Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 8 2016 - Page 24

Nestlé Waters UK Agrees Hydro Power Deal The Nestlé Waters UK bottling plant in Buxton is now generating 30% of the electricity it uses from water itself. The site will be supporting its local community by sourcing electricity from Derwent Hydroelectric Power Ltd. a local hydroelectricity supplier. The electricity generated at three UK, whose factory in Buxton was significantly decrease its total energy of the facilities owned by the built with sustainability in mind and output. organisation, including the Belper is already one of Europe’s most The factory, which bottles Buxton Mills site, will be purchased for use at innovative and efficient bottling Natural Mineral Water and Nestlé the Nestlé Waters factory in Buxton, facilities. Pure Life spring water, has since been making up approximately 30% of the When opened in 2013, the new independently accredited as zero electricity used there and meaning production lines at the factory waste to landfill. These achievements consumers can now enjoy bottled enabled Nestlé Waters to reduce the complement existing practises in water, powered by water. amount of plastic used in packaging waste reduction and the sustainable Today’s announcement is another by an average of 25% across the water management of its water step forwards for Nestlé Waters range, improve water efficiency and sources. NOTE WRITTEN BY Nestlé PHOTOGRAPHY BY Nestlé 24 FDPP -