The new 100% recyclable container uses 65% less plastic than a pack of six plastic bottles and has 40% less carbon footprint than a crate of six glass bottles
Natural mineral water producer Spadel Group has launched a new large-format pack, Eco Pack, for its mineral water SPA Reine.
The new pack is 100% recyclable and has a smaller ecological footprint than plastic and glass bottles.
Easy to transport and store, the new container uses 65% less plastic than a pack of six plastic bottles and has 40% less carbon footprint than a crate of six returnable glass bottles.
According to the firm, the Eco Pack is a five-litre package that includes a cardboard box and a pouch with a tap.
The cardboard box can be easily recycled by removing the flexible plastic pouch and placing it in the blue bag with the other plastic, metal, and carton packaging.
The Eco Pack offers multiple benefits to the consumer like its format fits in any family fridge, and filling glass or bottle with SPA Reine water is easy due to the presence of a tap.
The Pack simplifies the process of providing water to their consumers or staff or usage at a picnic or on a sports field and maintains the quality of the water, Spadel said.
Spadel Group CEO Marc du Bois said: “Innovation is truly part of Spadel’s DNA. In a fast-changing environment, it is necessary to constantly adapt our products to consumer trends.
“Thanks to the 5-litre Eco Pack, we can continue to provide the purest and healthiest water to the very many consumers who love SPA Reine, while continuing our relentless efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
“Spadel is fully aware of the impact of packaging on the environment and wishes to play a leading role in reducing this impact.
“I am also pleased to see that the efforts made over recent years are bearing fruit. Despite a 21% increase in volume since 2010, our absolute carbon footprint has actually decreased by 15% over the same period.”
Spadel Group invested around €2.6m for a new production line at Spa Monopole to produce the Eco Pack.
The packaging was created in partnership with DS Smith Packaging and Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box.