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PET collection and recycling rates in Europe significantly increased in 2016

Out of 3,147,000 tonnes of PET bottles and containers placed in the European market in 2016, a remarkable number of 59.8% - in total 1,880,900 tonnes - were collected and of those, 1,773,200 tonnes mechanically recycled.[more]

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National Health Guidelines give prominence to adequate water intake

In addition to the scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) which recommends a daily water intake of 1.6 litres for women or 2.0 litres for men (assuming that food contributes on average 20% of...[more]

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EFBW supports PRE's call for approval of recycling processes in food contact applications

Brussels, 4th October 2017. Today, Plastic Recyclers Europe (PRE) issued a press release, urging the European Commission to authorize recycling processes in food contact applications positively evaluated by the European Food...[more]

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We are the Guardians of Natural Water


Water is life. And life is precious. Like all precious things, it is our responsibility to carefully protect them.

 Little do we know about the people who are responsible to protect and ensure that natural water will be provided safely to the consumers. Have you heard of the guardians of natural water? Why they are so important for the quality of natural water, the environment and surrounding communities?

 All those people dedicating their lives to ensure that the highest quality of natural water is provided from the source to the consumers are our guardians. Since many generations, with great love and passion, they safeguard the sources and the environment. They work in close collaboration with local communities, public authorities and farmers to ensure that the landscape around the source remains free of pollutants, which in turn secures the protection of biodiversity and natural habitats. Their lives and activities are inevitably linked to the preservation of the sources and the areas they are located in.

 Natural water and its sources are vital to the ecosystem, the flora and the fauna. It is a unique heritage that we must protect and pass on to future generations. By protecting the springs and the areas of land surrounding underground water, the quality of natural water is guaranteed, thereby providing a unique good to human health. Guardians of natural water play a vital role in this effort.

 Natural water producers package in glass, PET and aluminum, all of them being 100% recyclable. They consider the recyclable packaging as raw material and are thus, committed to a strong circular economy. Natural water producers play a leading role in promoting collection and recycling, optimizing the packaging, and minimizing energy and water consumption in their operations. They use high environmental standards to preserve biodiversity and, they are champions in sustainable management.

 Guardians of natural water help each community to grow to its fullest potential and take pride in their regional heritage. They play a vital role in enriching local communities by working in partnerships with different stakeholders like farmers, residents and public authorities. In that way they help boost social and economic regional development.

 Our guardians have many stories to tell. Come visit:


by PEAK Sourcing