Micro-plastics are everywhere, including in the air, in clothes, in food and in water. Their presence is partly the result of plastic waste in the environment - one of the major sustainability challenges facing society.
We have been testing our products for the presence of micro-plastics since 2015, using state-of-the-art devices and techniques.
In 2018, we started using a more sophisticated, state-of-the art testing methodology that combines the use of an electronic microscope and micro Raman spectroscopy analysis.
So far, our testing has not detected micro-plastics in our plastic water bottles beyond trace level.
It is not possible at this stage to determine exactly where such traces originate, however we continue to work on this.
We have been sharing our expertise and we are collaborating with the scientific community to advance understanding on the topic.