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How Does Plastic Packaging Affect the Environment

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 1, 2021 3:48:10 PM / by Eldorado Natural Spring Water

How Does Plastic Packaging Affect the Environment

There is much conversation and concern today—as there should be—about plastic packaging for products. Plastic packaging containers for everything from food to bottled water are safe for the contents they hold and an option that helps keep products affordable for consumers. Without plastic bottle packaging, bottles would be more expensive to make, and if alternatives to plastic packaging like glass or aluminum were used, a shipment of bottled water would be much heavier and consequently much more costly to transport.

So, properly used plastic water bottle packaging has many benefits to businesses and consumers alike. But the important question remains: “Is plastic packaging recyclable?”

Yes, High-Quality Plastic Bottle Beverage Packaging Is Recyclable

We agree that the question, “Is plastic packaging recyclable?” is one that everyone should be asking. Fortunately for people who are concerned about the environment, the answer is an unequivocal, “Yes!” Today’s plastic packaging technologies enable the production of plastic packagingproducts from polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PET is a plastic resin that is BPA-free, lightweight, durable and highly recyclable.

In fact, studies have shown that it is indefinitely recyclable with existing technologies including chemical recycling. While some materials can only be recycled a certain number of times, PET can continue to be used again and again.

Proud To Be Committed Environmental Stewards

At Eldorado Natural Spring Water, we’re proud to be committed and vigilant environmental stewards. We understand that our company is blessed to have pristine artesian springs near Eldorado Springs, Colorado, as the source of our water and that our customers expect us to protect that source and to produce products that protect the environment everywhere.

That’s why we continually assess the latest science on plastic packaging containers to ensure we’re doing the right things for the Earth and our customers. And, as noted above, the science is clear on the recyclability of PET water bottles. Still, we continually consider new plastic bottle packaging ideas, but we’re confident that our plastic bottle packaging design is optimized with environmental awareness in mind. We’re also sure that our plastic bottle packaging manufacturing produces containers our customers can rely on, and we can be proud of.

Joining Consumers and Communities in Protecting Our Planet

Plastic bottle packaging is highly recyclable and custom plastic bottle packaging continues to evolve to use less material, like the move to smaller top caps. But there is no question that caring for the environment takes a collaborative effort. Any type of food packaging or beverage bottle can be an environmental hazard if not disposed of properly. That includes glass and aluminum containers.

Imagine a mountain meadow or sandy beach littered with glass shards or crushed aluminum cans. Plastic water bottles are no different. Fortunately, most bottled water consumers are as conscientious about the disposition of their plastic water bottles as they are of containers made from other materials. And proactive communities continue to make it easier to recycle plastic water bottles, as well as other containers and plastic products in general.

Ultimately, the efforts of Eldorado Natural Spring Water customers, the cities where they live, and our company are making a positive impact on the environment by minimizing the impact on the environment! So, the next time you hear someone say, “Plastic water bottles are bad for the environment,” you’ll know that that statement isn’t true when thoughtful people like you put plastic water bottles back into our sustainable production processes by recycling them!

Topics: environment, Recycling