Ice River Springs opens PET bottled water plant in Quebec
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Ice River Springs, a Canadian-owned bottler, has opened a new multi-million dollar bottled water plant in Lachute, Que.
The plant will be Ice River Springs’ 13th in North America, and is intended to provide increased capacity to support the production of bottled water for their private label customers and for Ice River Green, a brand made of 100 per cent recycled PET.
In a statement relating to the plant opening, the company described itself as the only beverage company in North America to self-manufacture their own bottles in a closed loop recycling system. “This pioneering operation takes in PET packaging from municipal recycling programs, sorts, purifies and then produces certified food-grade plastic ready for reuse in 100 per cent recycled water bottles,” it said.
“There is enough plastic in the world today, we just need to find ways to reuse it,” said Jamie Gott, CEO of Ice River Springs, “and this new plant will further our mission to develop products and processes that are better for people and better for the planet”
Founded in 1995, Ice Rivers Springs is said to be one of the largest water bottling manufacturers in North America with bottling plants located in Canada and the U.S.