Oct 18, 2019

FIJI Water Commits to Switching Over to Recycled Water Bottles by 2025

FIJI Water announced its latest sustainable initiative to make bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025.

FIJI Water switching over to recycled water bottles by 2025

FIJI Water has announced it is in the process of making all of its bottles from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) by 2025. 

In a press release, the company detailed its plans to make all plastic bottles from 100% rPET by 2025, with 20% rPET in bottles next year. FIJI Water will also introduce a new 2.5 gal packaging option for the refrigerator or counter and a 5 gal option, utilizing up to 76% less plastic. The company aims to improve current bottles and packaging to further reduce the amount of plastic used across the entire line.

“The transition to 100% rPET is the cornerstone of our comprehensive approach to sustainability,” said Elizabeth Stephenson, president of FIJI Water. “Environmental sustainability and the preservation of nature is critical to our well-being on this planet. As one of the world’s leading source waters, we believe the best things come from nature and are dedicated to taking steps to protect the environment today and for generations to come. Recycled plastics are one way to ensure that we are participating in the circular economy, encouraging recycling and reuse.”

This announcement is one of many FIJI Water sustainability initiatives

In partnership with Conservation International, FIJI Water conserved more than 40,000 acres in one of Fiji’s largest remaining unprotected indigenous rainforests, the Sovi Basin. Overall, the company has invested more than $25 million FJD in social and environmental philanthropy in the island nation. 

Stewart and Lynda Resnick, the owners of FIJI Water’s parent company, the Wonderful Company, pledged $750 million to Caltech to fight climate change, reported CNBC

This is the largest commitment for environmental sustainability research and the second-largest to a U.S. academic institution in history, according to the press release. Some of the research will focus on decomposable plastics, as well as water, energy, food and waste.

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