Fiji Water has announced its plan to make all plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) by 2025, with 20% rPET in bottles next year.
The owners of Fiji Water’s parent company, Stewart and Lynda Resnick, announced in September 2019 a $750 million pledge to Caltech to fight climate change. The commitment is the largest ever for environmental sustainability research and the second largest to a US academic institution in history. A portion of the research will focus on decomposable plastics, along with tackling issues of water, energy, food, and waste.
As an alternative to single-use bottles, Fiji Water will introduce a new 2.5-gallon packaging option for the refrigerator or counter and a 5-gallon option designed to fit in a standard hot and cold water dispenser. Both options will utilize up to 76% less plastic.
Ongoing improvements in the current bottles and packaging will be implemented with the specific aim to further reduce the amount of plastic used across the entire line.Earlier this year the company announced its commitment to use 100% renewable electricity in the US by 2025. And, together with industry partners and leading universities, The Wonderful Company, Fiji Water’s parent company, invests millions of dollars in research, technology, and talent to increase crop yields and improve quality with environmentally sound methods to cultivate, propagate, and harvest crops.