Green Planet
Aqua Maestro offers a green alternative, and as their name signifies, Green Planet is a company that cares deeply about our planet. Indeed, their reason for being is, quite simply, to help leave the earth a better place than we found it. They intend to do just that by providing organic solutions.

Green Planet bottles are fully recyclable, compostable and made of the earth’s most natural resources. When you combine this with their 360 degree recycling program you have one of those rare win/win situations.

The Green Planet Water bottle is unique just like their water. The key difference is that their bottle is made from plants, not oil. It’s worth repeating, this bottle is not made from petroleum products! The bottle is chemical, petroleum and BPA free, therefore, zero leaching. Every 72 bottles saves 1 gallon of oil. Using plant based material for their bottles represents a vital step towards a more sustainable future, one that eliminates waste, our reliance on oil and the emissions responsible for global warming.

Their water is 100% purified, vapor distilled to completely remove all impurities and aftertastes, then blended with Green Planet's custom handcrafted mineral recipe, designed to rival the taste of the world’s best. The water is carefully monitored to maintain a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level of approximately 150.

Green Planet water originates from sources within a 500 mile radius of most major markets, allowing them to localize their distribution model and reduce the length of transportation and therefore Greenhouse Gas Emissions and their carbon footprint.

Using NatureWorks Ingeo™ biopolymer, their bottles have also been designed with a patent-pending technology that allows them to surpass the performance of other biopolymer bottles. Ingeo™ currently reduces fossil fuel usage by 56% and greenhouse gas emissions by 75% during production, as compared to traditional petroleum-based polymers. It’s a bottle that, very simply, makes going green easy, and is now avaible in a 500ml size.

Water in the News
Aqua Maestro Ships Swarovski Crystal
Voss Water
Aqua Maestro has just finished sending 1100 cases of Voss Water for two annual events at Swarovski Crystal Stores. 400 and 700 cases respectively were sent to almost 200 locations around the US, from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, and Florida to Maine. It was all hands on deck, packing and shipping 26000 bottles of water, and doing it in two consecutive weeks. UPS had to send reinforcements to keep up with us.

Water Drinkers May Have Better Diets
Tell us a something we didn’t know. A recent report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009, stated, people who get much of their daily liquids from plain water rather than other beverages may have healthier diets overall. In general, the more water people drank, the more fiber and the less sugar they consumed. They also had a lower intake of calorie-dense foods. Click here for more info.

Bottled Water Back To Growth In Britain
Earlier than predicted, the British bottled water market has returned to growth this year. Volumes are up by an estimated 5% for the nine months to September and growth for the full year should reach 3% or more.

These figures were presented at the annual UK bottled water industry conference held October 29. Three leading industry Managing Directors from Highland Spring, Nestle Waters, and Danone, all confirmed, that after two years of very challenging times, through bad weather and an economic downturn, the water market is returning to growth.

Maybe the message that water is the healthiest and most natural way to hydrate and the most environmentally responsible beverage on the retailer’s shelf is reaching the consumers.

2008 PET Bottle Recycling Rate at 27%:
Highest in 10 Years
Last year, U.S. consumers increased the recycling rate for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles by nearly 10 percent over 2007, according to a new study by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR). In 2008, the U.S. recycling rate for PET bottles was 27 percent, which represents an increase of 9.8 percent over 2007’s recycling rate. The NAPCOR study reports that more than 1.45 billion pounds of PET bottles were collected, the highest PET container collection volume recorded to date.

Brands in the News

Danone Introduces New Design and New Sizes
Both Evian and Badoit bottles have changed. The pictures here show the new 750ml glass bottles for Evian and Badoit. Both waters are available in matching 330ml sizes also. They come with a snap top, and are both currently available at Aqua Maestro.

Nestlé Donates Bottled Water
Nestlé Waters North America donated 5,000 gallons of its Deer Park brand of water to the flood relief operations in Atlanta, in September.

Got pain? Drink water (or eat chocolate)
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have found that drinking water or eating chocolate can blunt pain, and they have reported that this natural form of pain relief may contribute to overeating and obesity in humans. The testing has been accomplished in animals, but researchers believe the results are also similar for humans. The researchers found that sweets have a diminishing effect to the response to pain, but the good news is that water has had the same effect. Click here for more info.

To order, please call or email Alexis in the Private Client Division – 954 735 4040 x 100;

Wholesale inquiries should be directed to Doug, 954 735 4040 x 101;

According to the National Cancer Institute, nine studies correlated water quality and cancer with the drinking water in Pittsburgh, New Orleans and various cities in Ohio, New York and New Jersey.

Ice water may be harmful to persons with cardiovascular disease. Sudden drops in tissue temperatures are a shock to the system and cause a strain on the heart.

The colder the water we do drink with meals, the slower the digestive process works.

Americans are spending over 2.4 billion dollars on bottled water annually and are purchasing almost that dollar amount in home purifying equipment.