To reduce the global volume of plastic waste, Volvic is working on a packaging strategy based on continuously increasing the proportion of recycled plastic in our bottles in order to introduce as little new plastic as possible into the environment. This has led to our commitment to produce all Volvic plain water products from 100% recycled plastic in the UK and worldwide by the end of 2025. All Volvic bottles continue to be 100% recyclable.

What is recycled PET and recycled plastic?

Recycled PET is a type of recycled plastic. Which is plastic that has already been used for packaging and has been prepared for re-use through a reycling and reprocessing process.

Are our Volvic bottles biodegradable?

No, our Volvic bottles are not biodegradable. However, our bottles are 100% recyclable. Thanks for popping your empty bottles into the recycling bin so they can be used again to produce new bottles.

Does the use of recycled PET or plant-based PET affect the quality of natural mineral water? How do we ensure the quality?

As a food company, our main task is to ensure the safety and quality of our products. The plant-based PET and recycled PET that we use has the same high quality as the new or 'virgin'  PET. The quality of our natural mineral water is ensured by over 300 quality controls from the water source to the shelf.

Does the bottle colour or the feel of the bottle change?

Both the quality and the feel of our bottles remain high quality. There may be a slight difference in colour but this does not affect the quality  of the bottle. The plant-based PET and recycled PET that we use has the same high quality as the new or 'virgin' PET . The quality of our natural mineral water is ensured by over 300 quality controls from the water source to the shelf.

Will we use more recycled plastic to improve Volvic's carbon footprint?

We calculated the carbon footprint for recycled plastic internally. These calculations show a better carbon footprint for recycled plastic over virgin plastic. Importantly, with the use of recycled plastic, we are re-using materials that are already in the market and avoiding creating new plastic therefore reducing our use of finite resources.