It’s National Recycling Week! This is a great opportunity to highlight sustainable habits in your organization, or to start incorporating more sustainable practices into your everyday routine! We know the importance of reducing our footprint and single-use plastic use, and this week is a great time to celebrate the progress we’ve made while recognizing the room we all have for improvement. Custom recycled water bottles are the perfect promotional product for an organization who values sustainability and wants to provide their audience with something that is aligned with their values. Continue reading
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Recycled Plastic: Is It Safe to Use in Water Bottles?
There’s been a lot of talk lately about recycled plastic and whether it’s safe to use with food and beverages in our homes. This type of topic can be confusing, as there’s inconsistent information around the internet and it’s hard to tell what’s what! Everyone wants to ensure their products are safe to use, but as a consumer it can be difficult to figure out which products actually are. Well, safety is our #1 priority here at Bulletin Brands, so we wanted to dive deeper into this topic to set your mind at ease. We always want to make sure our products are exceeding any and all safety standards. (Spoiler alert: they are!) Continue reading
Water Bottle Materials: A Basic Breakdown
When you think of a reusable water bottle, you’re probably not thinking about the material it’s made out of. The material that these bottles are made will change the function that each bottle has! Not all bottles are made with the same function in mind. Some water bottle materials are equipped to carry hot liquids. Some only carry cold options. With all the options, it’s good to know the difference.
Knowing the difference in water bottle materials will help you narrow down your options! With so many options it’s hard to decide. We’re here to help you understand what makes each material different. Every material is unique, so the best way to tell what you’ll like is by doing some research. Let us help you! Below we’re breaking down each material and why we love them! That way you can choose the best bottle for you. Continue reading
Custom Recycled Water Bottles – Taking Environmental Responsibility Through Upcycling
Consumers in America use billions of single use plastic bottles every year. Even with the proper recycling methods, this trend causes millions of pounds of plastic to end up in our landfills or shipped to China to produce polyester materials. Reusable plastic water bottles are far better than single use ones, but if they are made from newly sourced plastic, they do still contribute to the problem. In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, one of Bulletin Bottle’s factories is working to find a more eco-friendly method of production.
We’ve Added More than 15 New Custom Water Bottles!
Whew! During the past two months, we have added more than 15 new items to our website, which means your choices for custom water bottles have grown by more than 25%!
We try hard to listen to what is important to you and find products that address those wants and needs, while maintaining our commitment to social responsibility and child (and adult!) safety. But we can’t hear you if you don’t speak up! So be sure to fill out our survey, whether your buy from us or not. You could win a Starbucks card, true, but your feedback really does help drive new water bottle selections!
So, what have you been telling us?? Well, you don’t want to see basically the same water bottle over and over on the same site. You want different options, designs, materials, and colors, vetted by our staff, that will bring your branding project to life. Continue reading
Custom Printed Bottles: How to Recycle Them (Eventually)
Let’s face the hard reality: Some day you may have to get rid of some water bottles. Maybe you’re moving and need to lighten your load. Perhaps they’ve come to the end of their life span. Or—gasp—you just don’t like a certain water bottle and want to ditch it.
Wait! Don’t throw away your unwanted custom printed bottles. Find out how or if they can be recycled. Yes, you can likely recycle those poor bottles, furthering their sole purpose of decreasing plastics waste (you know, the reason you first switched to reusable bottles in the first place).
So how do you figure this out? Easy…just use the SPI’s resin ID coding system. Huh? What the…? Let us explain: Continue reading
Top Ten Customized Water Bottles of 2014
Customized water bottles are meant to be just that—custom. No two projects are created equally. So we at Bulletin Bottle [.com] were somewhat surprised to see that in 2014, time and again our clients gravitated towards the same bottles.
Like each customer’s project, these water bottles each have unique characteristics. However, they share one commonality: they are, by far, the most popular customized water bottles of 2014.
Water Bottles Made from Recycled Materials? Yep, We’ve Got Those (and they’re made in the USA)!
Bulletin Bottle is proud to offer specific water bottles made from recycled materials in the USA!
Among the 24 colors in the Squeeze Water Bottle Colors collection are three Eco color options that are made from 100% recycled materials. For more information on the Squeeze Water Bottle line, read our blog or visit the Squeeze Water Bottle Colors product page.
Remember that, even if these recycled water bottle options meet your specific needs, choosing any reusable water bottle is ALWAYS more eco friendly than a disposable bottle!
Taiwan Group Using Plastic Bottle Waste to Make a Difference
Taiwan’s largest charity, Tzu Chi Foundation, has found a way to make a difference with plastic bottle waste.
The foundation runs 5,400 recycling stations across Taiwan with the help of more than 76,000 volunteers. They work through a13-step process that turns plastic bottle waste into blankets, which are in turn used for relief use—both at home and abroad. Since 2007, they have distributed nearly half a million blankets.
For the volunteers in charge of crushing the plastic bottles, who are from two nearby nursing homes for the mentally ill, the recycling work has also become part of their therapy.
Taiwan started recycling plastic more than a decade ago and today it boasts more than 70% recycling rates, according to the Environmental Protection Administration.
Recycled Plastic Water Bottles Are Charging Cell Phones
Motorola has developed a universal battery pack that uses recycled plastic water bottles. That’s right, 25% of its P793 charger’s external housing is comprised of recycled post-consumer water bottles!
We hope you’re using reusable plastic water bottles, but if you DO happen to have a pesky disposable bottle laying around, be sure to properly recycle it so as to give it a chance help keep your battery from dying! Yes, it might be a long shot, but it’s pretty cool to think about.
The more recycled plastics are used by manufacturers, the less virgin plastic material that gets produced. That translates to less toxins going into the air and into the ground, and a cleaner, greener environment as a result. But, if everyone used reusable water bottles, this would be a nonissue to begin with!
For more information about the charger, visit Motorola’s web site.