Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 9 2016 - Page 26

Nestlé Waters UK agrees hydro power deal WRITTEN BY Nestlé PHOTOGRAPHY BY Nestlé always strive to make our products as sustainable as possible. "Bottled water is widely recognised as having the lowest environment footprint of all packaged beverages and this initiative brings us closer to zero environmental impact and sees bottled water production actually powered by water!” Jamie Needle, Development Manager at Derwent Hydroelectric Power, commented: “We are very pleased to have agreed to provide hydroelectric power to Nestlé Waters generated at our site in Belper on the river Derwent, and at The Nestlé Waters UK bottling plant in Today’s announcement is another Buxton is now generating 30% of the step forwards for Nestlé Waters electricity it uses from water itself. UK, whose factory in Buxton was three years. The site will be supporting its local built with sustainability in mind and "As a hydroelectric generator, is already one of Europe’s most sustainability is at the heart of our innovative and efficient bottling business model, which is why we Ltd., a local hydroelectricity supplier. facilities. are delighted to be partnering with The electricity generated at three Charlie Roberts, Buxton Factory Nestlé Waters to help their operations community by sourcing electricity from Derwent Hydroelectric Power two of our other sites, over the next become as environmentally of the facilities owned by the Manager, said: organisation, including the Belper “Buxton is already one of the most Mills site, will be purchased for use at state-of-the-art factories for bottling the Nestlé Waters factory in Buxton, water in Europe. We frequently making up approximately 30% of the produce more than 2 million bottles electricity used there and meaning in a day of natural mineral and spring renewable sources. consumers can now enjoy bottled water, giving people the chance to www.nestle.co.uk water, powered by water. choose a healthy beverage, and we 26 FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk sustainable as possible.” Earlier this month Nestlé announced that of its grid-supplied electricity in the UK and Ireland now comes from