Eldorado recently received B-Corp certification for our efforts in sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment.
In June 2010, Eldorado began converting all portable case products to use 100% recycled plastic in the bottles. Today our .5 liter, 24 oz, and 1 liter are all made from PCR. Eldorado is the first bottled water company in the United States to use 100% recycled plastic in its bottles.
While turning a used plastic bottle into a clean, reusable bottle requires energy and emits carbon, using 100% RPET versus virgin plastic significantly reduces both. Specifically, Eldorado will reduce the energy required to produce its RPET bottle by 77% and reduce its GHG Emissions (Carbon, Methane and Nitrous Oxide) by 58% according to NAPCOR (North American for PET Container Resources).
Eldorado's manufacturing facility in Louisville, Colorado obtains 50% of its energy needs from the rooftop 100-kilowatt solar electric system, which was installed in September, 2009.