Plastic Straw Bans: When Regulation Goes Too Far

Plastic Straw BansYou know how some corporations and municipalities have banned (or are thinking about banning) disposable plastic straws? Yeah, so…about those straw bans. There is definitely more than one side of the story to consider.

Ok, so there’s plastic pollution. That’s a fact. Straws are plastic, and they’re certainly turning up in oceans, lakes, and other waterways. So, for people who want to see humans consume less plastic, straws are a pretty easy target.

Estimates vary as to how much plastic straw pollution is out there. One report suggests they make up more than 7% of the plastics found in the U.S. by piece. There’s also a stat floating around about how Americans use over 500 million plastic straws a day. Know where this came from? A 9-year-old boy’s telephone poll (from 2011). It goes without saying that there’s major scientific uncertainty over THAT number! Continue reading

Rubberized Insulated Sports Bottle: The Best of the Best

Rubberized Insulated Sports BottleHere at Bulletin Bottle we really do hand-pick our items before putting them on the site. Sometimes, a bottle (or tumbler) comes along that we unanimously love SO much that we can’t stop talking about it. In the case of our Rubberized Insulated Sports Bottle, we went so far as to do a small run with OUR logo on it. We love it that much! Then Deborah graciously offered to write a staff review, so we’re sharing what she (well, what we ALL) think!

Deborah said, “This is the perfect bottle for business travelers or campers alike!” This bottle is kind of a hybrid, as it can be referred to as either a tumbler or a bottle. Either way, it’s got a classy, sleek design, which is universally appealing. Continue reading

Eimskip, Shipping Containers, and Portland, Maine (Oh My!)

Recently, I had the awesome opportunity to tour Eimskip, a major transportation company that serves the Northern Atlantic. I was very interested to see how Portland, Maine (our home turf!) has become an integral part of international trade and learn more about how Bulletin Bottle is impacted by businesses like Eimskip.

Eimskip was founded in 1914 and runs a network of 63 offices in 20 countries and operates a fleet of 22 vessels. Not too shabby! Their presence in Portland is large and proud. Continue reading

Stainless Insulated Tumbler with Straw: Taking Wholesale Water Bottles to a New Level!

Wholesale Water Bottles Stainless Insulated Tumbler
When your iced drink needs to be VERY cold!

Have you seen our newest category of custom tumblers? They take buying wholesale water bottles to a whole new level. Gone are the days of only having bike bottles and squeeze bottles to choose from when considering a bulk water bottle purchase. There’s still a very definite place for those type of bottles, but options have grown a lot over the years to include high end, retail inspired designs.

A great addition to that category is our classically designed Stainless Insulated Tumbler with Straw. We think this is going to be (one of) this year’s hottest items. As recently as Monday night, we saw two celebrities using this same style to drink from during a popular television show! Continue reading

Why Don’t You Sell USA Made Stainless Steel Water Bottles?

USA made water bottlesHere’s the low-down on one of our most often asked questions, and we sure do wish the answer was better: We don’t sell them because they just don’t exist.

It’s true. On a regular basis, we scour our sources and turn over every rock for one–just ONE!–USA made stainless steel water bottle. Every lead ends in China.

We dream about the day that we can shout from the rooftops that we’ve hit gold and found a USA made stainless bottle. But, the logistics and costs involved with manufacturing a stainless bottle here in America are seemingly too high for factories to overcome. So, we might actually never see the day. Continue reading

H2go Mali Tumbler with Straw and a Lunch Bag: A Great Pairing!

Tritan Water Bottle h2go MaliWater bottles and lunch bags. A more perfect pairing has never been…Oh, ok. That’s taking things a little far. But they DO play well together. Speaking of playing well, our staff tester recently discovered that our h2go Mali Tumbler with Straw works great with a particular lunch bag on Bulletin Bag, and she was so excited to share what she discovered!

Our staff tester started out using the stylish Tritan water bottle for a standalone product review, but stumbled upon the fact that it fits perfectly inside Bulletin Bag’s Folding Lunch Bag! She decided to do a joint review since ultimately she tested both items together. Continue reading

h2go Bottle Bottle: Staff Review

h2go Bottle BottleThe h2go Bottle Bottle was born, in part, from the huge popularity of the Thermal Insulated Water Bottle h2go Force. It wraps up the stylish features of that bottle into a package of Tritan water bottle goodness—and creates a trendy bottle that is accessible to clients with lower budgets, but it doesn’t skimp on details. This staff review focuses on this great bottle.

This eye-catching bottle has some really high-end finishes that make it a very nice vehicle for your messaging. It features a stainless steel threaded lid and base. The added metal to the base looks cool, to be sure, but it also adds a level of protection against drops. Utility meets design in the best way! Continue reading

H2GO Swig Insulated Bottle: Staff Review

h2go Swig Insulated BottleNothing matches the value of putting your organization’s branding on a retail water bottle. That’s why we offer several from Camelback and Contigo. However, buying a brand name bottle comes at a premium, so that’s where our h2go water bottles comes in. The line offers on-trend designs, high quality, and a lower price. The h2go Swig Insulated Bottle, the focus of this staff review, retains hugely popular retail styling—and quality—but with budget-consciousness in mind.  Continue reading

Large Stainless Steel Tumbler: Staff Review

Large Stainless Steel TumblerAre you looking for an alternative to our copper insulated—but EXPENSIVE!—retail-inspired custom tumblers? The Large Stainless Steel Tumbler might be just what you’re seeking!

Just because an item is less expensive does not mean it’s poorly constructed, however. This tumbler has kept the details that matter intact! The exterior comes in all the most popular colors, and is made from stainless steel. It’s more lightweight than our higher-end tumblers, and that’s because its lined in colored, BPA-free plastic and is not copper vacuum insulated. Continue reading

H2Go Two Tone Glass Water Bottle: Staff Review

h2go Two Tone Glass Water BottleGlass water bottles are both stylish and practical. They’re made from sustainable raw materials and glass doesn’t alter the taste of its contents, which makes it the perfect vessel for those who enjoy “pure” tasting water. Our h2go Two Tone Glass Water Bottle is our most popular glass option, so it made sense for us to do an extended road test on this one. Here’s what we think! Continue reading

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