2022 AWARD FINALIST
Sponsored by Auckland Council
AWA Alkaline water is sourced from Auckland's Waitemata and packaged in refillable bottles.
In March 2018, the company introduced SWAP A BOTTLE, SWAP A BAG and Wai Water SWAP A CRATE. Customers pay a refundable deposit on the bottle and then it is returned, sterilised, refilled and sold again. AWA bottles can be reused 150 to 300 times.
The initiative has prevented 4.12 million 500ml single use bottles being sent to landfill. The 20 litre cubes are BPA free.
The AWA and Wai Reuse carbon footprint is the lowest of any bottled water company in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is due to the factory being 24 kilometres away from its largest client.