Nestlé Waters announces that it is investing more than £35 million (approximately US$54 million) in a new factory in

Buxton, Derbyshire, UK.

Said to be one of Europe’s most innovative and efficient bottling facilities when it opens in spring 2012, the new factory will, for the first time, combine the Nestlé Waters UK bottling facility with a warehousing capability. The new bottling lines will significantly reduce the site’s total energy output, as well as producing the lightest weight bottled water bottles made in the UK. According to Nestlé Waters, the innovative new bottle design will use an average of 25% less PET plastic than the current design, and will be used across the range of Buxton Natural Mineral Water and Nestlé Pure Life up to and including 1L still bottles.

“The innovative design of the site will enable us to reduce our energy and water consumption significantly, making our business sustainable for the long term,” said Paolo Sangiorgi, Managing Director Nestlé Waters UK. “As part of our site’s development we will also continue to work closely with the local community on projects such as our on-the-go recycling program and our Project WET schools initiative which educates teachers and children on the vital role water plays in our lives.”

According to Nestlé Waters, the new site will enable the company to continue to decrease the amount of water used in its manufacturing. In addition, by the end of 2012 the site aims to be certified zero waste to landfill.

And as part of the factory’s development Nestlé Waters is working to achieve an “excellent” rating within the BREEAM environmental certification scheme, which assesses the innovative solutions used to minimize the environmental impact of the building, the operation’s running costs and the site’s transport infrastructure and ecology.

On the new site in Buxton, classic Derbyshire dry stone walls will feature strongly within the design and will be used to reinstate field patterns and define site boundaries. A sustainable drainage system will also manage the water that runs off from the new site. Options for utilizing the heat generated by the bottling lines to heat the warehouse and office areas are also being considered, remarks Nestlé Waters.


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