Boxed Water Is Better® – a renewable packaged water alternative to plastic bottles and aluminum cans – has received CarbonNeutral® product certification from Climate Impact Partners, specialists in carbon market solutions for climate action.
Boxed Water™ had an independent assessment of the greenhouse gas emissions generated by the sourcing, production, distribution and disposal of their 500mL cartons with the total impact significantly lower than plastic bottles and aluminum cans. To meet their carbon neutral goal, Boxed Water™ has offset 1,950 tonnes of CO2e through internal operations and will join in financially supporting projects which are fostering a low carbon global economy.
“CarbonNeutral® certification has been a goal of ours for a long time,” says Boxed Water™ Chief Revenue Officer Robert Koenen. “We came into the water category with a goal to set a higher standard and do better for the planet. In order to achieve this specific milestone, we conducted a rigorous internal audit to fully understand our carbon footprint. This information allowed us to take the necessary steps to reduce our carbon footprint and will help inform us as we continue to make positive changes.”
“We want the real ethos of ‘better planet’ to be reflected in every facet of what we do; not in just the product we offer, but in our people, our partners and how Boxed Water™ is created and delivered,” added Koenen. “We set that bar for ourselves and so do our consumers.”
Founded in 2009, Boxed Water™ was the first to offer an alternative to single-use plastic water bottles and aluminum cans, which are consumed at the rate of 50 billion per year in the U.S. Today, the brand continues to lead the water category with the most renewable packaging compared to plastic and aluminum, as verified by an ISO certified Life Cycle Analysis conducted by Anthesis. Boxed Water™ cartons are 92% plant based (including the cap), all sourced from sustainably harvested pines and tree pulp waste. Cartons are filled with (8-step) purified water close to the source out of two purification centers near Grand Rapids, Michigan and Salt Lake City, Utah.