As consumers have been inundated with such novelty items as blessed water and bottled tap water, it's hardly surprising to hear that the latest fad to catch on — perhaps in light of upcoming World Water Day — is boxed water. Boxed Water Is Better, the brainchild company behind the idea, bills itself as "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious."
Because it's made from sustainably harvested trees and ships flat, the water has a lower carbon footprint than bottled water. The company also donates 20 percent of its profits to water relief and reforestation foundations. I think the concept is a great one, although I have to wonder, wouldn't drinking filtered water from the tap be best for the environment?