We are committed to Reusing our bottles…

Consumers want to reuse bottles and there is no technical reason why we can’t help them.

A lot is talked about how recycling glass bottles is the best way to save energy and help save the environment.

But it’s not! 

The best way to help the environment is to reuse that bottle.  

By returning a bottle to Devonia, we will wash and reuse that bottle and that saves approximately 16 x the energy compared to crushing it and reforming into a bottle. That means 16 x less carbon dioxide

That doesn’t even begin to take into account the environmental cost of transport from the manufacturing plants across the world. At Devonia the distance from the washing machine to the filing machine is only 5 meters!

Recycling is important as it saves glass from going into landfill, which is the worst possible outcome. However, the energy savings are minimal because of the environmental cost of sorting and transport. Also, a new bottle will only ever have approximately 20% recycled glass in it.  Most recycled glass goes to construction material.

Devonia has been at the forefront of pushing back the wasteful use of glass bottles for over 20 years.

With over 130 tons of glass saved from landfill, we can proudly say we have also saved 19500kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Reuse involves no technical barriers. Devonia has a solution for those who wish to be more environmentally responsible.

Devonia is a leader in the environmental world of re-use.

Bottles are collected, carefully washed and reused to ensure our impact on the environment is as low as possible.

This process is completely unique and in fact we recently won the Devon Environmental Business Initiative award.

Our records go back many years and we can say with confidence that over the last ten years we have reused 80% of our bottles. 4 out of 5 bottles we sell will come back and be reused.

We are now achieving a re-use rate of 82% and this is only achievable thanks to all our environmentally committed customers.

The only part of what we supply that isn’t reused is the aluminium cap. This is a security thing. Each cap has a one-use-only breakable seal. Whilst on the bottle the security tabs are complete but by unscrewing the cap you break the tabs. This ensures that the bottle has the original and correct contents but also means we can never use it again. However, the cap can be recycled in the old way by taking it to a recycling centre.

Devon Environmental Awards Winner 2016

Devonia Water Managing Director, Neil Graham, receiving the DEBI Devon Environmental Winner Award 2016

Our recycling – by numbers

2005 to 2018 and 2019 (so far!)


Total number of bottles reused in 2020 So far.


Total Kg of glass saved in 2020 from landfill. So far.


Average recycling percentage rate of all bottles 2020


Reused bottles since 2005.
Thats 1.93 MILLION bottles


Kg of glass saved since 2005 from landfill


Average recycling percentage rate of all bottles since 2005

Get in touch


Devonia Natural Spring Water
5 Wistaria Place
Devon TQ7 1BW

If you’d like to sample our water or discuss your requirements, give call us now or send us an email.

Tel: 07970 414875 

Email: info@devoniawater.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.