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BottlesUp Joins Green Chamber of the South

Member, Green Chamber of the South Our award-winning reusable glass water bottles enjoy descriptions such as the “clean side of green” and “art you can use.” As a company, we’re dedicated to building a company that’s good for your health, our planet all while creating a sustainable and successful company. This week, we joined the Green Chamber of the South, a nonprofit dedicated to the growth and success of sustainable business in the Southeast.

The Green Chamber of the South offers us the opportunity to connect with other like-minded businesses dedicated to building sustainable businesses in and around the Southeast. Founded in 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, the organization supports the growth and success of sustainable business and encourages innovation and adoption of clean technology. It’s a non-profit organization working to make the Southeast the center of sustainable business in the United States.

So how do we fit in this group? From the very beginning, our every effort – from design, to sourcing, to production, to packaging – has been focused on creating the lowest carbon footprint possible. The result? Our sturdy 22-ounce glass water bottle is 100% sourced in North America and has the lowest carbon footprint in the industry. Each bottle is created from recycled glass (up to 75% recycled and sourced on-site) using ancient techniques in a modern glass-making facility in Mexico. The bottles are enhanced by food-grade silicone caps and grippers made in Maine. BottlesUp’s bottles are free of known toxins including Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and polycarbonates that research has shown can compromise human health. There is zero plastic in the product or packaging. It takes more time to do it right, but we’re committed to living, breathing, and building a truly green company.

We hope to learn, and to inspire, our fellow Green Chamber members for the betterment of health, environment and business. And if you’re a part of a company in the Southeast, considering joining the Green Chamber or even taking one small step to make your business greener – your employees, customers and business will benefit.

BottlesUp Featured on Daily Grommet

Today, just in time for Cinco de Mayo and just before Mother’s Day, we are the featured product on Daily Grommet. The website describes itself as, “Daily Grommet is an online marketplace and the birthplace of Citizen Commerce, a movement that gives people the information and tools to support products that align with their own values. It’s a powerful new way to discover, share, and sell consumer products.”

Our beautiful reusable water bottles that blend function with environmental responsibility were selected to be the feature for the next 24 hours. Stop on by, check us out and leave a comment!

Giving Back to the Environment

We’ve joined more than 1,300 other companies around the world to support more than 2.300 environmental organizations through our membership in 1% for the Planet.  Why? At BottlesUp, being ‘green’ isn’t just a wish or a plaque we’ve put on the wall. We live it daily.  Every decision we make around our products and our company includes an answer to “how does this help the environment?” 

1 Percent for the PlanetWhen we looked at our options for donating a portion of our sales to a worthy cause, we knew immediately that the community and purpose of 1% for the Planet, fit with our ideals and our vision.  We joined an alliance of companies in the United State, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom (and other countries as well) that understands that profit and loss are directly linked to its health, and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry .

And you can join us. Yes, you.  If you own a business – any size – or have influence with your boss consider becoming a member of with us. By contributing 1% of net annual sales to grassroots environmental groups around the world, members of 1% For The Planet affect real, measureable change. Why else should you think about joining 1% for the Planet? There’s a benefit, a satisfaction, to paving the way for more corporate responsibility in the business community and the recognition, support and patronage of conscientious consumers who value serious commitment to the environment. Interested or want to know more? Check out the 1% For The Planet right here: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

The Secret to Turning Consumers Green? Guilt.

Today, The Wall Street Journal published an interesting feature, “The Secret to Turning Customers Green.” Normally we pass over articles like this because they all tend to say the same thing – appeal to our sense of responsibility to the planet – but WSJ looked at a couple of programs in Washington, D.C. that are successful using a new tactic: guilt.

From the article, the case studies, and the research, it seems that a more powerful motivator if other people see our behavior.  While we’re not adding guilt to our marketing strategy, we certainly hope you’ll be seeing other people with BottlesUp glass water bottles and be motivated to make the same choice.