“Lighter on the planet” – Carton & Co. Taste water wellness in Splendour Box this May.
Plastic Pollution is one of the biggest environmental issues of our time. Carton & Co, a company passionate about sustainability has designed a simple, yet effective solution for one of our basic life essentials – water in an ecofriendly, resealable, recyclable, BPA free carton.
PLASTIC POLLUTION STATS by Marine Conservation Australia
• Almost 90% of the marine debris found on Sydney’s beaches is plastic, mostly bottles, caps and straws.
• Australians buy 600 million liters of bottled water a year.
• We use 10 million plastic bags a day (that’s 3.9 billion plastic bags a year)!
Owner of Carton & Co, Cindy, shares her story on how the idea of bottling water in a recyclable carton came about.
A few years ago, I was juggling part-time work, studying at University and raising a young family. Although I preferred refillable containers, at the time I was often out and about and needing to buy water for myself or for our children and there simply wasn’t any alternative to plastic for us (glass and children don’t mix). I knew about the health and environmental problems with plastic and didn’t want to give my children water from plastic bottles. I am always looking for healthier alternatives for our family. At the same time, I had seen the carton water concept overseas and thought it would be a great, more sustainable product that we should make here in Australia. Do with friends and family we started Carton & Co.
Tell us more about your packaging and water.
Our cartons are the most sustainable packaging we could find on the market that were also able to be resealed. We are constantly trying to make them even more eco-friendly, we have a new cap style with less plastic than the original caps and we have plans to make the current caps better too – we want to keep working to make this product the best it can be.
Our water is a pure water and tats different to a mineral water. Many people who have grown up drinking rainwater will recognise the clean, crisp, lighter taste.
Carton & Co distributes their water to stockists nationally so head over to their website to see if there is a stockist near you and support a business that is making a positive contribution to our planet!