Bottled water is everywhere. With it comes an incredible amount of waste in the form of the empty bottles. Some of these bottles get recycled but many do not. More than 2.4 billion pounds of plastic bottles were recycled in 2008. Although the amount of plastic bottles recycled in the U.S. has grown every year since 1990, the actual recycling rate remains steady at around 27 percent. What’s not recycled ends up in our landfills.
Part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, thecompany offers a solution. Water in paper cartons just like milk. About 76% of the Boxed Water container is made from a renewable resource, trees, that when harvested in a responsible, managed, and ethical way serve as an amazing renewable resource that benefits the environment even as it’s renewed. They ship their boxes flat to their filler which is significantly more efficient compared to shipping empty plastic or glass bottles to be filled. The flat, unfilled boxes can fit on 2 pallets, or roughly 5% of a truckload, would normally would require about 5 truckloads for empty plastic or glass bottles. The cartons can also be broken down to their original flat state, and are recyclable in some areas.
Not only that but they give 20% of our profits back to the resources the product is composed of – water and trees.
Boxed water is available in a selection of locations nationwide. Click here for a list.