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How Big Springs Natural Spring Water reduces their carbon footprint

Posted on 12 February 2019

How Big Springs Natural Spring Water reduces their carbon footprint

Since European settlement, the naturally rising spring water in the foothills of the Flakney Ranges has been used as a water supply for surrounding farms. Big Springs Station (owned by the Wilson family for over 150 years) is located 30 kilometres south east of the Riverina’s major regional city Wagga Wagga (NSW).

When Pat Wilson founded Big Springs, he was committed to looking after the environment, reducing the carbon footprint and employing locals. The close-knit team of over 20 staff now deliver natural spring water to over 6,000 clients throughout southern NSW, mid-western NSW, the ACT and north-east Victoria.

Big Springs electricity needs are provided by a 25Kw solar panel system. Because we’re a seasonal business this system works perfectly as our peak consumption is equal to our peak generation. For production material, we use 100% recyclable cardboard for our cartons, which is also 100% recyclable.

Our 600ml and 1.5L natural spring water bottles are made from rPET. This means that a percentage of our bottles contain recycled material.

All Big Springs Water production materials are recycled with Kurrajong Recycling, a not for profit organisation employing people with disabilities. This includes the 15L caps, which are picked up weekly and taken back to the recycling depot.

Our 15L water bottles are returnable and have a 5-10 year life span. They reduce the need for single use water bottles and have a minimal carbon footprint.

Find out more about Big Springs Natural Spring Water here.

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