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Kids Water Bottles: LL Bean Product Recall Information

kids water bottle recall from LL Bean
These kids water bottles from LL Bean were recently recalled (these are NOT Bulletin Bottle water bottles).

The recent kids water bottle recall announced by LL Bean hammers home the importance of product safety—whether in the promotional products industry or in everyday shopping trips. It also reinforces Bulletin Bottle’s strict policy on child safety, and reminds us all of why this is in place.

This week, approximately 6,700 kids water bottles, sold exclusively at outdoor retail giant L.L. Bean, are being recalled because of lead concerns, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CPSC said the lead solder at the exterior base of the bottle contains high levels of lead. The recall involves five styles of insulated water bottles with printed graphics meant to appeal to children.  Continue reading

BPA Free Bottles: Still the Best Option

BPA Free Bottles WholesaleBPA has been a regular player in consumer products for more than 40 years, and for at least ten of those years its safety has also been questioned. This week, yet another study has been published about exposure to and negative effects of BPA—this time in canned foods. It again reinforces the importance of choosing only BPA free bottles for your drinking water.

The study suggests that certain canned foods have higher concentrations of BPA than others. The researchers found that people who consumed one canned food item in the past day had about 24% higher concentrations of BPA in their urine compared with those who had not. Continue reading

Why You Want BPA Free Plastic Water Bottles

fotter-icon-bpa-free-444Bulletin Bottle [.com] features a hand-picked selection of custom water bottles. But, did you know that we only carry BPA free plastic water bottles on our website?

But, what is BPA and why should you care about that? BPA stands for Bisphenol A. It’s an industrial chemical that has been used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins since the ‘60s. Continue reading

College Student’s Nonprofit: Buy a Water Bottle, Give a Water Bottle

11076211_1616150258616138_3774677199997475764_nWhen Sasha Meyer was a high school senior in Southern California, she worked at a homeless shelter. The shelter was unable to provide enough water bottles to satisfy the needs of its clients, so Sasha decided to help.

She got plastic water bottles, wrote kind quotes and messages on them, and distributed them on her own.

Sasha wanted to continue her project when she left for college at the University of Notre Dame, so when she was a freshman she presented the idea to the University’s social impact club. They approved it, and her nonprofit organization, The Heartening, was born.  Continue reading

Personalized Water Bottles Take On New Meaning at Marathon

Boston_Athletic_Association_-_BAA_orgToday is the third Monday in April and if you’re living in New England, as we are, you know what that means: Marathon Monday. The Boston Marathon is steeped in tradition dating back to 1857, but did you know that personalized water bottles have become a pre-race tradition of sorts within the elite running community?

From pipe cleaners to glitter, rhinestones to feathers, tape and glue—elite runners gather pre-race to adorn their water bottles.

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Reusable Water Bottle Fill Stations: San Francisco Businesses Join Forces

SFO Bottle fillerLast year, San Francisco strengthened its eco-conscious stance by passing an ordinance banning the sale of plastic water bottles on city-owned property. The measure, dovetailed with the city’s plastic bag ban, takes aim at single-use plastics in the city.

We’re actually not sure why anyone would opt out of using a reusable water bottle, as San Francisco has some of the best water in the world. It originates from pristine snowmelt in Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. Unlike bottled water, the city’s tap water costs less than half a penny per gallon, is quality tested over 100,000 times a year, and goes straight to the tap!

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Is the Drink Up Campaign Bad for Our Environment?

1176247_163711623835029_406430081_nHave you heard of Michelle Obama’s Drink Up initiative? Well, it launched about a year ago as a collaboration with Partnership for a Healthier America and promotes water consumption with kids.

Of course, we think this is a powerful, positive movement. BUT organizers have joined forces with the American Beverage Association to help get the message out and make water “hip” with America’s youth. Do you see the problem? If you guessed that tap water isn’t a product offered by the American Beverage Association, you’re right.

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Why Is National Park Service Slow to Adopt Plastic Water Bottle Bans?

In 2010, we told you about Colorado National Monument’s ban on the sale of disposable water bottles. What we didn’t tell you is that the ban nearly fell apart in the eleventh hour. Dasani Water made a big push to stop the ban—and almost succeeded—just days before it was to go into effect.
At the same time, National Park Service abandoned its plan to end disposable water product sales in 75 percent of all visitor facilities by 2016. Continue reading

World Oceans Day 2013 is Coming

The Eleventh Annual World Oceans Day is coming! On June 8, join millions of people around the world to celebrate the water that links us all.

Ocean_Conservancy_Ocean_TrashSince 2002, The Ocean Project and The World Ocean Network have worked together to coordinate events worldwide. World Oceans Day encourages individuals to think about what the ocean means to them, and how it can be conserved for future generations. When we learn how our daily actions affect the ocean and its inhabitants, we can begin to make changes—even small modifications to everyday habits—that will benefit the ocean.

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