Our bottles and caps are made from 100% plant-based material (primarily corn) which means they are free from any chemicals and toxins.
Does it have to be corn?
No not at all, our bottles can be made from any sugar-based crop such as sugar beet, sugar cane or wheat.
Are the bottles and cap compostable?
Yes! Our bottles, caps and labels are made from a plant-based material that is certified compostable. To be certified compostable, the product must be able to break down in a commercial compost in under 180 days and not contain harmful toxins.
Are there any harmful chemicals in the bottles?
No, our bottles are made from 100% plant based material. This means no harmful toxins or chemicals to leach into the water. No BPA (bisphenol A), no Phthalates and no other nasties are present in our bottles or caps.
Are the bottles made from genetically modified food?
No, we a conscious effort to only source corn that is GM free.
Please note that we cannot guarantee 100% that there was no GM crop present when the fields were harvested because of possible cross contamination during wind pollination (known as anemophily).
How long does it take to compost?
In commercial facilities it will takes around 180 days, and in a well-managed home compost heap around 12 – 24 months.
Can the bottles be sent to "Waste to Energy" sites"?
Yes, as the bottles are chemical and toxin free, they present a clean burn fuel. The bottles also burn at an intense heat, meaning they are well suited for ‘Waste to Energy’ sites.
What size are the It’s Not Plastic bottles?
The bottles are 500ml. Soon we will offer 1,000ml and 330ml.
Do the bottles have labels glued to the bottle?
No, we don’t use adhesive labels. Our bottles are printed using vegetable ink.
Do the bottles comply with current food regulations?
Yes they do. Our bottles and caps have been certified as food compliant in accordance with European Food Contact Regulation (EU) 10/2011. Our bottles have been tested by the Smithers Rapra Group to confirm they are 100% compostable and toxin free. A copy of the reports is available on request.
I have noticed little green flecks when I take off the cap – what is this?
Occasionally, due to the nature of the plant-based product it can leave a minute residue once the cap is unscrewed. This is perfectly harmless and can just be wiped away.
Where does the water come from?
Our natural spring water is sustainably sourced from the Sandy Drop spring in the Flinders Ranges.
Can I refill and reuse the bottle?
Yes, the bottles are great to refill. They are robust and can be reused multiple times. Please do not put them in a dishwasher, they do not like the intense heat.
I currently use PET / plastic bottles for my business, do you offer wholesale and bespoke labelling so I can covert to plant based bottles and caps?
Yes, we do. We can help you make the change to plant-based bottles and caps. We offer bespoke labelling and wholesale pricing for trade customers. Please contact us and we can help you make the switch.
I want to stock It’s Not Plastic water bottles – how do I go about it?
We are always looking for new retail, stockists and distribution partners across Australia and beyond. Send us a message and we’ll get back to you shortly