Now Available In a Box!
Now Available In a Box!
Aquabox still mineral water is boxed at source & sold in 500ml paperboard carton boxes. Our main focus is to offer an alternative to water sold in single-use plastic packaging.
Aquabox is endorsed by The Endangered Wildlife Trust.
The Endangered Wildlife Trust has partnered up with Aquabox and a percentage of sales will be donated to them to fund ongoing projects. The Endangered Wildlife Trust is a South African environmental organisation for the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems in Southern Africa.
“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly.
We need millions of people doing it imperfectly!”
(Sugar free infused water in a box)
Four reasons why the paperboard carton is an environmentally superior choice.
The primary raw material for any beverage carton is timber.
The advantage of using paper for packaging is that it is a truly infinite renewable resource. In fact for every 3 trees that are felled to manufacture cartons, another 4 are planted to replace them. Manufactures are checked regularly that all their paperboard supplies are responsibly sourced from sustainable forests. In most cases, Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification and similar traceability initiatives are the benchmark. As a result, they can track their cartons to the plantations where the fibre-board originated
All beverage cartons are 100% recyclable.
Our cartons are made up of 76% paperboard from certified and sustainably managed plantations to give them their form and strength. On the inside, they comprise thin layers of polyethylene and aluminium foil (poly/al) to keep food safe, seal in liquids and protect the contents from external moisture, oxygen and light without refrigeration. The caps on top are made of plastic.
Lower CO2 footprint & less water consumption than alternatives.
Various independent studies, including full life cycle assessments, show that cartons have a lower CO2 footprint & entail less water consumption than alternatives. And there is continued focus to bring more environmental efficiency to both production and distribution processes.
Space efficiency, Light Weight.
The rectangular footprint of the carton provides more space efficiency during transport & storage. In addition, the carton is transported prior to filling as a flat pack, further reducing transport costs and environmental impact. There is one undeniable eco-unfriendly aspect of glass bottles — they’re heavy. The transportation of glass bottles requires significantly more energy than their lightweight counterparts. Glass is fragile, too, so they can’t be packed into a truck as tightly cartons can.