Tag Archives: Sustainability

Fold Up Water Bottle Bag: Roll, Stow, and Go!

Fold Up Water Bottle Bag in useOur BPA-free Fold Up Water Bottle Bag is a great travel item. It rolls up and packs away well in a bag, backpack, or four-legged friend’s pack–or clip it anywhere with the included carabiner. Deborah recently took it with her when she traveled to the mountains, where, as she said, “fresh water flows clean”. Deborah commented, “It was easy to just pull out of my daypack, have a good cold sip of mountain water, and roll it back up.” 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.

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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

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

Our Top 6 Water Bottles for College Students

top-6We have lots and lots of clients involved in our future’s higher education. In looking at trends and popular items over the last week, we discovered that a few of our water bottles have a disproportionate following with our college clients! It was so remarkable to see this over one industry that we had to share.

Sustainability departments, university bookstores, and student groups are all working towards reducing plastic waste by offering custom water bottles. We are proud to partner with colleges across the country to provide bottles to students!

So, in no particular order, here are the top six water bottles for college students from our website! Continue reading

Best Promotional Water Bottles: Road Test!

This photo was taken from a car that was chock-full of water bottles!
This photo was taken from a car that was chock-full of water bottles!

I recently traveled across the country with my family—and some of our employees’ favorite water bottles. Two weeks and 3000 miles later, I definitely have an opinion as to what the best promotional water bottles on our site are. My needs may not match yours, but I can say without a doubt that these are my favorites…and are worth every penny! Continue reading

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.
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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