"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it."
-Lao Tzu, Philosopher
Q? Why Icebox Water?
A. Icebox Water is your daily solution to great tasting, healthy hydration for you, your family, friends and even Fido.
Icebox water lets you and the earth refresh naturally
- The package is recyclable where facilities are available.
The carton is 74% cardboard and pressed paper. The sprout and cap are made from polyethylene (100% recyclable), NOT PET
- Our Carbon footprint is 74% less than a traditional PET (plastic) bottle
- FREE of BPA. Bisphenol A or BPA, a chemical found some in plastic bottles, food containers, and other consumer goods has growing scientific evidence linking the chemical to a host of health problems including cancer, sexual dysfunction, heart disease and mounting concern regarding the development of fetuses, infants, and young children*
- The ink used on the cartons is vegetable dye based and contains no solvents or wax.
- What is inside the box counts too – Our water has no “enhancements”, simply pure, clean, water bottled at the source in Canada
Q? Where is the water from?
A. Icebox water is bottled at source in True North Springs in Notre Dame Bay, Canada. This pristine environment sparkles under the Northern Lights, with towering icebergs floating off the coast, and evergreens flourishing in the dense forests that grow to the rugged coastline, a source far from the effects of industry and contamination. Open a box of Icebox and you can almost smell the fresh breeze with the scents of the fresh wilderness.
Q? Is the water alkaline or acidic?
A. The water is neutral, or soft, with a pH of 7.4 (a pH of 7 is considered neutral, a pH of less than 6.5 is considered acidic and a pH greater than 8.5 is considered alkaline).
Q? Does the box have any wax on the outside?
A. No, no wax whatsoever…The coating is by design to provide a further moisture barrier to insure the integrity of the package. The exterior has a thin polymer coating.
Q? How long has Icebox been available?
A. Icebox was originally introduced in 2007. In 2014 we located a perfect source in Canada which greatly reduced our carbon footprint as we are no longer shipping from Norway. In this same year we refreshed our packaging so it can sit aesthetically on your desk, in your briefcase, or lunch box, reflecting the beauty of Canada and the pristine source.
Q? What is silver lining? Is it Aluminum?
A. This is a thin aluminum film, which is the layer that gives the product its water tight integrity.
Q? How can it be recycled?
A. Icebox Water containers are Recyclable where facilities are available.
After cartons are collected curbside, they are taken to a materials recycling facility to be sorted and baled. The bales of recycled cartons are then shipped to paper mills, where cartons are mixed with water in a gigantic blender to extract all the paper fiber from the lining and aluminum. The aluminum film left over from the shelf-stable cartons and the lining left over from refrigerated cartons can be used in different ways.
The recycled carton paper fibers are a valuable resource for making new products. What recycled cartons become depends on the area of the country and the mill itself. Some mills recycle cartons into tissues, while others use the paper fibers to make office paper. In some cases, they are even being used as a component material for wall board manufacturing. By recycling, your cartons are put back in business as the items you use everyday!
Q? Do I need to remove the lid and spout before recycling?
A. No, it expedites the process for recycling. You can also re-use the beautiful container to grow plants or dry it to store pens, and other miscellaneous items laying around your kitchen or office.
Q? How can I recycle the lid and spout?
A. While some recycling programs throughout the country will remove the caps themselves, you can remove the lid and spout and place into your plastic recycling bin.
Q? How do I find out if I can recycle this type of carton?
A. Almost all cartons now in production that you will find on the shelf are recyclable. To learn if your community accepts cartons for recycling, please visit RecycleCartons.com or check with your local recycling program.
Q? Can I put the carton on ice?
A. YES! It holds up with no problems.
Q? Can I freeze the carton?
A. It is not a good idea. The carton will in some cases rupture.