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ESKA water to use bottles from recycled Quebec plastic


ST-MATHIEU-D’HARRICANA, Quebec – ESKA Natural Spring Water will convert its entire line of non-carbonated, bottled water products to 100 percent recycled plastic bottles by April 1, 2020 in partnership with Plastrec, a Quebec-based manufacturer of recycled plastic (rPET).

All of ESKA’s new rPET bottles are sourced from Quebec’s Blue Box and other municipal recycling system and are themselves 100 percent recyclable.

“We are commited to improving our packaging by using a 100 percent recycled plastic bottle” said Michel McArthur, COO, ESKA Inc. 

“Recycling has evolved over the years from giving packaging material a second life to a circular economy where the material gets reused continuously. We are firm believers in a Quebec/Canadian circular economy so we can deliver our product with the smallest environmental footprint possible. We were looking for a local partner that can supply a very high quality, clear food grade rPET. Plastrec is the ideal partner for us. ”

Founded in 1992, Plastrec is a leading North American manufacturer that has pioneered the development of food grand recycled PET from post-consumer containers. Plastrec’s state of the art process provides superior quality recycled PET across all product applications.