Ardagh's North American glass group has signed a long-term supply agreement to be the exclusive supplier of glass bottles for Mountain Valley Spring Water.

Mountain Valley was the first to deliver bottled water coast to coast for U.S. consumers and has bottled water since 1871.

According to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), between 2017 and 2018, there was a 20% increase in bottled water products launched in glass in the US.

Mountain Valley chooses to bottle its premium spring and sparkling waters in glass to preserve the quality and taste.

Ardagh Group manufactures Mountain Valley Spring Water’s green glass water bottles for its Spring Water, Sparkling Water and Sparkling Essence varieties in 333ml, 500ml, 750ml and 1L sizes.

Stephan Williams, Director Corporate Marketing, Mountain Valley Spring Water, said. “After spending more than 3,500 years on its journey from the source, Mountain Valley Spring Water is committed to keeping its spring water pure, flowing and sustainable, so we can continue to bottle in glass and share with many generations to come.”

Environmental responsibility is a global concern that’s gaining momentum among today’s consumers, and the commitment to sustainable practices is one of the driving forces in the expanding glass water bottle market.

In addition to its premium qualities, glass bottles are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in quality or purity.

John T Shaddox, Chief Commercial Officer for Ardagh Group’s North American Glass division, said: “This line of glass bottles, known for its protective qualities and environmental distinction, is the ideal packaging choice for today’s environmentally-conscious consumer."