YES! If you order ZenWTR from our website, our shipping boxes and packing materials (any paper or padding) used inside the boxes are 100% recyclable. 

Better yet, our packages all contain recycled content and our soft packing material is made from 100% recycled content! 

To learn more about recycling resources in your state, visit our Deep Dive Blog on the topic. 

Thank you for recycling! 

Our bottles are made from 100% recycled Ocean-Bound plastic bottles recovered from coastal environments.

Ocean-Bound Plastic, sometimes referred to as “Prevented Ocean Plastic”, is defined as plastic found near ocean coastlines or major waterways that feeds into the ocean, in a country or region which lacks infrastructure or waste management.

We believe the most effective way to tackle marine plastic is to prevent it from reaching the ocean in the first place. By sourcing plastic bottles for recycling that are Ocean-Bound, we are preventing them from making it to the ocean where the likelihood of recovering them is very slim.

While we would also like to use plastic retrieved from the ocean for our bottles, unfortunately, exposure to the sun and salt degrades plastic making it ineligible to be recycled anew into food-grade plastic. Ocean-recovered plastic is, however, able to be recycled into a variety of useful reborn materials like fibers for clothing, shoes & accessories, various home goods and furnishings and even skateboards among other things. Check out some of the amazing brands we love here!

ZenWTR is the world's first beverage using 100% recycled Certified Ocean-Bound Plastic. The bottles we recycle to make ZenWTR bottles are collected from global at-risk coastal environments in a true bottle to bottle solution that supports ocean conervation in the process.
Yes, all three components are 100% recyclable.
PCR (Post Consumer Resin) is a sustainable solution for environmentally friendly packaging. PCR plastic consists of recycled resins that would have otherwise ended up in our landfills and oceans. With the ability to be recycled into beneficial new packaging, PCR plastic is comparable to the appearance and feel of new, or "virgin" plastic while providing consumers with eco-friendly solution to consume their favorite products.

Independent third party verification is provided by OceanCycle. They confirm the source of the plastic that is recycled into all ZenWTR bottles and the standards under which it was sourced.

OceanCycle is an industry leading certifying entity for ocean-bound plastic materials which:

  1. gives manufacturers like zenWTR confidence in the material they are using
  2. gives consumers confidence they are actually buying a product made from ocean-bound plastic
  3. provides end-to-end traceability from local material collection through the manufacturing process
  4. Ensures that proper chain of custody (CoC) exists and ethical standards (including adherence to strict labor and environmental standards) are followed in the collection of ocean plastics, hence, creating models that can be replicated and scaled. 
Vapor distillation, is a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and life sciences-grade purification process that removes all minerals and contaminants from water. ZenWTR is processed via reverse osmosis prior to vapor distillation thus adding an extra purification step. You can learn more about the multiple steps we take to ensure the purity of  ZenWTR here.
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