Henniez water bottles to use 75 per cent rPET

The entire plastics bottle range of Henniez mineral water now contains 75 per cent rPET. The Swiss brand, which has been using 30 per cent rPET since 2013, now wants to close the PET circular loop by moving to 100 per cent rPET.

“With 75 per cent recycled plastics in all our Henniez plastics bottles, we are clearly committed to this highly efficient circular economy,” said Alessandro Rigoni, general manager of Nestlé Waters Switzerland. “We are proud of our local recycling system PET Recycling Schweiz (PRS), one of the best in the world.”

PRS has been in place for 30 years in Switzerland and boasts a PET recycling rate of 82 per cent, without using a bottle deposit scheme.

The news comes weeks after Nestlé committed to invest up to CHF2 billion ($2.1bn) in the transition from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and committed to the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.

Last year, several mineral water brands owned by Nestlé announced similar moves. Belgian brand Valvert switched its plastics bottle portfolio to 100 per cent rPET, Vittel developed a bottle made entirely of recycled PET and British Buxton announced 100 per cent rPET for its complete range by the end of 2021.