Pioneering social enterprise and ethical water company, Belu, will become the first water company in the UK to make 100% of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

The 100% recycled material generates 75% less carbon emissions than aluminium and is easily recycled.

“We have come to the conclusion that where the single use can’t be removed, the answer to our anti-plastics challenge, is in fact, plastic,” Karen Lynch, Belu CEO said. “Our message is to first use less, but when you buy bottles, buy better.

“Using 100% recycled plastic is the lowest carbon footprint option that can be part of a circular economy.

“Belu is a social enterprise that gives 100% of profits to charity WaterAid, and our driver is to do the right thing.

“If you must use a single-use bottle, the kindest thing you can do for the planet is to choose a bottle made from 100% recycled plastic, and not a can or carton.”

Belu is a social enterprise that provides hotels, restaurants and catering providers with natural British mineral water, filtration systems and refillable bottles with the lowest carbon footprint possible.

Belu becomes first UK water company to make all plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles
Photo: Belu / Water Aid, Madagascar tap

The Belu Filter Initiative has played a key role in the growth of the ethical water company, who gave £1million in profits to WaterAid in 2018. They have given a total of £4million to the charity so far, helping more than 270,000 people access clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

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