Danone-owned water brand Evian has launched a new bottle with an engraved logo, as the brand looks at ways to reduce its use of virgin plastic.
The bottle, which has been almost two years in the making, is a first of its kind for the brand; created from 100% recycled plastic, without the need for any label.
The new design will be available as a 400ml bottle and features an ‘Evian pink’ bottle cap; both firsts within the Evian product range. It will be distributed across select hotels, restaurants and hospitality in France from early July, and in additional countries from September 2020.
The new bottle is a 'key milestone' towards becoming a ‘fully circular’ brand by 2025, Evian said.
The news follows on from the announcement earlier in the year that Evian has received global certification for becoming carbon neutral.
Shweta Harit, Evian global brand VP, said: “Today’s announcement positions Evian as a pioneer in sustainable design solutions, with the bottle made from 100% recycled materials* and label-free, acting as tangible proof of our commitment to becoming a fully circular brand by 2025. It’s now more important than ever for us to bring consumers our natural mineral water in the more sustainable way as we owe everything to nature.
“Breaking through the white noise with action is at the core of all that we do at Evian, which is why today’s launch is a key advance in innovation for us. The bottle’s premium design speaks to history’s most environmentally conscious generation. Stripped down to its truest form, the bottle is as pure as the water within it.”
Emmanuelle Giraudon, Engineer in Research and Innovation at Danone, Emmanuelle Giraudon, Engineer in Research and Innovation at Danone, added: “This new innovation is so exciting as it is not just any bottle; it is recyclable, made from 100% recycled plastic, and label-free all in one that has been specifically designed to minimize environmental impact.
“Thanks to the engraving, we can preserve the natural beauty of the bottle and be closer to the water’s purity. We wanted to keep the “Evian touch” when designing the bottle, and we created a new pink cap especially for this bottle. Our revolution makes old plastic the ultimate new innovation."