The National Childbirth Trust is currently campaigning to have plastic drinks containers for children clearly labelled with the health risks and, globally, there's widespread controversy over the use of Bisphenol A in these products.
Hove, Sussex, England (PRWEB) August 29, 2008
Available in a range of sizes from the infant 350ml to the big daddy 1000ml, and with accessories such as bottle carrier totes and seriously design-conscious food bags for kids, the Mudpuppy sports Bottle is ideal for anyone who needs a gulp on the go but worries about the effects of plastic on the environment and their health.
Made from stainless steel #304 - which is food hygiene approved and is widely adopted by the food and drinks industries for its sanitary, non toxic properties - the bottles are durable, reusable and can save the user money without eroding ethics. They come equipped with a sports bottle cap but there are a range of alternative tops and sippy caps available. The bottles are guaranteed for six months and prices start at £6.99.
Appealing to children and grown-ups of all ages, the bottles carry the 'Mudpuppy' brand. The Mudpuppy is a fun, aquatic creature that loves clean water. One Green Bottle is planning a nationwide campaign to supply schools and nurseries with BPA free drinking bottles directly and save parent's postage costs. It will be visiting schools and nurseries in England during August to December 08, with a tour of Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Europe planned for 09.
Heather Nicholson, director of One Green Bottle, explains the ethos behind the company. She says: "I was looking for a clean, odourless sports bottle for my son to take to school each day and I couldn't get one in the UK. When I investigated plastics and the alternatives, I became determined to do something positive. Plastic is an overwhelming threat to our environment. As a reformed plastic bottle drinker, I've never felt better since I switched to stainless steel. It saves money, time and effort, tastes purer and I know it isn't manufactured using harmful chemicals."
She adds: "The National Childbirth Trust is currently campaigning to have plastic drinks containers for children clearly labelled with the health risks and, globally, there's widespread controversy over the use of Bisphenol A in these products."
Bisphenol A is an important ingredient in the production of polycarbonate plastic, which is used to make - for example - baby bottles and water bottles. Concerns about Bisphenol A being hazardous to humans have long existed and it is linked to cancers, autism, genetic damage, miscarriage, brain defects and childhood obesity. In Canada, many major stores are removing children's products that contain Bisphenol A from the shelves.
Ms Nicholson says: "It's a simple step to reduce plastic bottle usage and experience the benefits. Bisphenol A readily 'leaches' into the fluids contained in plastic bottles, and many parents will naturally want to ensure their kids are using safe drinking vessels. Furthermore, by using our bottles, children will understand the causal relationship between responsibility and the future of the planet. If each generation takes more care of the environment than its predecessors, our children and grandchildren will be the beneficiaries."
She concludes: "In the US, 250,000 of the stainless steel bottles are sold per month. We'd like to replicate that success in the UK as just One Green Bottle can keep heaps of plastic debris off our planet."
Notes for editors
One Green Bottle Ltd is an independent company based in Hove, East Sussex, with its warehousing in Heathrow. The company supplies stainless steel drinking bottles and accessories. In line with its eco-friendly ethos, waste is kept to a minimum, packaging is simple and transit is reduced wherever possible, with bulk deliveries to schools and nurseries. One Green Bottle will engage with good causes and sponsor events that are in keeping with its policies.
For further information, please contact:
Heather Nicholson, director, One Green Bottle Ltd
Tel: 01273 328944 / 07921 866473
Email: heather @ onegreenbottle.com