Bottled Water Packaging

Packaging plays a crucial role in protecting our food and avoiding unnecessary waste of foodstuffs. Moreover, it helps protect the original purity and unique specificities of natural mineral waters, ensuring they remain pure and microbiologically safe.

In the case of natural mineral water and spring water, which are not, and need not, be disinfected packaging thus plays a vital role in ensuring we can bring the purity of the source to your shopping cart without interference of the integrity of the product.

All packaging material for bottled water must comply with EU and national legislation, including regulations related to food contact materials.

Recyclable Packaging

All drink containers used by the bottled water industry are recyclable, be it PET (polyethylene terephthalate), glass or aluminium. These materials are all safe and abide by strict food contact regulations.

Packaging Lightweighting

The bottled water industry has made great strides to streamline both its primary packaging (bottles, caps and labels) and secondary packaging (film, pallets and crates).

The weight of PET water bottles has been significantly reduced over the last few decades. A 1.5 litre PET bottle is now about 37% lighter than it was twenty years ago. Glass bottles are 30% lighter today than 20 years ago. By producing lighter bottles, mineral water producers use fewer raw materials and are more energy and resource efficient in the process.


Innovative design and new packaging solutions have also contributed to improvements in packaging and weight reduction. Some producers are also looking for alternative materials in the production of their new bottles. PET nonetheless remains one of the most durable, lightweight and resistant packaging currently available, not to mention that it is recyclable.

by PEAK Sourcing