Helping Haiti

2 02 2010

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If you haven’t heard of Direct Relief, check out their site. 100% of all donations for Haiti are going there, not one cent is being spent on advertising or admin fees. Not one cent.

Lots of charities will take your donations for Haiti but a lot of them siphon off money to put towards commercials, ad campaigns, and over-head fees. But Direct Relief is sending all of it to Haiti. 

Direct Relief has also been sending help to Haiti for years, not just in recent times. For all of these reasons we decided to send our help to them so they can pass it along to those in need in Haiti.

It has always been our business practice to help our local and global communities and organizations. We’ve been supporting charities like the Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House and Honor Flight for years, and now we’d like to help those in need in Haiti through Direct Relief. And you get to help too.  Spread hope for Haiti and get your own Green Bottle™.

Image courtesy of UNDP via Flickr
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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.





Green Valentines

9 02 2009

There’s a lot of options for people who want to give out unique valentine’s this year, but what about those who want to be unique and green?

Giving paper cards on valentine’s day has been a habitual activity for generations. Think of all that wasted paper that will be lining trash cans and recycling bins on February 15th.

This year, give your significant other something else. With a Green Bottle™ you can show how much you care about them and the environment.

Check out our website to see all 16 unique designs. There’s something perfect for everyone.

And don’t forget to enter our monthly contest to win a free Green Bottle of your choice!





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