Why Better Bottles?

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, non toxic and compostable. We also collect the bottles we sell, taking responsibility for our product post-sale and making sure it ends up in the correct facility, not the environment. We have been developing our plant-based cap as currently only plastic options are available. The way we see it, if we are using plastic, it should be made from naturally renewable materials and hold the ability to disappear after its useful life or repurposed into another useful item. 
Returning your bottles to us will ensure it does not end up in the landfill or our ocean. This power is in your hands.
Our bottles are available filled with some of the purest water in the world. We also offer a white label service to companies wanting to promote their own brand in a product which is lighter on the planet and is part of the solution, not the problem. 

100% pure New Zealand Spring Water. 

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. Protected from mountain to mouth, our water is not affected by any external elements until you open your bottle. Bottled at source in a state of the art facility.

START OF LIFE
Better bottles and labels are oil free and made from renewable resources instead of finite resources such as oil. Our Regenerative material range is a step in the right direction and we continuously look for ways to improve along the way. The Renewable materials are made from naturally occurring starch and fructose and live in specifically built end to end system. This creates the potential for a waste-free alternative to traditional plastic products.


Better bottles have a staggering 78% lesser carbon footprint compared to traditional plastic bottles in production. They produce less than half the GHG and when being produced and require 30% less energy. Although, our lids are currently made from plastic like any other standard beverage bottle. We look to repurpose these, keeping them out of the landfill and our environment. We have been working hard on a solution and we are very close to having a fully functioning compostable cap!

 

USE
Once you have purchased your Better Bottle, and finished the water inside, the fun is only just beginning. Making our bottles non-toxic not only ensures they are safe to drink from once, but allows them to be refilled and reused as many times as you like. This is the best form of 'recycling' you can do.

We now have over 100 refill locations throughout New Zealand.

 

END OF LIFE
We want to make sure our bottles make it to the appropriate facility and do not end up in our ocean or environment. To achieve this, we work closely with each of our retailers to provide convenient drop off locations for your used bottles. 

It is called Better Collection. 

We collect the bottles and get them to where they need to go. If the town or city we sell them in does not have the correct facility, we will transport them to the closest one that does. Our plastic caps are removed and purposefully recycled into new products. This happens domestically and they do not leave New Zealand.

Our bottles and labels are certified compostable. We have also recently had an independent compost test completed. The results can be viewed here

Each person who buys a Better Bottle or business that sells them are helping curve the tide of plastic waste, making it easy and rewarding for you to ensure your used bottle never becomes waste. 

We can also design custom closed loop systems for businesses and events.

Better Bottle Diagram

This is not plastic, as you know it. This is a bottle that is taken care for from end to end. Traditional single-use plastic bottles are used and thrown away, destined for landfill. We don't know where plastic, as we know it goes before it resides in our oceans of landfills. What separates us from other companies is that we are focused on eliminating waste rather than just selling products. We provide you with the option of returning the bottle to us. If your bottle is returned to us you can rest assured that it will be repurposed or composted, without exception. We aim to be better in everything that we do and this extends into developing new ways to make, use and return bottles, including re-purposing our current plastic caps while we finalise our groundbreaking compostable version. 

 

 All the water, without the waste