It’s Recycling Day!

Today, Monday November 15, 2010 is America Recycles Day. The goal of the day is to draw attention to recycling as a behavior and as an act. America Recycles Day is one day out of the year to stop and reflect on why it is important to recycle; we want to provide awareness so we start recycling 365 days a year.

  • Paper products make up 40% of all trash and it can all be recycled.
  • Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
  • All soda cans are made from aluminum. If aluminum is recycled, 95% less energy is used than if it were made from scratch. Americans use about 400 cans a year.

To ensure you are doing your part, put an additional trash can next to your garbage specifically for paper or use a reusable water bottle like the Bamboo Bottle Original. One of the easiest ways for you to get involved in sustainability is to recycle. Take the pledge to make a commitment to recycling; it’s a declaration to do more.

If you are unsure how or where to recycle go to Earth911.com and they conveniently find locations near you. Do your part to Keep America Beautiful!

Bamboo Bottle Company Takes Over the Big Apple

With two successful trade show launches under our belt (Outdoor Retailer and Expo East) Bamboo Bottle Company decided it was time to take on the Big Apple last week to flaunt the latest and greatest in reusable water bottles…the Bamboo Bottle Original. Arguably the media hub of the universe, New York City is home to top editors, producers and stylist always on the hunt for the “next big thing” to showcase to eager audiences around the world.

We arrived on Wednesday afternoon to set up in our swanky space located in Manhattan. Kristan Clarke of Rendezvous Events met us with open arms and introduced us to a few of our showroom partners from Dakine, Simple, Black Diamond and Teva.

On Thursday, with a start time of 10 am, the Original was unveiled to a media list that included editors from Vogue, Esquire, ESPN and Women’s Health …just to name a few.

Glass is a no-brainer!

We love what we do, and we love people and organizations that go the extra mile to have their voices heard- especially for important pressing issues, like plastic bottles.

Tapped, a movie that digs deep into the plastic bottled water industry is a perfect example of the actions that The Bamboo Bottle Company praises. Tapped was produced to do one thing. Change people’s perspective toward bottled water. Many believe that drinking water, no matter what the brand, is clean, healthy and refreshing. Think again. In many cases, the water within the bottle is no better than the water from your tap, plus, you drink from a leaching plastic! If this is the case, then why buy bottled water? Why not fill up a reusable bottle and use it day, after day, after day? This is a question that The Bamboo Bottle Company can hopefully help you answer.

Take a quick peek at some of the nauseating facts around plastic bottles:

  • Americans buy 29 billion single-serve bottles of water every year- that’s a lot of plastic!
  • Much of the plastic is being made in petro-chemical plants.
  • The plastic single use bottle usage is one of the biggest problems facing our environment.
  • 60 million single-use drink containers were purchased in 2006, and 3 out of 4 were thrown out directly after use.
  • An estimated 2,480,000 tons of plastic bottles and jars were disposed of in 2008. (EPA)
  • When plastics break down, they don’t biodegrade, they photo-degrade. This means the materials break down to smaller fragments. These readily absorb toxins contaminate soil, waterways, and animals upon digestion.

These facts can be found on http://www.reuseit.com/learn-more/top-facts/plastic-bottle-facts

Ask yourself this: If you want to drink pure, why would you put it into a material that can leach harmful materials?

Drinking from glass is pure. It’s fresh, healthy and clean… at all temperatures! We have set out on this mission to make a better bottle for you to drink from- videos and actions such as Tapped inspire us. For every bottle we sell, are tens of hundreds of plastic bottles that were not used, thrown away and lived the rest of it’s life in a slow, polluted land fill. So, here’s to a clean, glass-lined water bottle that will make you smile when you drink from it. Cheers.

To see a trailer for Tapped, please check out: http://www.tappedthemovie.com