While it’s greenest to stay hydrated with a reusable bottle, sometimes you either forget or you just don’t have a refill option handy. Instead of choosing a plastic bottled water, look for a greener alternative: boxed water. The same paperboard boxes used for milk and juice are now being used to hold water. These boxes are greener because they are 100 percent recyclable, plastic-free and are shipped flat to the facilities that fill them with filtered water, which means less fuel is used to ship more boxes. And many brands that sell boxed water also plant trees to replace the ones used to make the paperboard boxes.
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