BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Being different isn't always a bad thing – especially when that difference is something you believe in. That's why Green Sheep Water – "the bottled water with a green conscience" – is launching in infinitely recyclable, 16-ounce aluminum bottles made by Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), instead of the usual plastic, glass or carton packaging.
"Studies show that Americans use about 1,500 plastic water bottles every second, and only about 30 percent of those bottles are recycled - the rest end up in landfills and oceans," explained Jess Page, co-founder of Green Sheep Water. "While reusable water bottles are optimal for the environment, they are not always practical in our consumers' busy lives. We chose Ball's Alumi-Tek® bottle because it is a high quality package that is reclosable, portable and part of the most recycled beverage packaging in the world – beverage cans."
"After nearly three years of working together to create the right package, we are excited that Green Sheep is launching its water in Alumi-Tek® bottles, which are 100 percent recyclable, chill faster and are reclosable," said Bruce Doelling, vice president, sales, for Ball's metal beverage packaging division, Americas. "With sustainability at the core of the Green Sheep brand, the new bottles also have a premium look without the need for a wraparound label."
Green Sheep Water is adding new distribution daily in the Chicagoland area, so visit www.greensheepwater.com/locations to find a retailer near you. If there isn't a retailer nearby, customers can also purchase a 12-pack through Green Sheep's online store.
Green Sheep Water was started by cofounders Jess Page and Nicole Doucet as a bottled water company with an environmental focus. Inspired by a documentary that highlighted environmental challenges posed by plastic bottles, they found that aluminum bottles are a more environmentally friendly option. For more information about Green Sheep, visit www.greensheepwater.com.
About Ball Corporation Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2013 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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