Earth911 Podcast, Oct. 4, 2019: RightWater Goes Plastic-Free

RightWater, a mineral water distributor, is setting a new standard in sustainability. The company has abandoned all the plastic it used and replaced bottles with 100 percent recycled aluminum cans. Jono Wylie, head of sustainability at RightWater, joins Earth911 to talk about why RightWater made the decision to go earth-friendly.

Wylie explains why there are no half-measures when the Earth is in the balance. In addition to switching to aluminum, RightWater stopped using BPA — a plastic liner injected into aluminum cans to protect against metallic taste — and removed all non-compostable plastic from its production and distribution process.

Sourced from a California spring, RightWater is a “premium water” currently served in gyms and hotels. Consumers can order online and get cases of delicious water, with two reusable aluminum straws and a zero-carbon footprint. And the benefits extend to the 800 million people around the world who don’t have access to clean drinking water. RightWater contributions to DROP4DROP help provide sustainable water supplies to water-stressed communities and eliminate water-borne disease.

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