Our commitment to the environment
The Yolngu people have been the custodians of East Arnhem Land for countless generations. Our country is sacred and our connection to it is fundamental to our culture.
So, from the beginning of our plans for Knowledge Water, we have been focussed on how to keep our environmental impact to a minimum.
Pristine water in a cleaner package
In keeping with our deep connection to our land, our pack is predominately made from paperboard from FSC certified renewable sources and has one of the lowest lifecycle carbon footprints of all major packaging formats.
The cap is made from plant-based plastic and the carton is re-usable and recyclable (check with your local council for details). It’s also BPA free.
Before being filled, our cartons are transported flat. And even when fully assembled they are lighter and take up less space than traditional plastic bottles, which reduces energy required for transportation.
A sustainable operation
Once completed, our workshop and office will be powered by solar energy and battery storage. This clean power will also be used to support our community and our school house.
We also plan to offset our carbon emissions entirely by planting trees on our country and contributing to fire management activity in partnership with local ranger groups.