Columbia Gorge Organic is excited to announce the arrival of our new PETE Bottle. The move to higher quality, PETE helps the juice stay fresh longer. The clear plastic also gives our customers a window to see the real results of our Perfect Process™ – carefully tailored pasteurization technologies aimed at optimizing taste and nutrition based on the ingredients in the juice. One look at the amazingly vibrant color tells you this organic juice is alive, nutritious and delicious.
PETE plastic does NOT contain the chemical BPA which some research has shown may be harmful to health. PETE is globally recognized as a safe, recyclable packaging material. Numerous tests have created a broad scientific consensus that PETE is non-toxic and is a safe material for the storage of food and beverages.
Not only is PETE a valuable recyclable for cities, it also has a lower over-all carbon foot print than glass and even aluminm containers. The latest PETE chemical technology makes for an extremely light, but still sturdy material. Light means less plastic and less plastic mean less oil. It also means less weight to carry around on trucks which translates into higher MPGs. We are keeping an eye on new technologies on the horizon which will increase the amount of recycled material used in the manufacture of PETE bottles. We are hoping to one day have a bottle made from post consumer recycled plastic!