Fiji Water was started by a Canadian named David Gilmour in 1996, by his company Natural Waters of Viti Ltd. The company’s headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California.
Fiji Water is bottled water sourced from an artesian aquifer in Viti Levu, one of the major islands of Fiji. These water bottles are available in 330 ml, 500 ml, 1 liter and 1.5 liter bottles that are shipped overseas.
In 2006, Fiji Water had some controversy. They ran an advertisement stating “The label says Fiji because it’s not bottled in Cleveland”. The Cleveland Water Department was insulted and decided to run a comparison test of Fiji’s bottled water to Cleveland’s tap water. The reports concluded that Fiji’s bottled water had 6.31 micrograms of arsenic per liter, Cleveland’s tap water had none.
Even still, Fiji Water claims to be cleaner than all of its competitors, even stating they are Eco-friendly. This is just untrue. Fiji Water is bottled in plastic bottles that were produced by diesel run generators and exported from China. In addition, the thousands of miles these bottles traveled to bottle Fiji Water isn’t what I would call “green” either.