Entire blogs are dedicated to how bad bottled water is for the environment. And we’ve written our fair share about it including: Healthy Water Bottles, Stainless Steel Water Bottles, Glass Water Bottles, Shades of Green: Bottled Water, and 8 Ways to Save Water While Traveling for Blog Action Day.
But, the reality is that sometimes bottled water is the only option.
Thankfully, there are great new innovations in bottles – including biodegradable water bottles. Redleaf, Canada’s ultra-premium water, (now available in the United States), has introduced a more earth friendly water bottle – the Bio Bottle.
Here are some of its qualities:
- Biodegrades in an average of 15 years (the average PET bottles take 500-1000 years)
- Bio Bottles can be recycled with traditional PET bottles
- Bio Bottles don’t degrade on the shelf (in case you were worried)
The Plant Bottle is fully recyclable, has a lower reliance on a non-renewable resource, and reduces carbon emissions when compared with petroleum-based PET plastic bottles. The Plant Bottle is made from a blend of petroleum-based materials and up to 30 percent plant-based materials. However, by bringing the biodegradable additive to the PET bottle industry, BIO BOTTLES will biodegrade in any microbial condition. The key ingredient is the additive which marks the difference between a plant bottle and a BIO BOTTLE because the Plant bottle is IN NO WAY biodegradable.
Here’s a full set of FAQs about the Bio Bottle.
One of the most interesting and admirable qualities about redleaf’s process their 1:1 water ration:
Redleaf has a 1:1 bottling ratio to ensure no water is wasted; surpassing the bottled water industry average of 6:1 (six liters of water wasted for every 1 liter produced.) This unique patented production method balances the environment with healthy hydration and ensures the longevity of the source; utilizing only what is required for bottled, nothing more.
Redleaf sent us a bottle for review and the water is great, the bottle is sturdy, and overall it seems like the best choice for bottled water when you can’t drink from the tap. Hopefully U.S. companies will follow the Canadians’ lead.