Green CommitmentClean, Sustainable, and Environmentally Friendly
Recycling 5 Gallon Bottles Since 1988
At Tyler Mountain Water we have provided environmentally friendly packaging for years. Our 3 and 5 Gallon returnable bottles are sanitized and reused up to 50 times in their lives. When its time to retire them, 99% are crushed, baled and sent to a recycling center for grinding. The byproduct is resin that is molded into new items like car parts, toys, appliances and more. This is simply the most effective use of plastic in the beverage industry because we at Tyler Mountain handle the recycling of our retired returnable containers.
Additional Steps We’re Taking Towards A Cleaner Tomorrow
- Our returnable 3 & 5 gallon bottles are one of the most environmentally friendly packages available. Each bottle can be reused up to 50 times before being recycled. This saves nearly 2,000 plastic bottles from being dumped into a landfill or our oceans.
- We use a computerized hand held computer system that eliminates 3 part delivery tickets. The printed delivery receipt is the invoice.
- We email invoices to customers to again reduce paper and postage cost, and this eliminates the need for a mailed invoice.
- We have a battery and ballast recycling system through waste management.
- Our fleet of trucks is modern, clean, and meets the highest Federal Transportation and DOT standards
Environmental Impact of Drink Packaging
|Resources Used to make packaging||PET Water Bottles||Aluminum Can||Beverage Carton||Glass Bottles||PET Soda Pop Bottles|
|Avg. Container Weight||8.3 grams||19.7 grams||21.8 grams||300.6 grams||22.2 grams|
|Greenhous Gas Emissions||50 Ton CO2 eq.||155 Ton CO2 eq.||75 Ton CO2 eq.||383 Ton CO2 eq.||141 Ton CO2 eq.|
|Fossil Fuel Use||958 GJ consumed||1,342 GJ consumed||1,056 GJ consumed||4,320 GJ consumed||2,639 GJ consumed|
|Water Use||4.6 Million Gallons||7.5 Million Gallons||13.7 Million Gallons||28.9 Million Gallons||12.5 Million Gallons|
Source: Life Cycle Assessment for the International Bottled Water Association (www.bottledwater.org) by Trayak (2021), which used COMPASS to compare packaging sustainability using the average recycled content for each package as reported by industry/industry associations. “Gigajoule (GJ) consumed” is the total quantity of fossil fuel consumed throughout the life cycle. Visual representations of numerical values are not to scale.