Question and Answer
WHAT IS NATURAL MINERAL WATER?
Water of underground origin is called ‘natural mineral water.’ Its characteristics are as follows:
- A stable chemical composition
- Untreated water for consumption (no drinking water treatment or addition of chemical additives)
- Original purity (no pollution of human origin)
- The stability of its mineral composition: it’s water that’s favorable to good health
It is subject to regular internal and external controls, from capture to bottling – thus ensuring optimum quality and one of the world’s best spring waters.
WHAT DOES ARTESIAN SPRING WATER MEAN?
Artesian water is natural spring water that flows freely to the surface of the earth without human intervention. This is the case with Bonneval water – so, we never drill into the water table. By letting the goodness of Bonneval come naturally to us, we preserve and respect the cycle of nature and the environment.
BONNEVAL MINERAL WATER
WHERE IS THE SPRING?
Bonneval spring water is located 6 km from Bourg Saint Maurice in Savoy, the heart of the French Alps.
WHAT IS THE MINERAL CONTENT OF BONNEVAL MOUNTAIN SPRING WATER?
The dry residue of Bonneval water (the rate of minerals present after water evaporation) is 0.18574 oz / Gal (1391 mg / L). Thus, Bonneval is a moderately mineralized water between 0.017 oz and 0.052 oz / Gal (500 and 1500 mg / L) and is recommended for daily consumption and health benefits.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT BONNEVAL MINERAL WATER?
Our water is timeless. Literally, thousands of years old. Bonneval circulates for more than 1,500 years (80% of the water is more than 2,000 years old) through Alpine rocks before springing forth. It’s only after millennia of naturally slow filtering that Bonneval mineral water becomes available to us. It is untouched by man, endowed with extreme purity and a refreshing, unique mineral balance.
THE MINERALS IN BONNEVAL MOUNTAIN SPRING WATER?
Bonneval natural spring water is sulphated calcium water. That means it contains sulfates, calcium, even magnesium and bicarbonates. It is during its journey through Alpine rocks – and, in particular, gypsum sedimentary rocks – that our water specifically acquires the minerals that give Bonneval its unique crispness and taste.
WHY DID WE GO FOR CARDBOARD BOXES?
You’ve seen them in the grocery store bottled-water aisle: those plastic pack-wraps that are generally printed over a large part of their surface. That means that sorting centers find it difficult (if not impossible) to recycle. So, we made the natural decision to opt for cardboard boxes – making Bonneval the first bottled-water brand with 100% recyclable packaging.
ARE THE BOTTLES RECYCLABLE?
Yes, they are not only recyclable – but also recycled. Bonneval mineral water bottles are made from 100% recycled material (rPET) which gives them a unique, identifiable color. We think it looks nice. And its infinite recyclability is even nicer!
THE BOTTLE CAPS
The cap is recyclable but (at this moment) it’s not made from recycled material. Today – for industrial engineering reasons – no bottle on the market offers an rPET cap. With current technological advances this should well happen in the next few years. When it does, we’ll be among the first to use it – keeping Bonneval’s commitment to sustainability a top priority.
We’ve chosen the most highly-advanced technology for the printing of our 100% recyclable label. Even the printing ink is 100% biodegradable.
BONNEVAL FACTORY INITIATIVES TO MAKE IT A SUSTAINABLE SPRING WATER?
Recovered industrial waste has a second life: the water used during production is recovered to be reintroduced into new production cycles – and we use only green electricity sources. Transportation is provided by natural gas trucks to limit pollution in the Bonneval Valley.
IN WHICH COUNTRIES WILL BONNEVAL MINERAL WATER BE AVAILABLE?
Bonneval Mineral Water is already available in Savoy and throughout France, the US and China. But, soon, our legendary water will also be available beyond European borders (by 2022).
Find out where to buy Bonneval : FIND BONNEVAL
IS BONNEVAL SPRING WATER AVAILABLE IN GLASS BOTTLES?
Recycled PET (rPET) plastic continues to be the best container for water – its manufacturing emitting the least greenhouse gases. In fact, the carbon emissions emitted by glass (even returnable) are higher than those emitted by recycled PET plastic. Bonneval has decided not to offer a glass bottle, favoring recycled plastic. Bonneval’s bottles are made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials. Our cap is 100% recyclable PE (polyethylene) and our label is 100% recyclable, printed with 100% biodegradable ink.
HOW CAN I BECOME A DISTRIBUTOR OF BONNEVAL NATURAL SPRING WATER?
We love this question! If you’re interested in selling or distributing Bonneval natural spring water, we’d love to talk with you! Here’s how: contact us page