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La Vie ends use of plastic cap seals

Released at: 09:21, 17/09/2019

La Vie ends use of plastic cap seals

Photo: La Vie

Mineral water producer ceased use of plastic cap seals on mineral water bottles at end-August.

by Khanh Chi

La Vie has officially announced it ceased using plastic cap seals on its mineral water bottles from the end of August.

Together with eight other companies from the consumer goods and packaging industry, La Vie previously joined hands to launch the Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam) in June to promote the circular economy and make recycling and packaging more accessible and sustainable.

Since May, plastic cap seals were removed from La Vie’s 350ml mineral water bottles in a pilot program, which received positive feedback from the community and consumers.

Starting from the end of August, the scheme was applied to all of La Vie’s mineral water bottles, including La Vie Kid 330ml, La Vie 350ml, La Vie Premium 400ml, La Vie 500ml, La Vie Sport Cap 750ml, La Vie 1.5L, and La Vie 6L.

Using plastic cap seals on bottled water products is a common production and packaging practice in Vietnam but other countries have stopped the practice. Thus, the removal of plastic cap seals on La Vie’s mineral water bottles is an important move towards a greener and cleaner Vietnam.

The change produces no effects on the quality of La Vie mineral water, as the cap is made of 14 bridges between the cap and the edge, ensuring the bottle is sealed completely. There will be a sound of “crack” resulting from the breaking of those 14 bridges when a new La Vie bottle is opened.

Ending the use of plastic cap seals is an action by La Vie (a member of Nestlé Waters) towards a future without trash. It commits to having all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, in line with its broader vision that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter.

In January, La Vie announced a series of activities to fulfil its commitments in this regard, and ending the use plastic cap seals is one such activity.

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