Sustainability

At Taza Agua, we believe looking out for our environment is everyone’s duty, and we’re doing our part every day to lessen our footprint and make a positive impact on the world around us.

As part of these efforts, we’re moving toward a more environmentally friendly bottling and packaging strategy. By the end of 2018, all Taza Agua bottles and coffee pods will be manufactured using innovative new limited-lifespan plastics. This will allow our products to self-destruct, keeping them from littering landfills and polluting our planet’s beautiful seas, oceans, and rivers

More About Our New Packaging Solution

It takes up to 1,500 years for a normal plastic bottle or coffee capsule to decompose. When it does, it leaves behind tiny plastic fibers called microplastics that kill marine life and taint the world’s drinking water. Our solution lies in limited-lifespan plastics. Our nano-technology additive shortens the lifespan of our plastics by 98%.

Let’s look at a scenario: Say a bottle fell off a cruise ship in 2003. Today, that bottle would still have a lifespan of another 1,400-plus years. If the bottle had been made with limited-lifespan plastics like ours, the bottle would have already turned to wax.

Plastics are generally made to be strong and last forever. Our limited-lifespan plastics are designed to go away after they’ve served their purpose.

Join the Movement

We encourage others in the industry and beyond to adopt similar tactics. As more than 50 million single-use coffee pods are used and thrown away daily (and a million plastic bottles are purchased every 60 seconds), using more eco-friendly packaging techniques could have a serious positive impact on our environment’s long-term health and viability.

Though the cost and time to implement green technologies has been a big hurdle for most companies in the past, it’s getting easier and easier by the day. Here at Taza Agua, our cloud-based additive process is easy to adapt, and the cost is virtually negligible in the long run.

If providers of plastic bottles and coffee capsules really want to make a difference in the world, they can – and fast. All it takes is 30 days to adopt our technology, and your organization can make a significant difference in tomorrow’s environment. Contact us to learn more about our technology at BetterWater@tazaagua.com

Other Initiatives

We encourage lawmakers to outlaw traditional plastic bottles and coffee capsules unless they are made with limited-lifespan plastics. Recycling is great, and we are proponents of the effort, but it is not enough and will never be 100-percent effective at sustaining our environment.

To say plastics are safe for use because they’re recyclable is misleading. Moving forward, we need to look back in time. Had all single-use plastics made in 2003 been manufactured with today’s technology, they would be gone by now, transformed into non-toxic, eco-friendly wax. Instead, they will be a burden to our environment for another 500 to 1,500 years to come.

Our Sustainability Milestones

At Taza Agua, we strive to find new ways to protect the environment. Profits are not our legacy. Ensuring a better world for future generations is our goal.

Here are a few ways we have worked toward this goal in our short time in existence:

2016

We became the first company in the world to identify and bottle all-natural water with an ideal PH and mineral content for brewing coffee and tea.

 
 

2017

We designed an award-winning bottle that matches premium water with premium coffee and tea capsules in one convenient purchase. Our all-in-one bottle cuts down on delivery costs and fuel emissions. The product is currently patent-pending.

2018

We adopted FDA-approved technology to limit the lifespan of our plastic water bottles and coffee capsules by 98 percent. The plastic turns to wax in just over a decade. A patent was issued to the inventor.

 
 

2018

We created Taza Planet for private and public sectors to learn more about the benefits of limited lifespan plastics and the dangers of tainted tap water.

 

2018

Our coffee will be one of the first to be certified carbon neutral.

 
 

2018

We began selling accessories, coffee makers indigenous original artwork, and other products. A portion of the proceeds will go toward keeping Costa Rica’s beaches clean.

 

References

A study conducted in 2017 by Orb discovered 94% of the world’s tap water has plastic in it.

The U.S. had the highest contamination rate at 94%, with plastic fibers found in tap water samples at Congress buildings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates.

China announced in 2017 it will not accept certain plastics for recycling.

China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday that it would stop accepting shipments of rubbish such as waste plastic and paper as part of a campaign against “foreign garbage”.