Mountain Falls Mineral Water

What is Pet?

Of any alternative packaging solution, PET (a recyclable plastic) has the lowest carbon footprint and produces the least CO2 and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. It’s a safe, hygienic material which protects and preserves the water within. 

PET is easily recyclable – even more so that glass – meaning your bottle will come back to life as a whole new bottle when you no longer have a need for it.

A partnership between Mountain Falls and Recycle 1st, it's a sustainable plan to create a ZeroPet footprint. As such, we are committed to eradicating our impact on the environment through self-imposed recycling targets. Our aim is to collect 2,5 million plastic bottles per year by removing 2 plastic bottles for every one we sell which equates to 50 tons of PET per year.

Why we support PET?

PET is recognised globally as a safe packaging material for a wide variety of food products. It is safe, shatterproof, reusable and 100% recyclable back into PET products including bottles.

In our view, it makes sense from both an environmental and economic perspective to capture the raw material and energy contained in a plastic bottle and re-use it, instead of consigning it to landfill sites.

Manufacturers often opt for PET due to its strength, thermostability & transparency. It’s 10 times lighter than glass which means we’re not only reducing transport costs, but we’re also decreasing carbon emissions by 40% through transportation, less packaging and fewer trucks. PET packaging also saves packaging mass, energy and greenhouse gas carbon emissions. Without PET, we would use up to 3 times more resources.

Retailers also prefer PET bottles, as they’re light and shatterproof, which facilitates shelf stacking, ensures safety, product integrity and less breakage.

Consumers find PET bottles portable, lightweight and reusable for efficient on-the-go-hydration. It is also 100% safe and 100% recyclable.

Environmentally, PET is the most recycled packaging polymer on the shelves. The weight of PET packaging has reduced by more than 30% over the past 10 years, and when asked why we promote our unique plastic bottles, the answer is simple: they’re refillable, reusable and we recycle 2 bottles for every one that we sell.

In our view, it makes sense from both an environmental and economic perspective to capture the raw material and energy contained in a plastic bottle and re-use it, instead of consigning it to landfill sites.

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Manufacturers opt for PET due to its strength, thermostability & transparency. Its 10 times lighter than glass. This equates to reducing costs and decreased carbon emissions by 40% via transportation, less packaging and fewer trucks. PET packaging saves packaging mass, energy and greenhouse gas carbon emissions. Without PET, we would use 2 to 3 times more resources.

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Retailers also prefer PET bottles, as they’re light and shatterproof, which facilitates shelf stacking, ensures safety, product integrity and less breakage.

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Consumers find PET bottles portable, lightweight and reusable for efficient on-the-go-hydration. It is also 100% safe and 100% recyclable.

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Environmentally, PET is the most recycled packaging polymer on the shelves. The weight of PET packaging has reduced by more than 30% over the past 10 years, and when asked why we promote our unique plastic bottles, the answer is simple: they’re refillable, reusable and we recycle 2 bottles for every one that we sell.