Nestlé Waters UK is to invest over £35m in a new state of the art bottling and warehousing facility in Buxton (UK), which will produce the lightest weight bottled water bottles produced in the UK, the company said.
The factory will open in Spring 2012 and will make lightweight bottles of Buxton Natural Mineral Water and Nestlé Pure Life, using an average of 25% less PET plastic across all still formats.
The new lightweight bottles will launch across Buxton Natural Mineral Water (25cl, 50cl, 75cl and 1litre) and Nestlé Pure Life (33cl and 50cl) formats. The new environmental credentials of Buxton Natural Mineral Water and Nestlé Pure Life bottles will be flashed on the refreshed packaging to highlight the changes to consumers.
The lighter bottles have a shorter neck and a sturdy, ergonomical shape that requires less plastic and fits comfortably in the hand. The bottles, made with reduced PET plastic, remain fully recyclable.
The new factory will be one of Europe’s most innovative and efficient bottling facilities and is the culmination of many years of research and development. For the first time it will combine the bottling facility with warehousing capability with the new lines allowing Nestlé Waters UK to significantly reduce its total packaging and energy usage.
Paolo Sangiorgi, Nestlé Waters UK country manager, said: “We are delighted to be unveiling the lightest weight water bottles produced in the UK. This significant investment clearly demonstrates our commitment to our market leading portfolio of bottled water and to ensuring the category remains relevant and exciting for our customers and consumers.”
Nestlé Waters UK continues its bottle innovation with the launch of a new sports cap that includes a tamper evident seal that stays within the lid when opened. The new sports cap will be available on the Buxton Natural Mineral Water 25cl, 75cl and 1litre formats and the Nestlé Pure Life 33cl formats