We are far from perfect. We believe that we (and all organisations) should continually strive towards reducing environmental impact.
Our 3 year plan is continually developing but we hope to be able to announce some of the following changes as part of our evolution
Measurement of fossil fuel/renewable energy used in production and goal towards sustainable energy source: China has some of the most advanced plans to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and reduction of the waste of energy through it’s transportation. We believe that in their higher tech industrial region like Zhejiang, they will be able to distance themselves from reliance on fossil fuels within a few years. Realistically, we have a big fat zero chance of influencing this so instead we will work with environmental groups such as Greenpeace to develop a best practise environmental plan to identify what we can and should be doing.
FDA approval or recycled pp and commitment to using 100% recycled materials in products: We will hopefully be able to announce very soon that our polypropylene components are made from recycled pp. Although this is currently more labour intensive and requires more energy than creating virgin pp we believe that pioneering practise will one day result in a sustainable or circular loop of plastic regeneration. Once we have perfected the process we can then use ocean harvested fishing nets and bottle caps to make our products. 22 million kgs of plastic enters our ocean every day. We are really proud to be an Impact partner with Plastic Bank and to support their goal of creating long term infrastructure and solutions to properly waste manage
To work with a partner charity to supply stainless steel bottles as part of an educational program: It’s all about the kids. We are currently in discussion with a charity that educates and children about the impact of plastic waste in our environment and looking at sustainable alternatives.
To improve products to minimise waste/prolong product life whilst using safe and toxin free materials: If you look after your onegreenbottle it can last for years and years. Some of our favourite people have extremely battered bottles and are proud of how much their bottle has travelled and been refilled. We want our bottles to be durable and endure and although they can take a bit of rough and tumble they are not indestructible. The caps are made from BPA/BPS free polypropylene and this is more brittle then other, toxic, plastics but we would never compromise wellbeing against taking a little extra care with the cap. For all of our product ranges we have alternative caps, steel based screw in caps that are stronger. This is part of our drive to reduce waste and increase durability and as soon as we develop one new cap we will start to develop the next generation.