WaterBottled waterwater stewardshipSustainability With plastic bottles under fire, the bottled water industry is under intense scrutiny. So what can the future look like for the category? According to the International Bottled Water Association, bottled water has the smallest water and energy use footprint of any packaged beverage: It points out that other beverage industries have higher intensity processes such as flavor mixing, blending, carbonation, fermentation, distilling etc.
Along with changing its operations to lessen its impact, the company is helping a reforestation project in Fiji. By working with the Carbon Disclosure Project's CDP Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration, Fiji Water calculated the carbon footprint of its products for July June was 85, metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents a figure that includes other greenhouse gases like methane and nitrous oxide.
The company's carbon footprint comes from four main areas: The rest comes from transporting raw materials and equipment, trucking to port, refrigeration, disposal or recycling of waste, and sales and administration. Fiji Water estimates percent of its emissions come from supply chain operations, and it plans to cut down the impact from various stages and encourage suppliers to join the CDP.
ByFiji Water aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by reducing packaging by 20 percent and have renewable sources provide half the energy of bottling facility and company vehicles. So far it has reduced trucking miles by an average of 26 percent, cut fuel use by its trucks in Fiji in half and will be testing bottles made from recycled materials.
Along with cutting down on emissions, Fiji Water plans to become carbon neutral by offsetting percent of its emissions starting inalthough the company is using a forward crediting project that won't offset all of the emissions for a few decades.
The company is partnering with Conservation International on a reforestation project in the Yaqara Valley in Fiji.
It will take two to five years to complete planting, and then the group will maintain the land. The offsets realized after 30 years would be enough to make Fiji Water carbon negative in Thomas Mooney, senior vice president of sustainable growth for Fiji Water, said the company plans to expand the reforestation project as well as invest in renewable energy to address its carbon footprint beyond Fiji Water has set up a new website, FijiGreen.In , nearly 11 billion gallons of water were bottled in the United States, and billion gallons of bottled water were consumed globally.
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