Water bottles are filling up our landfills to the tune of approximately 30 million every day. Instead of recycling their plastic water bottles people find it easier to just drop it into their garbage cans. It’s estimated that only 14% of plastic bottles are recycled.
The state of Michigan decided to do something about this and is boxing up the Minnesota water. This water is a purified water that’s filtered through carbon, is safe to drink and tastes like bottled water. The “Boxed Water is Better” project came into the world on March 13, 2009, although the idea was born in April of 2008. The company is expecting to grow, but for now the consumer is only able to get the boxed water in select areas of Michigan and Chicago. The company is also helping the foundations for water relief by donating their profits of 20%. Several truckloads of empty plastic bottles is the equivalent to only a small percentage of one truck of boxed water containers.
The boxes that the water comes in, in the “Boxed Water is Better” project, are about 85% trees, which is ecologically better for the environment. The forests that these trees come from are certified and new trees are replanted in place of the trees that are removed. The boxes that the water is placed in are able to be recycled as well.
Not only does some of the profit from the “Boxed Water is Better” project go to the water relief fund, but also an additional percentage is given to plant more trees through reforestation foundations.
Given the above information, you decide. There hasn’t been enough time to really see some hard facts like if boxed water will be better for your health than the plastic bottles, but I guess time will tell.
If boxed water was available in your area would you take that over bottled water?