Aluminium water brand stars at COP26
Re:Water – a new water brand bottled in 100% recycled aluminium, is currently the bottle of choice at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow.
As COP26 gets underway in Glasgow, bringing together world leaders, global corporations and parties invested in tackling climate change, organisers are practising what they preach by reducing plastic at the event, getting rid of plastic bottles and providing delegates with an aluminium solution from Re:Water.
The British spring water brand, which uses 100% recycled aluminium bottles that are also 100% recyclable, is providing a bespoke COP26 custom-label bottle. COP26 marks the second time Re:Water has been chosen by the government as the eco-friendly brand was appointed as the official water supplier for delegates at the G7 Summit in Cornwall in June.
Re:Water is also announcing today that it has signed up to the United Nations-backed global campaign Race to Zero, which aims to halve global emissions by 2030.
Bottled at source in Herefordshire with pure English spring water, Re:Water bottles are a sustainable and genuine solution to single-use plastic. As the bottle is made from 100% recycled aluminium, it uses 95% less energy to produce compared to new aluminium.
The Re:Water bottle can also be refilled, reused and recycled. Research has shown that by refilling and reusing the bottle just 2.5 times, users can offset the added carbon emissions needed to create a Re:Water bottle. Additionally, it is a one-piece material product, meaning it is easy to recycle at roadside recycling points.
The focus on plastic has been heightened once again following comments from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of COP26. In a BBC article, he said: “We’ve all got to cut down our use of plastic”, and recycling plastic materials “doesn’t work” and “is not the answer” to threats to global oceans and marine wildlife.
Re:water co-founder, Matt Crocker, said: “Reducing carbon emissions and battling climate change is high on the agenda at COP26, which is where it should be.
“Effecting consumer behaviour must be a priority for governments, making sustainable, ethical choices easy. It’s great to see COP26 leading by example, reducing plastic with a custom-label product from Re:Water, which is a sustainable, convenient and genuine alternative to plastic.”
Re:Water will be supplying 27,500 bottles of spring water for the 13-day event, which runs from 31 October to 12 November.