EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011
January 25, 2012

EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011: Find Your Water

Glacia IceBox Pure Arctic Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by Arctic Natural Waters Limited
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F no

LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
Glacia IceBox Pure Arctic Spring Water Label
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Label information: "Rustad spring" "Norway"
Website information: "Rustad Spring in Norway"
Label information: "naturally filtered"
Website information: "water percolate[s] through various layers [of clay, coal, limestone and sand] where it is filtered, cleansed, and enriched with minerals"
What information is on the label? Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
On the label…The freshest, most convenient and friendliest water on the planet! Every box is filled with crisp, clean, pure Scandinavian spring water, rich in naturally occurring minerals that actively nourish the body and mind. The cardboard box is made from a renewable resource and the cap is 100% recyclable. … you get more water with less packaging, and a decreasing impact on the environment. IceBox by Glacia... fresh, functional and friendly to the planet! Bottled at the Rustad source… for Arctic Natural Waters Ltd. Consumer Inquires: [email protected]; www.glacia.co.uk. The Purest Water. Rustad spring is located on a pristine mountainside in beautiful Norway and draws its water from aquifers in sandstone and granite covered with thick moraine deposits from the last ice age. This is a perfect geological structure through which the water slowly percolates and is naturally filtered, cleansed, and enriched before it reaches the bedrock aquifer. The spring water is characterized by stability regarding temperature, mineral balance, and flow and is unaffected by seasonal conditions, always maintaining the highest level of purity and quality. It is hydration that represents the very foundation of health, and the Rustad spring provides us with a soft, sweet, crystal clear water with an unusually well balanced mineral profile....
Green claims/donationsGlacia is a proud sponsor of a variety of Non-profit organizations and their events including: Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure, Food Bank for New York City; Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, Orange Unified School District.

Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • Andronico's Market, Berkeley, CA (14-May-10)
Official website:www.iceboxwater.com

Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
Purification method 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 2.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: no information on label about where to get additional water quality information
Final Grade