This product from US company Drink Simple is the first maple water to be packaged in combidome, furthering its sustainability endeavors as carton packaging maintains a high content of renewable raw wood material.
The composite from which the carton pack is made, from the base to the dome, contains around 75% paper board, which is made from renewable raw wood material.
Kate Weiler, founder/CEO, DRINKmaple, said its maple water provides naturally sweet hydration, in addition to nutritional benefits not found in other drinks.
The ‘clean’, single-ingredient label product is low calorie, non GMO, naturally alkaline 7.4 PH, and certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI).
For those with dietary preferences, the beverage offers a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo option that has half the sugar of coconut water and more manganese than a cup of kale.
“We set out to bring this delicious, better-for-you beverage option to consumers everywhere, and we strived to do so sustainably,” added Weiler.
“This extends beyond our product processing, but also to our packaging.”
Maple water is naturally nutritious, containing 46 polyphenols, antioxidants, prebiotics, minerals, and electrolytes.
Carton carbon footprint
Weiler said contrary to associations with maple as a thick, golden-brown indulgent topping for breakfast foods, maple water is thin, clear sap directly from the tree in its natural state.
It is 98% water, and only after processing where the liquid is boiled down does it transform into the familiar sweet syrup. It is not maple syrup mixed with water.
SIG carton packs offer the smallest carbon footprint compared to alternative types of packaging.
Its combidome cartons are manufactured using raw cardboard made of pulp from trees in forests that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) displayed with the FSC label on each pack. Its closure is also recyclable.