And that’s just the beginning. Eska is committed to bringing you Canada’s natural spring water in an environmentally responsible manner and protecting the pristine nature and planet that provides for it every step of the way. We are constantly working to reduce waste and to use natural resources as efficiently as possible.
We have started making our spring water bottles with the highest quality, clear food-grade, 100% recycled plastic (rPET), and they are virtually identical to our original bottles. We are working toward making Eska’s entire line of spring water bottles with 100% recycled plastic and will continue pushing sustainability forward from there. Our recycled plastic comes straight out of Quebec’s Blue Box system.
We clean, transform and bring existing plastic back to life as new Eska bottles, eliminating the manufacturing of all new virgin plastic and closing the loop on recycling and reuse. That means the more you recycle, the more we can preserve, and the more nature can follow her true nature.
We’ve proudly partnered with Plastrec, a Quebec-based manufacturer of recycled plastic, to support Canada’s circular economy, so we can deliver our product with the smallest environmental footprint possible.
All Eska products
are 100% recyclable.
Our bottles are made from glass, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic and (rPET) recycled plastic. PET is a recycled material approved for bottled water by the Canadian Bottled Water Association.
Our 355 ml and 750 ml spring water bottles are made of glass that is also 100% recyclable. Glass can be reused indefinitely without compromising quality or purity.
We protect Eska’s natural spring and the virgin forest surrounding it in St-Mathieu-d’Harricana, northern Quebec, with everything we’ve got. As does Quebec’s Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles, which has officially declared the 425 km2 area around the source “protected territory.” This means that the water collection point, along with the spring’s recharge zones and the vast, raw, uninhabited land surrounding it, are totally undisturbed by external contaminants unlike springs in agricultural zones or close to urban centres.
Our environmental protection practices exceed government standards, because our top priority is to preserve the rich natural heritage of our beautiful province. Sustainable production is paramount. Even though the spring is continually replenished by its high recharge capacity, rain and snow, we only harvest 3 to 5% of the source’s annual recharge. We work with an independent team of hydrogeologists to constantly assess the impact of our activities and to ensure sustainability.
Every day, Eska leverages the latest technology to protect the esker. We work with regional authorities to minimize all soil contamination near our protected territory. And we regularly conduct analyses on the esker to measure its level and flow and safeguard from all contaminants. We can’t help it. It’s our nature to protect this nature.