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May 4 2021
We now offer fresh Norwegian water in recyclable packaging to our customers in Northern Europe, aiming towards expanding our assortment with more and more green alternatives.
We are still in the early phase of our sustainability journey, but now we offer our customers an alternative option to plastic bottles, when sourcing fresh water to those at sea. With recyclable water cartons, made of paper from FSC-certified forests and plant-based polymers from Bonsucro-certified sugar cane, we aim to help reducing the amount of plastic in our oceans.
The water cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, meaning it has been responsibly harvested. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is the pioneers of forest certification with more than 25 years of experience in sustainable forest management.
According to FSC, the demand for forest derived products are highly increasing. Thus, sustainably managing the forests is necessary to combat climate change as the trees help ensuring carbon retention.
The water carton is made from Swedish wood, where the FSC national standards include specific guidelines set within strict criteria to minimize the environmental impact.
Bonsucro-certified sugar cane caps
The caps are made of plant-based polymers from Bonsucro-certified sugar cane, responsibly farmed in the center-south region of Brazil, far away from the Amazon rainforest. Bonsucro is a global multi-stakeholder non-profit organization with more than 15 years of experience promoting sustainable sugar cane production, processing and trade around the world.
The sugar canes regrow fully every year, and they absorb CO2 from the air as they grow, giving them a significantly lower footprint than plastic caps.
If you are interested in knowing more about our partnership with Fresh Water Norway, the fresh water inside the water carton or learn more about the product benefits, click on the links below: