Delivering superior quality water would be impossible without bottling. The bottle is the last link in a closed, hermetically sealed chain that preserves water from any external influence from source to consumption.
The bottle acts as a barrier, guaranteeing the water is protected and untouched until it reaches the consumer’s hands. Once bottled and sealed, the water is perfectly stable and preserved, provided it is stored in a place protected from too much light and from extreme temperatures.
Our guarantee of consistency generally runs for a two-year period for most of our bottles of plain still water, as indicated by the shelf-life date on each bottle.
Recyclable plastic is our primary packaging material.
Nestlé Waters uses three types of plastic :
- packaging to bottle its products: PET (polyethylene terephtalate) in our smaller formats; HDPE
- High-density polyethylene in some of our larger formats;
- PC (polycarbonate) for some of our Home and Office activities.
All these materials fully comply with stringent international and national regulations on safety for food packaging.
The share of glass containers now accounts for 3% of our 2010 production. Our use of other primary packaging such as aluminum cans is very marginal.
Bottled water labels and informations
In addition to being a safe container, the bottle carries important information for consumers.
The labels, for example, provide information about the water’s characteristics to the consumer.
Nestlé Waters believes that consumers have a right to know both the source and composition of purchased water.
We believe it is a brand advantage to make such information easily available to consumers as it helps build confidence in our product.
Contact details on the label also allow consumers to speak to Consumer Care Centre operators and request further information.
Codes located on each bottle allow us to trace products, plant locations, the bottling line and the time of production for quality control requirements.
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