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Eldorado Natural Spring Water Celebrates 9 Years of 100% Recycled Water Bottles
(Louisville, Colorado - February 7, 2019)
As concerns over plastic water bottle waste rises, Eldorado Natural Spring Water company continues its commitment to being good environmental stewards. Rather than contributing to the 90.5% of plastic that never gets reused, Eldorado uses 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.
In 2018, a public spotlight was placed on the use of plastic straws and their eventual fate as ocean waste. In response to public concern, legislative action in California has sought to tackle this problem head on. Since then, another persistent environmental issue is back in the forefront of consumers’ minds: plastic waste from bottled water.
Although Americans rejoiced in the fact that bottled water finally replaced soda as a favorite beverage in 2018, concerns of its contribution towards disposable plastic waste rose. In December 2018, the Royal Statistical Society announced the International Statistic of the Year. Unfortunately, the winning statistic was a shocking one; 90.5% of plastic has never been recycled. Of that, about 38 billion water bottles contribute to this waste.
Sadly, as a result, government mandates and water bottle bans are surfacing as the solution to this problem. Fortunately, prominent bottled water companies are slowly starting to catch on. One of the nation’s largest bottled water companies recently announced that they are planning on using 25% recycled plastic by 2021. Others are following suit, claiming that they will make the shift to recycled material by 2025.
Eldorado Natural Spring Water, a locally owned company specializing in bulk water delivery in Colorado, is pleased to hear that its competitors are slowly starting to adopt this sound practice, while proudly reaffirming their long-held commitment to using only 100% recycled plastics for its products. As an example to others, Eldorado seeks to raise consumer confidence that water bottle companies can be sustainable and ecologically sound.
According to vice president and cofounder Jeremy Martin, “Following on the heels of our solar system installation, which powers our manufacturing facility, we continue to try to innovate to reduce our impact on the environment.” No stranger to innovation, and in a commitment to the environment, Eldorado Natural Spring Water has been utilizing a solar electric system since 2009 that covers 50% of its manufacturing facility’s energy needs. Additionally, they recycle 96% of the waste from their plant including paper, cardboard, and plastic. In 2010, Eldorado Natural Spring Water became the first U.S. bottled water company to use 100% recycled plastic water bottles.
Fortunately, consumers are becoming more educated and passionate about environmental issues. As a result, they are demanding more accountability from the companies they buy from. This alignment of industry values to customer values is sure to produce positive outcomes and cause the attrition of those companies less values-minded. For more information about Eldorado Natural Spring Water and its environmental efforts, please visit them at www.eldoradosprings.com/environmental-stewards.
Eldorado Natural Spring Water sponsors the ARISE festival in Loveland, CO. August 7–9, 2015
Come join in the festivities and have some of our natural spring water.