Delivering on their corporate mission and promise to create a deliver environmentally friendly bottles and packaging, Chlorophyll Water has announced that they have achieved a major step in their commitment to limit and ultimately cease their contribution to the world’s plastic epidemic.
According to the press release, “Chlorophyll Water has integrated a proprietary organic additive into the bottle mold of their 100% recyclable, BPA-free and non-toxic 20 fluid ounce bottle that accelerates the natural biodegradation of their bottle in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters. This process allow Chlorophyll Water’s bottle to be 100% recyclable, BPA-free, non-toxic, and now, landfill biodegradable.”
Many products on the market claim to be biodegradable, but are in fact only compostable and are unable to degrade in a landfill environment, or break down into smaller pieces. Other beverage packaging such as paper or card options typically have a polymer coating that can be challenging to recycle.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the varying rates of biodegradation in landfills. The actual rate of biodegradation will depend on environmental conditions and the biological activity of microorganisms surrounding the Chlorophyll Water bottle. Third party testing and studies show that in 390 days, 30% of the biodegradation will occur, and in up to 6.82 years, 100% biodegradation will occur, and will have converted the bottle into clean renewable energy. In comparison, it takes other water bottles 450-1000 years to decompose, while also leaking pollutants into the soil and water.
Chlorophyll Water is a proud GBB Member. Their waters can be purchased at ChlorophyllWater.com and on Amazon.com, along with select health and wellness retailers, organic markets, and yoga studios around New York, including Brooklyn and Manhattan.