For every onegreenbottle sold, we contribute to extract 25 plastic bottles from the environment
We do this with our partner Plastic Bank. Each onegreenbottle can be used thousands of times during it's lifecycle replacing thousands more single use plastic bottles
We are proud to be an Impact Partner
Empowering the World to stop ocean plastic
onegreenbottle is committed to helping to create a clean environment and the minimisation of our global reliance on single use plastics. We are proud to be an Impact Partner of PlasticBank. For every single bottle we sell we recover 25 single use plastic bottles from the ocean.
We have calculated that our amazing customers have already saved over 10 billion single use plastic bottles from going into landfill or into our oceans since we began over 14 years ago* through purchasing one of our stainless steel reusable bottles. If they are looked after, our bottles can go on for years and years and when you are finally ready to say goodbye, they are 100% recyclable.
All of our products are shipped with zero plastic packaging and as an organisation we endeavour to become a zero waste company. Any waste we do produce is recycled.
*If a person, on average, uses 252 single use plastic bottles each year and that person converts to a stainless steel reusable bottle with a lifetime on average of 5years. Pacific Institute. “Fact Sheet: Bottled Water and Energy – Getting to 17 Million Barrels.” December 2007.
About our factory
Our manufacturer is based in Zhejiang, China and they maintain BS EN ISO9001 quality management system. They also maintain BCSI and Sedex accreditations which were established with the aim of measuring and improving social and environmental performance. The code of conduct in these specifications includes 11 fundamental principles based on International Labour Organisation standard and UN Charter of Human rights regulations.
The company is audited for:
- working hours and compensation
- occupational health and safety
- protection for young workers
- bonded labour
- freedom of association
- ethical business behaivour
- environmental protection.
We have an independent Chinese based quality team who are always on hand and able to visit regularly and monitor product manufacture and manufacturing performance. Materials are all regularly tested by stringent 3rd party accredited SGS labs to monitor material compliance and chemical composition. Products are all manufactured under licence of their FDA and LFGB food safety certification. This ensures BPA/BPS non leaching food safe materials and that there are no impurities, contaminants or toxins.
Transport, travel and storage
Our stainless steel bottles are made in our factory in Zhejiang, China and they are shipped to our UK hub by seafreight. Our seafreight partner, OOCL, is leading the way in environmentally responsible shipping with proactive efforts in the 4 key areas:
Marine biodiversity conservation
Sustainable management of resources
Seafreight accounts for a fraction of the carbon emissions of airfreight and OOCL has taken the additional measures to negate the environmental impact of shipping. This award winning shipping organisation is committed to taking actions and formulating the relevant initiatives to protect the biodiversity and marine environment.
Business plan targets, organisational commitment:
We do not subscribe to meaningless environmental promises or empty sentiment.
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
European manufacturing base – Technology transfer/investment: We regularly look for European manufacturing bases for our products. So far we have not been able to identify any genuine European stainless steel bottle manufacturing base. It is our plan to invest in the development of our own plant
Measurement of true carbon footprint of product and reduction in carbon footprint: Whereas other suppliers make claims regarding the offset of their carbon footprint against planting trees we would like to measure our carbon footprint accurately and work on its reduction or neutralisation through using renewable energy and alternatives. We would like to invest in growing trees anyway
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 infrstructure 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 indestructable. 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. We have been evolving our quench cap for 14 years!!!! The latest version will be ready for Q3 2020. This is part of our drive to reduce waste and increase durability and as soon as this cap is ready we will start to develop the next generation.
The Ocean is our life support system. Half of the oxygen we breathe is produced by the ocean and it absorbs the carbon dioxide we produce
Our mission is to stop ocean plastic by gathering a billion people together to monetize waste while improving lives