Thinking Outside the Box With Water

Buying bottled water is something many of us do almost unconsciously.

Whether we’re at music festivals, backpacking, or out for a night on the town, the thought of paying a few dollars for a little hydration just kind of seems like the norm.

And while it may be convenient, there’s no denying the horrible impact drinking bottled water is having on our environment.

That’s where Boxed Water Is Better comes in. 

With clever packaging and an agenda of awareness, you’ll be now be delighted to find 550ml cartons of water lining your grocery store’s shelves.  

As their website claims:

The Boxed Water container is far more sustainable than plastic bottled water. About 76% of the box is from a renewable resource, trees. The trees used to make our box come from certified, well managed forests. These forests remain healthy and stable through ongoing replanting while removing CO2 from the atmosphere.” 


Focused on giving people another alternative, grocery stores like Calgary’s Co-op have been carrying boxed water during the last few months. And the trend seems to be catching on. 

Another great part about buying this product is that a portion of the proceeds from every carton purchased goes to reforestation efforts and environmental projects like 1% For The Planet

There are definitely skeptics about boxed water, but there’s no doubt the company is making a statement and getting people to give consumption habits a second look. 

For anyone who thinks this is just another way to charge for water, you should visit the Boxed Water Is Better website. You might be surprised to find a section under the Q&A that talks about the merits of tap water. 

Boxed Water Is Better is currently available in over 6,000 stores in the United States and is growing distribution in Canada (currently available in Surrey, Calgary and Mississauga).


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