Middle Eastern bottled water brand Al Ain is aiming to put an end to plastic pollution with a new packaging solution that is 100% plant-based. The brand's bottles are designed to be fully biodegradable and are compostable after use, meaning no unwanted waste will be left behind.
With bottled water production resulting in a multitude of plastic pollution and long-term harm to the planet, water brands are taking action with carbon neutral pledges and new packaging that is designed with sustainability in mind.
Al Ain's packaging is made from corn sugars while its bottle caps are made from fermented sugar cane. Each bottle will also have a shelf-life of 80 days, a much shorter span than traditional plastic bottles. In addition to opening a new packaging processing center to bring its new packaging to life, Al Ain is aiming to replace 5% of its regular bottles with a new biodegradable alternative by 2021.
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