So you get to the airport, check in, pay that ridiculous bag fee, wait in security, take off your shoes, go through the scanner or get a friendly pay-down and now what. You are thirsty, you head to one of the food courts and scan for something to drink. A $5 latte, $4 juice, or maybe just a bottled water.
$3 for a bottled water. Not spring water. No reverse osmosis. Just bottled water.
Think about that for a second and then think about the energy it takes to recycle or re-purpose that bottle. Oh, and that bottle probably has BPA in it. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour and most of those are thrown away and not sorted for recycling. (http://www.recycling-revolution.com/recycling-facts.html) According to a study published by Gleick and Cooley in 2009, producing bottled water takes as much 2,000 times the energy cost as it does to produce tap water. 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to create all the water bottles used by us each year.
Enter: The bobble.
bobble is a patented filtered water bottle for life on the move. Fill it with tap water and bobble will filter out the bad stuff as you sip. The bobble is certified BPA free as well as harmful Phthalates and PVC. bobble is made from recycled PET and is fully recyclable. Its contoured body is easy to grip and sip and the filters come in 8 colors to match your personality.
Now, back to our dilemma. You are at the airport and thirsty. This was recently my problem when traveling to the Chicago International Housewares Show. Then I remembered that I had packed my bobble with me. It was in my carry-on and being empty it made it through TSA without hassle.
I plucked it from my messenger bag, walked to a drinking fountain and bam, I had my water. FREE. Clean. Easy!
The devil is in the details: Not here! These bobbles are free of BPA and all that other bad stuff, fully recyclable and each filter lasts between 3 and 5 months before needing to be replaced. That’s the equivalent of 300 plastic bottles. That means 300 plastic water bottles are taken out of the system.
Fashionably Green: Many of our customers by replacement filters in different colors when they buy their bobble. You can change to a different color when you need to change your filter or when you change your outfit. Pink to a picnic, black to work, yellow for running and so on.
Say hello to your new best friend and good bye to expensive plastic water bottles.
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