We will open a second production facility in order to bottle closer to where we sell and reduce cross-country full-truckload transportation emissions.
We will open at least one new warehouse in the southeast, near our high-volume sales areas, to reduce small freight transportation emissions.
At Open Water, our goal has always been to provide the most sustainable bottled water option on the planet. Although no bottled water company will ever be as sustainable as simply drinking tap water, the reality is that millions of people still purchase water on-the-go, and hundreds of millions of plastic bottles end up in landfills and oceans every day. We launched Open Water in order to provide a more pragmatic solution to this problem, one that we believe is desperately needed. While it is abundantly clear that our products offer the best end-of-life prospects out of any other option out there (including rPET and cartons), we wanted to do more. We believe that focusing on end-of-life impact is extremely important – after all, there’s no way to undo the damage that a plastic bottle creates if it reaches the ocean – but we recognize that the manufacturing and transportation of our products has a big impact too. We realized that, if we wanted to offer a truly sustainable product, we had to address these emissions too. Becoming Climate Neutral allows us to offer a solution that is better not just after you are done using it, but every step of the way.