Crystal Springs Bottled Water® is committed to protecting the environment. Did you know the bottled water industry accounts for less than 4/100 of 1% of all groundwater withdrawals in the United States?1 This is far less than the water used for agriculture, thermoelectric power, and for public water supplies (among others). Crystal Springs, as part of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), is dedicated to responsible stewardship of all natural resources. The association has been instrumental in encouraging states to develop comprehensive, science-based, groundwater management and sustainability practices and laws.
Crystal Springs has always been dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint. In 2005, bottled water bottles accounted for 1/3 of 1% of all waste produced in the United States. Our Home and Office delivery business can be considered one of the "original recyclers." Our 3- and 5-gallon bottles are re-useable. They are used, on average, between 50 and 75 times before they are then taken out of the production stream and recycled. This has been going on at Crystal Springs for over 20 years! We also recycle most of the other plastics we use in the production of our products. In addition to plastics we recycle virtually all of our cardboard. We are constantly looking for additional ways to reduce our waste.
Bio & Alternative Fuels
Crystal Springs is also in the process of investigating alternative fuels, including Bio-diesel, for our fleet of delivery vehicles. We hope that given the limited availability (currently) of Bio-diesel in our area that this can be accomplished sooner rather than later.
We also encourage our customers and partners to recycle as well. As of January 2008, as a condition of any product donation, Crystal Springs requires our partners to make arrangements for the recycling of all plastic bottles and any other recyclable material donated.
We’re committed to making the earth a better place and rely on the community and our partners to have personal accountability in keeping our planet beautiful.
Your comments, ideas, and suggestions are always welcome.
Jeffrey L. Vinyard
Crystal Springs Bottled Water
1 US Geological Survey