Poland Spring isn’t doing enough to reduce its carbon footprint, which is hurting Maine’s
We work hard to ensure our products are made in a caring and responsible way that preserves the
environment for generations to come.
Over the past 15 years, Poland Spring has reduced the amount of PET plastic content in our half-liter bottles
by 60 percent.
Our bottling facilities achieve more than a 98 percent recycling rate. All of our single-serve bottles, from the
8 ounce to the 2.5 gallon sizes, are 100 percent recyclable. Our 3-gallon and 5-gallon bottles are returned to
us, washed, sanitized and refilled by us 20 times before they too are recycled.
Our newer bottling facilities in Maine have been built to achieve LEED certification (Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design). The Hollis warehouse expansion earned LEED Silver certification, and our
newest facility in Kingfield, built in 2009, earned LEED Gold certification.
We’ve reduced road miles by over 1 million miles by using alternative modes of transportation
As part of Poland Spring’s commitment to environmental leadership, in some instances, we are using
alternative modes of transportation for getting Poland Spring water to our major markets on the East Coast
more efficiently. Since 2016, we have shipped some of our Poland Spring products by rail rather than on
trucks, reducing road miles by over 1 million miles.