A Hawke’s Bay drinks company has become the first in New Zealand to scrap plastic water bottles in favour of recyclable cans to hold still water products.
Whakatu-based Parkers Beverage Company, which manufactures and distributes brands such as Parkers water, Ō Pure Artesian Water, Deco City Beer, DeVine Wine and 1835 Coffee, announced it had ceased using plastic – totally.
Parkers managing director Doug Speedy said the company made the move to implement a “complex” approach to canning still water for a few reasons.
“Parkers feels they would struggle long term competing against the huge multinational plastic bottle producers based in New Zealand. It is a commodity business where the lowest cost of production wins.
Photo: Parkers new canned water drinks taking over from plastic bottles.
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Posted: 2 December 2018