SHELBURNE, Ont.—Ice River Springs, a Canadian-owned bottler, has opened a new multi-million dollar bottled water plant in Lachute, Que.
The plant is Ice River Springs’ 13th in North America, and will allow the company to increase its bottling capacity for its private label customers, as well as for Ice River Green, a brand made of 100 per cent recycled polyethylene terephthalat.
“We are thrilled to open a brand new facility in Lachute, it will enable us to provide high quality bottled water to our customers in Quebec and the Maritimes using shorter transportation routes helping us to further reduce our carbon footprint” Sandy Gott, executive vice-president of Ice River Springs, said.
“We are also very pleased to become a part of the local community and to create 21 jobs in Lachute” she added.
The company said the facility will employ state-of-the-art technologies and processes, including efficient manufacturing, plastic recycling, energy savings and environmental stewardship.
Ice River Springs said it is the only beverage company in North America to manufacture their own bottles in a closed loop recycling system.
“This pioneering operation takes in PET packaging from municipal recycling programs, sorts, purifies and then produces certified food-grade plastic ready for reuse in 100 per cent recycled water bottles,” the company said.
The company’s CEO, Jamie Gott said the new plant will further the company’s mission to develop products and processes that are better for people as well as the planet.