Dana Point, CA, April 22, 2009. AQUAMANTRA Award Winning Premium Bottled Water launches the world’s first 100% biodegradable-recyclable Bottle in honor of Earth Day, 2009. The AQUAMANTRA ENSO™ Bottle is welcomed news to both retailers and consumers who have felt the pressure from environmental groups and consumers who are concerned about exploding landfills bulging with non-recyclable- compostable plastics.
AQUAMANTRA Founder and President, Alexandra Teklak, a spirited “Conscious Capitalist” has been on a comprehensive search since her company’s inception in 2006 to find a bottle that compliments her Gold Award winning LOHAS brand and meets the needs of conscious consumers and retail partners who want creative solutions for the environmental crisis. “AQUAMANTRA strongly believes that consumers are entitled to choices as to what water they want to drink, which should include easy opportunities to be earth-friendly. I didn’t want to find just any solution, I wanted to find a solution that worked for everyone,” said Teklak.
AQUAMANTRA consultants and advisors investigated many alternatives including a PLA (cornstarch) bottles and found that it wasn’t a viable solution for the public; not easy to dispose of and not necessarily the best solution to erasing carbon footprints. The reality is that water has to be packaged in a bottle that will not disintegrate on the store shelf in 1-2 years, and that is an issue with the PLA bottle. We investigated the “Oxydegradables”, but there were “big ifs” surrounding it such as an adequate amount of exposure to sunlight for degradation which is not likely in a landfill. Finally, after searching for the right company we found ENSO™, who was developing a form of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which could be recycled and biodegrades within 1-5 years, essentially a form of plastic that enables microbes to eat the bottle as dinner,” stated Teklak.
The AQUAMANTRA ENSO™ bottles do not leach plastic, are not PLA, are not oxo-degradable, and is a FDA approved “food grade” PET 1 bottle. These bottles maintain the same properties as traditional PET and can be intermingled with standard PET in recycling streams and programs. When the bottles end up in a microbial landfill, (80% of them are) the bottle will break down within 1-5 years into inert biomass and biogas through either an anaerobic (no oxygen, no light) or aerobic decomposition. ENSO™ bottles used by AQUAMANTRA are validated through third party ASTM (Associated Standards and Testing Materials) standard tests, an international standards organization. This is the bottle that consumers have been waiting for. “Now everyone can feel good about drinking bottled water again,” said Teklak.
About Aquamantra: AQUAMANTRA is the first water to offer consumers a premium hydrating beverage in a 100% biodegradable-recyclable bottle for an experience that enlivens, enriches and deepens the consumers’ relationship with themselves and the world around them. AQUAMANTRA’s rigorous testing practices and purification standards exceed those of most bottled and municipal waters, making it valuable for those who wish to maintain optimum health, specifically people who are challenged with immune difficulties. In 2007, the prestigious Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition awarded AQUAMANTRA with ‘The Best Tasting Bottled Water Gold Medal’ for it’s delicious and clean tenor. AQUAMANTRA invites you to visit us at www.aquamantra.com to learn more about our products, affirmations, quantum physics, our charities, the law of attraction and more.