part to low recycling rates,” said Sarah Linden, Brand Manager for the Deer Park Brand. “We hope the new Deer Park 50% recycled bottle will help raise awareness and encourage consumers to recycle more.”
Deer Park is committed to producing bottles that have the lowest impact on the environment. The company continues to explore alternative packaging materials such as bio-based PET but until its performance and impact on water and energy resources are clear, traditional PET is the material most suitable for Deer Park bottles.
Deer Park also aims to improve recycling accessibility through placing recycling bins in public spaces where people can dispose of empty bottles while away from home.
The new 50% Deer Park recycled plastic .5 liter bottle is available in Baltimore and Washington D.C. at all convenient locations where Deer Park is already available. For more information, please visit: www.deerparkwater.com/rPET
About Nestlé Waters North America
Central to the leadership of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is its 35-year history and focus on producing bottled water products. The company’s dedication to product quality, manufacturing expertise, efficient production, employee development and environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has helped Nestlé Waters become the number one bottled water company in the U.S. To reach success, the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment, and respect for the community. To learn more, visit www.nestlewatersnorthamerica.com.
For my readers, I have several coupons to giveaway for a Deer Park spring water multipack ($6.10 value). I will choose a bunch of winners and send a coupon, or 2 or 3, for you to try the newly improved bottle.
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Disclosure: I was provided complimentary coupons to give to my readers, as well as donate a few to my son's school. The opinions and views expressed are my own.