ST-MATHIEU-D’HARRICANA, Que. — ESKA Natural Spring Water will convert its entire line of non-carbonated bottled-water products to 100-per-cent recycled plastic bottles by April 1, 2020. In partnership with Plastrec, a Quebec-based manufacturer of recycled plastic (rPET), this move underscores the company’s commitment in helping to support Canada’s circular economy.
As a natural spring water, the preservation and protection of the environment is a core value for ESKA. Using 100-per-cent recycled plastic provides new life for used plastic, eliminates the manufacturing of new, virgin plastic and highlights the importance of creating a closed-loop system of recycling and reuse. In fact, all of ESKA’s new rPET bottles are sourced from Quebec’s Blue Box and other municipal recycling systems and are themselves 100-per-cent recyclable.
“Our natural spring water is unique and our consumers love the fact it’s pure and untreated. We are committed to improving our packaging by using a 100-per-cent recycled plastic bottles,” says Michel McArthur, Chief Operating Officer, ESKA Inc. “Recycling has evolved over the years from giving packaging material a second life to a circular economy where the material gets reused continuously. We’re firm believers in a Quebec/Canadian circular economy so we can deliver our product with the smallest environmental footprint possible. We were looking for a local partner that can supply a very high-quality, clear, food-grade rPET. Plastrec is the ideal partner for us.”