Say “no way” to BPA!

24 08 2009

There has been some media attention recently regarding aluminum water bottles and their link to the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA is an endocrine disruptor and can mimic the body’s own hormones, which may lead to negative health effects if it is ingested in high doses. You may be aware that the chemical BPA is commonly used in disposable plastic bottles, plastic sports bottles and can also be found in the liners of aluminum cans and bottles.

On August 19th, 2009, aluminum bottle manufacturers Sigg and Laken acknowledged that bottles manufactured by their company prior to August, 2008 were knowingly lined with an epoxy-resin containing the harmful chemical BPA. At Green Bottle™, we feel stainless steel is a much better option than aluminum for food related consumer goods.

The benefits of a stainless steel bottles far outweighs those of aluminum bottles. While the properties of both metals can be safe for consumer products, aluminum tends to transfer taste and smells when used for liquid storage. Because of this, our competitors use a plastic lining to reduce the absorption of taste and smell from certain liquids. Typically this lining is plastic which may contain chemicals like BPA that have shown to leech into food or liquids.

We would like to take this time to reassure you that every Green Bottle™ is made of 18/8 #304 food grade stainless steel and has ALWAYS been 100% BPA free as clearly stated on all our packaging.

At Green Bottle™, we have always offered full transparency and have marketed our consumer products with honesty and integrity. We have published our quality assurance tests to the public and continue to test our consumer products on a monthly basis due to our high standards.

Many other bottle companies are responding to the news linking Sigg and Laken to BPA by expressing their concern for the consumer and singing the praises of their product. While we also believe our brand is better for the consumer, we’d like to do something more to improve this unfortunate situation. We want to put a stainless steel Green Bottle™ in your hand.

Buy any Green Bottle™ from our Green Bottle™ store as a replacement for your Sigg (or any other aluminum or plastic bottles) and get one Green Bottle™ free. This offer is valid until September 22, 2009 or until we have given away 100,000 Green Bottles. When you place your order, please use Special Offer Code – B1G1.





New Bottles

30 06 2009

INTRODUCING…

Officially Licensed Collegiate Green Bottles!

Show your school spirit with our great new line of bottles featuring many Colleges and Universities!

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The Collegiate bottles should be here in September ’09! Please continue checking this blog for news and updates.





Something to think about

3 06 2009

Here is an interesting article from treehugger.com

A World of Reasons to Ditch Bottled Water  by Union of Concerned Scientists on 7.9.07 

Bottled water manufacturers’ encourage the perception that their products are purer and safer than tap water. Bottled water can cost up to 10,000 times more per gallon than tap water. But the reality is that tap water is actually held to more stringent quality standards than bottled water, and some brands of bottled water are just tap water in disguise. What’s more, our increasing consumption of bottled water—more than 22 gallons per U.S. citizen in 2004 according to the Earth Policy Institute—fuels an unsustainable industry that takes a heavy toll on the environment.

Approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil—enough to run 100,000 cars for a whole year—are used to make plastic water bottles, while transporting these bottles burns even more oil. The growth in bottled water production has increased water extraction in areas near bottling plants, leading to water shortages that affect nearby consumers and farmers. In addition to the millions of gallons of water used in the plastic-making process, two gallons of water are wasted in the purification process for every gallon that goes into the bottles. Nearly 90 percent of water bottles are not recycled and wind up in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose.

So the next time you feel thirsty, forgo the bottle and turn to the tap. Because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for tap water are more stringent than the Food and Drug Administration’s standards for bottled water, you’ll be drinking water that is just as safe as, or safer than, bottled. If, however, you don’t like the taste of your tap water or are unsure of its quality, you can buy a filter pitcher or install an inexpensive faucet filter to remove trace chemicals and bacteria. If you will be away from home, fill a reusable bottle from your tap and refill it along the way; travel bottles with built-in filters are also available.

All the more reason to use your Green Bottle everyday!





Green Spring Cleaning

20 05 2009

Spring has sprung!  Unfortunately, along with spring also comes spring cleaning. This year, clean your home with products that are safe for the environment (and your wallet). It is not necessary to spend a lot of money on harsh, chemical cleaners. You can use simple, natural ingredients to make your home shine!

Three great ingredients to have on hand are lemons, baking soda and white vinegar.

Lemons are effective against many household bacteria. Baking soda is a great deodorizer and cleaner and wonderful for making a cleaning paste. Vinegar is a good grease cutter, mildew remover and all purpose cleaner.

-To easily clean your garbage disposal, cut half a lemon into pieces and run them through the disposal. The lemons will clean the disposal and leave your kitchen with a fresh scent!

-You can use household baking soda as a carpet deodorizer. Sprinkle it on your carpet before you vacuum for added freshness.

Do you have any natural cleaning tips you would like to share? Please leave them in the comments section. Thanks!

*Before applying any cleaning solutions, always spot test a small area if possible.





The Green Bottle Fundraiser Program

12 05 2009

Do you need to raise money for your school, sorority/fraternity, charity, sports team or group?  Are you looking for a refreshing alternative to pizza, wrapping paper, candy, cookie dough or other existing fundraisers? The Green Bottle fundraising program is for YOU! The Green Bottle is a profitable, healthy, reusable and eco-friendly product that your group will enjoy selling. The Green Bottle appeals to all ages and truly makes a difference in all of our lives.

Green Bottle offers you a substantial profit margin. With no up front investment, we will provide you with a customized fundraiser kit that will make your fundraiser truly effortless.

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We would be happy to help you set up a fundraiser. Please contact our fundraising department for more information at 1-866-974-6333 or email fundraising@puresimpleproducts.com

-J

*Green tip of the day: Conserve water by turning off your tap while brushing your teeth or shaving. You can save up to 8 gallons of water a day!





Green Bottle Blog Contest

30 01 2009

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Want a chance to win a free Green Bottle? All you have to do is post a comment below about what you do to help the environment.

A winner will be selected and announced at the end of February using a random number generator. Comments will be assigned a number value in the order they are received so make sure you leave us your email address so we can contact you!

What are some things you can do to help the environment?

Share with us what you do to help the environment for a chance to win a free Green Bottle!

-Julie