A new company is promoting its product--water--under the tag line "Boxed Water is Better." But, is it? The water boxed in cartons are being promoted as an environmentally friendly replacement for the plastic water bottle. When asked on their website why we need to buy water when we can get it straight from our tap, the answer was "It’s a good question but I’m not too interested in the answer." The company claims:
Still, there's all that manufacturing and shipping of the carton to be considered, when one could just fill one's own container with municipal tap water.Boxed Water uses containers that are made from trees that come from certified, managed forests. Shaped just like an orange juice or milk carton, the containers are shipped flat to their filling facilities and filled locally with carbon-filtered municipal tap water that’s “simple and refreshing.” This process uses less energy than shipping empty plastic or glass bottles.
Check out what folks are doing to protect the Santa Fe River at this website.