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.





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!