Is The Ocean Filled With Plastic?

Yes, but it's not too late! One recycled plastic bag makes a difference! 99 plastic bags doesn't make 100. (Maximenko, 2008)

What is in our Oceans

The Future Has Arrived! Boxed Water!



1)The Boxed Water container is far more sustainable than plastic bottled water. About 76% of the box is from a renewable 
resource, trees. 

2)The trees used to make our box come from certified, well managed forests. These forests remain healthy and stable through ongoing replanting while removing CO2 from

the atmosphere.


3)Our boxes are recyclable. The Carton Council is continuously adding new carton recycling facilities throughout the US. Please visit their site to learn more. 
4)We’ve partnered with 1% For The Planet to help with world water relief, reforestation, and environmental protection projects to help enable a positive impact on humanitarian and environmental efforts. Learn more here.
Their FAQ

First off, why ‘Boxed Water’?

We feel that sustainability and giving back is important. We wanted to start a new water company that has sustainable packaging, gives back to foundations that we feel are important, and has a lower carbon footprint than today’s traditional bottled water.

When is Boxed Water going to be available in my area?

Thanks for your interest! We’re currently working on US and international distribution that will allow us to be in a number of both small and large retailers in all areas. Please stay tuned to our Where to Find Us section.

How long has Boxed Water been around?

Boxed Water was publicly launched on Friday, March 13th, 2009 at our favorite place to grab lunch, the Grand Central Market in downtown Grand Rapids. The idea of Boxed Water was born in April of 2008.

What about tap water and refillable water containers? Aren’t they better?

We use reverse osmosis then carbon filtered purified drinking water from the municipal source at the location of our filling plant. As we grow, our goal is to ship our filled product the shortest distance possible by establishing multiple filling locations near our major metros. We don’t label our product as a “speciality” or “luxury” water – instead we service the convenience market for simple, refreshing, packaged water.

Where is Boxed Water from?

Boxed Water Is Better, LLC is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based company (we love it here).

I see that you’re part philanthropic project, where does the money go to?

We’re still figuring out which foundations we’ll be donating to, but we’ve committed 10% of the profits will be going to water foundations, and another 10% of our profits will be going to forestation foundations. Please stay tuned to our site as we’ll be updating where our donations will be landing after we reach profitability.

Did you know tap water is better for the earth when compared to your packaged water?

Yes. Our goal has two parts: First, create a product for a growing market (bottled water) that lessens the environmental impact and gives back a bit – which simply makes us ‘better’ as we say, and a step in the right direction. Second, Boxed Water Is Better is an ever growing and adapting project. R&D is core to everything we do and we’ve committed to constantly exploring new technology to lessen the impact of the portable water market while always giving back.

Curious, why do you offer to sell your product online?

Good question. Our long term goal is to be available in stores across the nation allowing easy access for our customers. In the meantime, we get a lot of emails from people who would like to purchase our product in areas we’re not yet available in. Allowing online ordering helps customers get our product quickly and spread the message in new areas we want to grow into. Win, win.

Does Boxed Water sponsor parties, events, artists, athletes, etc?

As a general rule, we do not sponsor parties, events, artists, athletes, etc in the traditional sense of financial support. We occasionally donate product to events we find interesting and mutually beneficial for both parties involved. We are still a small company so we do this sparingly. Contact us to learn more.

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All the Different but same Names

Are There Other Names for This ‘Plastic in our Oceans’ Phenomenon?:
Yes! You wouldn’t believe the different titles, names, labels, nicknames, etc… that have been associated with this problem.
If you click on any of these names you will fall on a different page. I did these links to show you how much information there truly is out there about this problem! Yet, for some strange and apparent reason, the majority of the population globally is completely unaware of such an ongoing phenomenon.
Below, I have listed the familiar and not-so-familiar names that relate to this occurrence:

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Those Who Care

For over a decade now we have known about plastic becoming part of the ocean.

The Following Names are Companies who have decided to go Plastic Free:


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Those Who Care

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Is it Real?

Yes, very much so. One of the problems about this phenomenon, is that it has multiple names.

Here are the most common questions about our Plastic Oceans:

“What’s this phenomenon called?”

“Heard there’s plastic in our oceans, is it bad?”

“Can you see it from space?”

“Is it an actual island? where you can physically step on it?”

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“Who cares?”

“Why should I care?”

“Why do you care?”

“Does anyone have solutions?”


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Originally born in Paris, France, Natacha Palay moved to Key West, Florida at the age of 10 years old. Living in the Keys made caring about the ocean and its’ sea life easy. Spreading awareness and creating solutions has become a new culture.

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“Taking action in the future will be too late,

it’s now things must change and get resolved.