Why Better Bottles?

water without waste.  

We offer bottled water cared for from end to end with the idea of nothing ever becoming "waste". Our Better Bottle and label are made from plants and have the ability to be composted. We also offer collection for the bottles we sell, taking responsibility for our product post-sale by allowing our customers to return used bottles to our stockists nationwide, we then ensure that every returned bottle ends up in the correct facility, not the environment.

We have been developing our plant-based cap as currently, only plastic options are available to us. The way we see it, if we are using plastic, it should be made from renewable material and hold the ability to disappear after its useful life or be repurposed into another useful item. 

Returning your bottle to us will ensure it does not end up in the landfill or our ocean. This power is in your hands.

100% pure New Zealand Spring Water. 

Our bottles are available filled with some of the purest water in the world. Pure, flowing water spends at least 80 years underground picking up healthy minerals along the way. Arriving at Blue Springs, Putaruru before finding its way into your bottle. 

Better Materials.

Better bottles and labels are made from renewable resources instead of finite resources such as oil.
    • Bottle and label made from naturally occurring vegetable starch that is turned into polylactic acid
    • 78% lesser carbon footprint in production compared to traditional plastic bottles
    • Reusable, not single-use
    • Lids are currently recyclable, our new compostable lid is in development and will be available soon
    • Bottles and labels are made from certified materials 
    • Commercially compostable at the end of their useful life. See the results of our compost test run by a 3rd party sustainability consultancy here 

Better Reuse.

Better bottles are made to be reused and we encourage you to refill them as many times as you can. This is the best form of 'recycling' you can do.

You can find 200 free refill locations throughout New Zealand on our refill map, so you can avoid reaching for a new single-use drink bottle when you're out and about. 

Better Collection.

We take responsibility for everything we produce to make sure our bottles make it to the appropriate facility and never end up in our ocean or environment. To achieve this, we work closely with our retailers to provide convenient drop off locations for your used bottles. It is called Better Collection and you can find drop-off points on our map here.  You can give bottles back to our stockists in three ways: 

1. Drop into a Better Collection Crate 
2. Drop into a Better Collection Box
3. Hand over the counter to a staff member

Collected bottles are then either repurposed by us (before ultimately being composted) or composted right away in one of our own composting facilities.