A dash of sustainable 'wonky' seltzer

Thursday, 02 December, 2021

A dash of sustainable 'wonky' seltzer

Dash Water has recently launched its ‘wonky fruit’ infused sparkling waters into the Australian market.

Created by Jack Scott and Alex Wright in 2017, Dash Water earned the London duo a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

The drinks are said to contain three simple ingredients: water, bubbles and wonky fruit, containing no sugar, sweetener or calories.

Why wonky fruit you may ask?

Dash is a certified B Corporation that makes use of the wonky, bent, crushed, curved, knobbly, misshapen, imperfect fruit and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. Research suggests that reducing food waste is the third most effective weapon we have in the fight against climate change.

Scott was asked to speak at COP26 in Glasgow, where he joined a panel debate about B-Corp status, its benefits and the need for more businesses to become B-Corp certified.

The rigorous B-Corp application process established Dash Water’s socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency, as well as enshrining their commitment to ‘purpose beyond profit’.

“We are absolutely thrilled to share Dash Water with our friends Down Under. Tapping into the Australian market is an integral part of our mission to reduce food waste and hero wonky fruit that otherwise would be left behind,” Scott said.

Local production is also important to the company; the brand’s recyclable cans are manufactured locally in Victoria, while the product itself is created using Australian spring water.

According to a company spokesperson, Dash will be entirely produced on Australian shores by the end of summer — including sourcing fruit from local farmers, which may help us tackle our own food wastage issues here in Australia.

Flavours include lemon, cucumber, raspberry and peach.

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