Choice to remove all single-use plastic water bottles from its stores

23 April 2020 (Last Updated April 23rd, 2020 12:27)

Convenience store Choice Market has committed to removing all single-use plastic water bottles from its stores by next year.

Choice to remove all single-use plastic water bottles from its stores
FloWater Refill Station in Choice Market Denver store. Credit: Business Wire.

Convenience store Choice Market has committed to removing all single-use plastic water bottles from its stores by next year.

As part of this commitment, the retailer has partnered with FloWater to install new-tech and advanced purification Refill Stations at all of its stores.

The refill station is equipped with “no-contact” dispensing nozzles, enabling customers to refill their reusable water bottles and other containers.

Choice Market founder & CEO Mike Fogarty said: “Single-serve plastic water bottles are one of the leading items sold in our industry and yet most of these bottles end up in the landfill or the ocean. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with FloWater to provide our customers with its convenient, great tasting water solution while also reducing our plastic footprint.”

The convenience store also provides FloWater’s aluminum multi-use water bottles. Each new, infinitely recyclable bottle is priced at $2.99.

FloWater has already prevented more than 300 million plastic water bottles from entering the nation’s oceans, rivers, lakes and landfills.

FloWater CEO & co-founder Rich Razgaitis said: “For the same price as a single-use plastic water bottle, consumers can now opt for the FloWater Multi-Use bottle and refill over and over again using the same bottle. In the process, we dramatically reduce single-use plastic waste and eliminate the unnecessary shipping of water, while providing retailers and consumers an option for a sustainable ‘Grab and Go’ drinking-water solution.”

Established in 2017, Choice Market integrates quick service and user-friendly technology with fresh quality food from local vendors.

The retailer currently operates two locations in the Denver metro area. Another three locations will open by the end of this year.