The environmental advantage of closed-loop recycling
Our bottle-to-bottle recycling innovation is the first of its kind in North America. Closed-loop recycling keeps plastic from going to landfill plus there are substantial environmental advantages. The production of PET plastic bottles when compared to bottles made of new plastic use less energy and produce less greenhouse gas emissions.
The differences in values vary with the location of our plants and the source of energy. The values for the environmental advantage in Canada are shown below. To see the USA values please click here.
Closed-loop recycling process
How does production of Ice River Springs recycled bottles’ environmental impact compare with other beverage companies that use new plastic?
Together we kept thousands of tons of plastic out of landfills in 2016 that we used to make recycled plastic bottles
Ice River Spring packaging requires 78% less energy & emissions than the average for packaged beverages*
The energy savings from one 24 pack of Ice River Springs recycled bottles would power an LED bulb for 17 days*
The same pack of 24 recycled bottles also saves the greenhouse gas emissions equal to a car driven 1 kilometre*
*Energy savings shown are for Canada and calculated by an independent third party study done in 2017. US values here.