Our cartons are a recyclable, plant-based alternative to plastic bottles. We believe drinking water out of cartons instead of plastic bottles is better. If you keep reading, you’ll learn why.
Postevand has the most plant-based packaging in the water aisle — totalling 96,6% - 96,9% plant-based materials. This means the majority of our cartons start out as plants: trees for the paper and plant-based plastics for the cap. More plant-based materials means less packaging from extracted fossil fuels.
Certified good wood
Our carton is made with wood fibre that comes from sustainable Nordic forestry and other controlled sources. That means it’s FSC® certified and produced using the most stringent and credible standards available.
A smaller footprint
Our Life Cycle Assessment shows that the 0,5L Postevand carton significantly outperforms similarly sized plastic bottles in terms of its impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The carton’s flattened shape also enables more efficient transport and distribution.
Renewable and fully recyclable
Our packaging is naturally circular in two ways: it’s made from renewable, sustainably sourced materials — and it’s recyclable. That means it can be turned into new products once it's life as a Postevand carton is over.
100% Danish tap water and plant-based packaging. Danish tap water is recognised as some of the world's best drinking water. At least 96% of our carton originates as plants. The result: a packaging that starts with plants and ends with lower climate impact.
Postevand means tap water in Danish. Because that’s what our water is. Culturally there tends to be an assumption that bottled water is superior water, but the truth is most Danish ‘spring’ or ‘mineral’ water is simply groundwater. Just like tap water.
The tap water we use comes from a public water treatment plant near Thise in Central Jutland, Denmark. We have chosen this location solely because it’s close to our production facilities. Realistically, wherever you are in Denmark, you’re within short distance to some of the world’s best drinking water.
Magnesium: 2,2 mg/L
Natrium: 26 mg/L
Calcium: 67 mg/L
Danish tap water
Culturally we tend to assume that bottled water is superior to what we get from the tap. But the truth is in Denmark we have some of the cleanest tap water in the world, so there’s no good reason to drink anything else.
FSC® certified cardboard
The carton is made with wood fibre originating from sustainable Nordic forestry according to the most stringent and credible standards available, creating a strong carton from materials that grow back.
Plant-based plastic cap
The cap is made based on pine tree oil, which is a left over from the paper making process. Postevand cartons, and all materials in it, can be recycled including the cap and lining.
Lower climate impact compared to plastic bottles
A Postevand 500ml carton has 17.7% lower climate impact compared to a standard plastic bottle made from 100% recycled plastic. This includes all emissions associated with the production, transportation, use, and end of life of the product. Proof that a small change can make a big difference.
The life cycle assessment (LCA) of Postevand was conducted by Anthesis, the world's largest group of dedicated sustainability experts. The assessment report has undergone third-party review and was performed in compliance with ISO standards 14040 and 14044.
Carbon footprint of full life cycle
Plastic bottle (rPET)