Boxed Water is Better
I've sort of developed a crush on these guys over at Boxed Water is Better. Kevin Hockin sent in these photos of their sustainable, recyclable water carton. They were designed by founder Benjamin Edgar (who is also one of the guys behind thebrilliance.com). Here's what they have to say about rethinking bottled water:
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 because our boxes are shipped flat to our filler and filled only as demand is created, as opposed to most bottled water companies that ship their empty bottles across the globe to be filled, then ship them back for consumption. The flat, unfilled boxes can fit on 2 pallets, or roughly 5% of a truckload. Empty plastic or glass bottles would require about 5 truckloads. Our cartons can also be broken down to their original flat state, are recyclable in most areas and will be recyclable everywhere shortly. We're also giving 20% of our profits back to the resources our product is composed of--water and trees. Not only does it simply make sense, but we really enjoy supporting water and forestation organizations as it's part of our company's ethos and way of thinking to give back and participate. All that and an over-arching focus on simple and beautiful design that compliments our brand as well as the spaces it's sold and consumed in."
A couple more after the jump.