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Pulmuone Waters opens new bottled water plant in South Korea

A joint venture between Nestlé Waters and the Pulmuone Group, Pulmuone Waters, has announced the opening of a new $53m bottled water plant in South Korea.

The bottles manufactured in the plant in Edong, Gyeonggi Province are made from light-weight, recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, enabling more than 1,700t of CO2 emissions saving annually during manufacture.

According to Nestlé Waters, the bottles also feature a short cap design to cut down waste.

The new Pulmuone Waters factory, which will produce the brands Pulmuone Saemmul by Nature and Nestlé Pure Life, has various sustainable design features to reduce energy and water use.

The features include glass walls in production areas to increase natural light and a waste water treatment system.

Nestlé Waters chairman and chief executive officer John Harris said, "Pulmuone Waters has achieved consistent growth in recent years."