Packaging company ALPLA collaborated with German mineral water company TÖNISSTEINER Sprudel to create a reusable PET bottle made of recycled material.
The 1-liter mineral water bottle is already available at retail outlets, a press release noted. It was in development for about a year and is made entirely of post-consumer recycled material, except the closure and label.
Hermann-Josef Hoppe, TÖNISSTEINER managing director, said the bottle “has been perfectly tailored to our sorting, bottling and transport processes” and fits in the brand’s existing 12-bottle crates for distribution and collection.
According to the press release, laser markings on the bottle indicate the number of refill cycles a bottle has been through, and after it reaches the end of its lifespan, it is recycled by ALPLA.
“TÖNISSTEINER and ALPLA are therefore establishing an optimum bottle-to-bottle loop and are guaranteeing that they have their own pool of high-quality reusable RPET bottles,” the press release noted.