+ Is FIJI Water from Fiji?
One hundred percent of FIJI Water is from a single source in the pristine, tropical Fiji Islands, an archipelago of over 300 islands nestled in the South Pacific, more than 1,600 miles from the nearest industrialised country. It is bottled at the source in the remote Yaqara Valley on the island of Viti Levu.
+ WHAT IS "NATURAL ARTESIAN WATER"?
Artesian water comes from an aquifer; a naturally formed underground chamber consisting of layers of permeable volcanic rock that bears water, overlain by protective, rock that limits the entry of contaminates into the confined aquifer and pressurises the chamber. In order to access the water, the rock barrier must be penetrated by a borehole or the creation of a well.
+ WHAT MAKES FIJI WATER DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WATERS?
FIJI Water is different because of its extraordinary source – a protected artesian aquifer found deep underground in the remote Fiji Islands. This contributes to FIJI Water’s signature soft, smooth taste, and reflects The Nature of Water sourced from an artesian aquifer and untouched until you unscrew the cap.
+ WHAT TYPES OF MINERALS DOES FIJI WATER CONTAIN?
FIJI Water is natural artesian water that has the minerals silica, magnesium, and calcium. Silica is what gives FIJI Water its soft mouth-feel. While calcium and magnesium are essential minerals, high levels of these minerals can give water the distinction of being “hard” as opposed to “soft”.
18Na4.9K18Ca15Mg9.3Cl152HCO93SiO21.3SO4222TDS7.7pH**Typical Analysis in Milligrams per Liter
+ WHAT IS THE PH OF FIJI WATER?
FIJI Water’s pH is 7.7. Pure or purified water has a pH of 7. Drinking and natural water can range in pH due to dissolved minerals and gases. Solutions with a pH of less than 7 are said to be “acidic” and those higher than 7, “alkaline”.
+ WHAT KIND OF PLASTIC DOES FIJI WATER USE TO MAKE THEIR BOTTLES?
FIJI Water’s bottles are made from high-grade PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic, which is designated with the #1 code at the bottom of the bottle. The US FDA approves PET as safe for contact with food and beverages. PET is also fully recyclable and can be transformed into a number of products such as food and beverage packages, apparel, carpet, automotive parts, and construction materials. Please check with your local council to see if PET is recyclable in your area.
+ IS IT SAFE TO CONSUME WATER PACKAGED IN PET BOTTLES?
PET has a broad application in the food and beverage industry, serving as primary packaging for numerous items, including soft drinks, juices, ready-to-drink teas and water as well as food items such as ketchup or peanut butter. PET has been safely used for many years and has met US FDA’s rigorous standards, ensuring its safety as food and beverage container. The US FDA has conducted research reviews and concluded that PET containers do not pose health risk to consumers and do not leach harmful amounts of substances into their contents under foreseeable conditions of use. For more information on PET safety please visit these sites: http://www.napcor.com/PET/pet_faqs.html and http://www.bottledwater.org/health/container-safety.
+ DOES FIJI WATER'S PACKAGING CONTAIN BISPHENOL A (BPA)?
No, FIJI Water packaging is not made with Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical intermediate used to make plastics and resin. FIJI Water bottles have never contained BPA.
+ DOES FIJI WATER COME IN GLASS BOTTLES?
FIJI Water does not come in glass bottles. We bottle our water exclusively in high-grade PET bottles, as that is the optimal packaging that protects the quality of our water (against oxygen migration and carbon dioxide which can effect taste), ensures product safety (no breakage), and minimises environmental impact (lightweight, lower emission during transport and less waste).
+ Does FIJI Water have plans to reduce its carbon footprint in the environment?
FIJI Water is deeply committed to reducing its carbon footprint, such as:
- Investing FJ$5 million (more than $2.2 million USD) on a wide range of energy efficiency initiatives.
- Using microturbine energy generation – the first of its kind in Fiji.
- Producing the majority of packaging – including bottles and caps – on site (which minimizes emissions from the transport of raw materials).
- Sorting and recycling almost all the waste generated at the bottling plant.
+ WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE FOR FIJI WATER?
FIJI Water is best if consumed within two years. The “best by” date can be found on the back of each FIJI Water bottle, beneath the label.
+ WHERE CAN I BUY FIJI WATER?
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