The material for our reusable water bottles and anew packaging are made from plant-based materials that are made using mainly renewable energy. The energy is created from the plants’ by-products (waste), making it nearly entirely energy self-sufficient. The production of materials follows a code of conduct which covers 5 pillars - reduction of burning-off, conserving biodiversity, good environmental practices, respect for human rights and life cycle assessment. These pillars are guaranteed by a third party auditing programme.
The production stage for our material shows that every tonne of our material produced, captures and stores upto 3 tonne of CO2 from the atmosphere. Which sounds too good to be true, but it is. Growing plants take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they use this CO2 for photosynthesis, producing sugars and more complex molecules. The carbon dioxide captured while the plant grows remains stored in our plastic material during its entire life cycle.
Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We believe that business and environmental responsibility go hand in hand, and that's why we're committed to reducing other businesses environmental impact by offering a plug and play circular packaging alternative for their products. By designing a sustainable packaging solution, we can work towards a future without fossil based, single-use plastics.
In addition, we are in the process of setting up return stations around the country, so if you no longer have use for your bottle or piece of anew packaging, simply scan the QR code on your bottle to find a collection point near you. The bottle and its cap will be made into another bottle, here in New Zealand - promoting a true circular life-cycle in response to the single-use problem.
We believe that small changes in our everyday habits can lead to meaningful changes in the environment. By choosing our Anew bottles or packaging, you can go about your day-to-day life, whilst reducing your environmental impact.
Small choices can lead to meaningful changes. Let’s make the world anew.
To find out more about our packaging materials and why we do what we do, check out our Anew FAQs.