Chlorophyll Water, a plant-powered purified water enhanced with Chlorophyll, has integrated a proprietary organic additive into the bottle mold of its 100% recyclable, BPA-free, non-toxic 20-oz bottle that accelerates the natural biodegradation of their bottle in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters. According to the company, this process allows Chlorophyll Water’s bottle to be landfill biodegradable.
Chlorophyll Water, from the New York-based company of the same name, includes Chlorophyll, as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D for enhanced hydration. According to Livestrong, Chlorophyll Water’s “purified water features a gorgeous green color and a vitamin-rich composition that helps to energize, oxygenize, and detoxify the body from the inside out.”
As the company explains, its new bottle features a proprietary additive that contains organic materials designed to attract microbial activity within the landfill. When these microorganisms consume the additive material, they excrete enzymes that weaken and depolymerize the bottle. The proprietary additive accelerates the biodegradation of Chlorophyll Water bottle by encouraging the accumulation of microorganisms and facilitating the acclamation and production of the enzymes that allow metabolization of the material.
Says Chlorophyll Water, “Many products on the market claim to be biodegradable, but are in fact only compostable and are unable to degrade in a landfill environment or break down into smaller pieces, such as plastic flakes. Other beverage packaging such as paper or card options typically have a polymer coating that can be challenging to recycle.
“If Chlorophyll Water’s 100 percent-recyclable bottles are not recycled after consumption and ultimately end up in a landfill environment, then this biodegradation process eliminates Chlorophyll Water bottles from potentially becoming a pollutant, reducing GHG emissions, while capturing clean, renewable energy within a landfill. The final result is biogases and inert humus. Humus, also known as the organic matter in soil, is a resource that can offer multiple benefits; helping to clean up the environment, lessen our dependence on foreign oil, decrease our use of non-renewable resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generate clean, renewable energy.”
Regarding the bottle’s biodegradation in landfills, Chlorophyll Water says the actual rate of biodegradation will depend on environmental conditions and the biological activity of microorganisms surrounding the Chlorophyll Water bottle. Third-party testing and studies show that in 390 days, 30% of the biodegradation will occur, and in up to 6.82 years, 100% biodegradation will occur and will have converted the bottle into clean, renewable energy. In comparison, it takes other water bottles 450 to 1,000 years to decompose, while also leaking pollutants into the soil and water.
The Green Business Bureau recently recognized Chlorophyll Water as, “Good for the Mind, the Body and the Planet.” It adds, “Chlorophyll Water had already made some key product decisions around greening and sustainability as evidenced by their 100 percent-recyclable, BPA-Free, and non-toxic bottles, and packaging made from 100% recycled paper. But they knew this wasn’t the end of the road. And by fall 2019, Chlorophyll Water bottles will be landfill biodegradable, designed to eliminate pollution, reduce GHG emissions, and recover renewable energy. Lastly, each case sold ships with a recycling bag that serves as a reminder about who they are and what they stand for.”
For every case of Chlorophyll Water sold, the company will plant a tree in their home state of New York through their partnership with One Tree Planted, a 501(c) non-profit foundation dedicated to global reforestation. Chlorophyll Water has also built a donation platform on their website where they donate cases of Chlorophyll Water to charitable causes, including City Harvest and Movemeant Foundation, which empowers young women through body positivity.
Chlorophyll Water can be purchased online at ChlorophyllWater.com and on Amazon.com. It is also sold in select health and wellness retailers, organic markets, and yoga studios around New York, including Brooklyn and Manhattan.