Plant-based Carton

The pack that grows back

WATERBOX cartons have one of the lowest co2 footprints of all beverage packaging types in Australia. The same functionality as plastic but with a significantly reduced carbon footprint. On average, WATERBOX is 10x lighter than glass bottles resulting in less trucks on our roads reducing the impact on the environment. WATERBOX also has up to 40% less impact on climate change than traditional bottled water across its entire life-cycle. Let’s drink to that!

Why plant-based?

There are many reasons why we went plant-based. Unfortunately, plastics are usually made from Petroleum oil, which releases co2 in the atmosphere increasing the threat of global warming. By using plant-based materials it enables an increase of the renewability of our cartons. WATERBOX cartons are made of 88% renewable material meaning it is the pack that grows back!

The story of plant-based packaging

Sustainable sugarcane from large plantations, far from rainforests absorbs co2 from the atmosphere as it grows. Juice is extracted from the sugarcane, fermented and distilled to produce ethanol. Ethylene is created from the ethanol and is then made into polyethylene, which is then turned into caps.

Even our ink is water-based

The majority of the inks used by WATERBOX are water based. Water based inks are considered to have less environmental impact than solvent based inks.

Thermal qualities

Our studies show WATERBOX plant-based cartons have thermal qualities that protect the water inside from harmful chemicals being released when left in the heat.

Supported by:

WATERBOX is supported by FSC, a Globally recognised certification granted by Forest Stewardship Council TM. FSCTM’s mission is to promote the environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, economically viable management of the world’s forests.

WATERBOX is also a member of Bonscuro, a global non-for-profit organisation that promotes sustainable production, processing and trade of sugarcane.