We started with the simple idea of creating a bottled water brand that is kinder to the environment and gives back.
We found that it shouldn’t be bottled at all but instead, boxed.
So we looked to the past for inspiration and decided to keep things simple, sustainable, and beautiful.
The Boxed Water container is far more sustainable than plastic bottled water. About 76% of the box is from a renewable
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
Our boxes are recyclable. The Carton Council is continuously adding new carton recycling facilities throughout the US. Please visit their site to learn more.
We ship our boxes flat to our filler which is significantly more efficient compared to shipping empty plastic or glass bottles to
We really care about the world's water supply. 10% of our profit is donated to world water relief foundations. We feel anyone who consumes our product is in a privileged position and it's important that part of their spending goes to help those who are not as privileged. Just makes sense, doesn't it?
We really care about the trees. So much so that we donate yet another 10% of our profit to reforestation foundations. So when you're drinking this water, you're helping to plant more trees and protect our forests, strengthening mother nature's lungs.
First off, why 'Boxed Water'?
We feel that sustainability and giving back is important. We wanted to start a new water company that has sustainable packaging, gives back to foundations that we feel are important, and has a lower carbon footprint than today's traditional bottled water.
When is Boxed Water going to be available in my area?
Thanks for your interest! We're currently working on US and international distribution that will allow us to be in a number of both small and large retailers in all areas. Please stay tuned to our Where to Find Us section.
How long has Boxed Water been around?
Boxed Water was publicly launched on Friday, March 13th, 2009 at our favorite place to grab lunch, the Grand Central Market in downtown Grand Rapids. The idea of Boxed Water was born in April of 2008.
What type of water is Boxed Water?
We use carbon-filtered, purified drinking water from the municipal source at each of our fillers. Our goal is to have filling facilities as close as possible to each of the major markets we serve. We don't label our product as a "speciality" or "luxury" water - instead we service the convenience market for simple, refreshing, packaged water.
Where is Boxed Water from?
Boxed Water Is Better, LLC is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based company (we love it here).
I see that you're part philanthropic project, where does the money go to?
We're still figuring out which foundations we'll be donating to, but we've committed 10% of the profits will be going to water foundations, and another 10% of our profits will be going to forestation foundations. Please stay tuned to our site as we'll be updating where our donations will be landing after we reach profitability.
Did you know tap water is better for the earth when compared to your packaged water?
Yes. Our goal has two parts: First, create a product for a growing market (bottled water) that lessens the environmental impact and gives back a bit - which simply makes us 'better' as we say, and a step in the right direction. Second, Boxed Water Is Better is an ever growing and adapting project. R&D is core to everything we do and we've committed to constantly exploring new technology to lessen the impact of the portable water market while always giving back.