The mineral springs ‘Adelholzener Alpenquellen’, located in the Bavarian town of Chiemgau, are some of the largest and most famous in Germany. The company of the same name fills over 600 million bottles with spring water each year under the Adelholzener and Active O2 trademarks: mineral and medicinal water, but also various soft drinks. The mineral spring products enjoy a strong market position in more than 20 countries.
Sustainability has always been a major part of Adelholzener. After all, Adelholzener Alpenquellen GmbH and the spring has been owned by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul since 1907. The preservation of creation is a major concern of the religious community and thus also of Adelholzener. Therefore, roughly 80 percent of the company’s bottles are returnable. Adelholzener’s PET returnable bottles can be refilled up to 15 times. All rejected bottles are shredded and used fully to produce new Adelholzener PET returnable bottles. Further, returnable glass bottles can be refilled up to 40 times before being fully recycled.