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Boxed Water is better for the Earth

Another interesting new design project popped into my feed this afternoon thanks to Design Rehab. Boxed Water!

The basic premise behind the product is fairly simple, boxed water is more enviromentally friendly than bottled water, not only because of the materials used but because of the shipping methods, a bit more information from the website here:

About 90% 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. Our carbon footprint is dramatically lower as our boxes are shipped flat to our filler and filled only as demand is created, opposed to most bottled water companies that ship their empty bottles across the globe to be filled, then shipped back for consumption. 

I think it’s a cool idea and the design of the “boxes” is also pretty cool, quite minimalist but interesting nonetheless. Available in the US only at this stage but let’s hope it’ll be hitting our shores soon, I’m fairly sure they won’t have any difficulty finding distribution in Australia, people here are all about cool bottled (or in this cased boxed) water products and considering how bad bottled water is for the environment… it’d be a refreshing change from that particular status quo.

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  1. Tom
    March 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    i’ll punch a person in the face if they claim to me that they drink boxed water for its lower carbon footprint.

  2. alexlobov
    March 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    lol yes Tom tap water (esp in countries like Australia) is obviously still much better but I’ll support anything that positive contributes. The fact is that there are still a lot of people who drink bottled water, and many because of the “cool factor”. If boxed water can convert some of those to something at least a little more environmentally friendly then why not? It’s better than another bottled water brand.

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  5. Eric Stein
    July 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

    It costs over five times what you’d pay for most brands of bottled water. ‘Nuff said.

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