The Original Collection of reusable water bottles, featuring Eastman Tritan Renew, is the first to achieve the Gold level set by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute
Water bottle maker Dopper has unveiled the first reusable bottle collection with gold certification from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
The latest Dopper Original collection has a classic bottle design with components that separate to form a drinking cup.
The Bisphenol A (BPA)-free cup features the Eastman Tritan Renew, which has 50% of certified recycled content.
Eastman, a speciality materials company, has designed the Tritan Renew with molecular recycling technology that breaks down hard-to-recycle plastic waste into fundamental building blocks for reuse in manufacturing.
The remaining part of the bottle, including the container and the cap, is made from biobased polypropylene.
According to Eastman, all the production operations related to the bottle are conducted in plants that use 100% renewable energy.
Cradle to Cradle Gold certification validates that every Dopper Original bottle intends to avoid waste with regard to the planet, meeting the toughest environmental standards and enabling a circular economy.
Dopper CEO Virginia Yanquilevich said: “With the new Dopper Original collection, we show the industry what’s already possible: a bottle collection with a zero-carbon footprint, made of 85% upcycled materials, produced in a factory that runs on 100% renewable energy and more.
“The Cradle to Cradle Gold certification shows the world that we can — and must — make sustainable choices in every part of the production process, hopefully inspiring others to follow.”
The Cradle to Cradle certifications are the most advanced, science-based standard for the development and production of products that generate a healthy, equitable, and sustainable tomorrow.
Eastman speciality plastics commercial director Glenn Goldman said: “It is exciting to see Dopper’s commitment to sustainability be realised with the Cradle to Cradle Gold certification for the Dopper Original bottle featuring Tritan Renew.
“Eastman is proud to be part of the solution to empower forward-looking brands like Dopper to make material changes now that lay the groundwork for a better future.”