We have converted from single use virgin plastic PET bottles to an Eco bottle that is 100% recyclable and made from recycled content - rPET.
We also have the ability to use biodegradable PLA (Polylactic acid) bottles, these are 100% biodegradable, oil free and can be composted into a product that can be used as a valuable soil supplement. Minimum order quantities may apply please contact us for details.
We all have a responsibility to ensure that we dispose of our packaging properly and recycle our bottles. In order for the life cycle of a plastic bottle to continue beyond single use consumers and local authorities need to ensure that these bottles are recycled correctly. By doing so we can secure the life cycle of the rPET Eco bottle.
We care about our planet
At Watermarket & Cheddar Water we are very conscious of the impact we have on the environment, to offset this we’ve installed several renewable energy systems and strategies such as;
50 Kilo Watt Solar Array to power our new state of the art production facility, helping to reduce our carbon footprint.
A photovoltaic system, or solar PV system, is a renewable energy generating system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. This process is used to harness the unlimited free energy of the sun to generate electricity for our offices and production facility. The 50Kw Solar Array has been supplied and installed by Environmental Energies. To further reduce our environmental impact we do not print and post any paper invoices or quotes, everything is processed electronically!
We have proudly installed a new 130 Kilo Watt Biomass boiler along with a 5000 litre hot water buffer tank to provide all our hot water and central heating requirements for our production facility and offices.
What is Biomass?
A renewable and sustainable source of energy, biomass originates from natural energy sources including timber, crops and plants which can be burnt to generate heat and power.
Biomass is generally regarded as carbon neutral. This is because when trees are burnt they release the same amount of CO2 as they consume.
Another step in the right direction for becoming Carbon Neutral. The HACKGUT 130Kw Boiler has been supplied and installed by Environmental Energies.
The water is drawn from certified Organic Land and no chemicals or fertilisers are used. The land from which our Natural Spring Water is sourced completed ORGANIC conversion to the highest standard on the 20th September 2007.
Charity Donations – Frank Water
FRANK Water saves lives through funding innovative and sustainable clean water projects in developing countries. Communities are provided with safe, clean water by employing ultra violet and reverse osmosis technology to filter water and remove diseases causing both chemical and biological contaminants.
We are an Offical Friend of Frank Water and support this amazing charity by donating £5 per order placed with us.
You can also make a difference right now by making an online donation.
Our bottles, caps and labels are all 100% recyclable. The bottles are made of rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate), caps are made from HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) and our labels are made of PP (Polypropylene). These materials are all recyclable.
How does PET plastic become a new product? It’s a four step process that begins with you!
- In order to give birth to a new product, used PET containers must first be properly disposed of by companies or individuals for recycling collection.
- The collected PET bottles are then sent to a sorting plant where objects are separated according to their materials. Recovered PET bottles are compacted into a bundle and are sent to a reclaimer – the factory that turns used bottles into PET flakes.
- The first thing the reclaimer has to do is de-bale the bundles and re-sort the material to make sure the final product will be as pure as possible. The de-baled bundles are then pre-washed and shredded into flakes. The flakes are again washed, dried, and then stocked and sold.
- The real recycling starts when the solid flakes, the raw material, are used to manufacture a new product. Recycled PET bottles can be turned into polyester fibers, which are used as a base for products such as fleece coats, clothing, pillows and carpets. PET can also be recycled back into new, single-serve PET bottles that are convenient, safe and recyclable.