How much plastic collection does one Ocean Bottle fund?
Each bottle purchased funds the collection of 1000 plastic bottles worth of ocean-bound plastic. This is equivalent to 11.4kg or 25lbs of plastic. This is made possible by supporting plastic collectors via an efficient blockchain verified plastic collection system.
How are funds collected?
All funds are sent to Plastic Bank, at a fixed rate for every bottle sold. 70% of funds go to plastic collectors. 30% goes to the development of plastic collection infrastructure where the world needs it most.
Thousands of collectors who are currently signed up with our partner Plastic Bank are paid to collect and deposit plastic. We want to grow this to a global team of millions of plastic collectors and increase awareness on solving the issue by tackling the root of the problem.
We currently collect plastic with help from partner Plastic Bank in Haiti, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil.
What is ocean-bound plastic?
Great question. It is mismanaged plastic waste (MMPW) that is either on coastlines or in proximity to waterways. When the seasonal rain arrives this plastic is flushed out into the ocean.
Is there enough plastic to collect?
Unfortunately there is way too much plastic and it will take years to combat the issue. A growing middle class, increasing plastic consumption and little waste infrastructure in many developing regions means that ocean plastic input is expected to increase from one truck per minute to four trucks per minute by 2060.
How can I be sure the plastic is collected?
We are working with the latest blockchain technology from IBM Linux ONE which guarantees transparency of all plastic collected every time you buy an Ocean Bottle. You can find out more about Social Plastic and how this works here.
What can I use my Ocean Bottle product for?
The Ocean Bottle combines the most sustainable materials for a product that you can use everyday on all occasions. Our design will allow you to use your bottle at home, in the office, at the beach, in transit, on a mountain or anywhere your lifestyle takes you. It is great for all kinds of beverages like water, fruit infused drinks, iced coffee, carbonated liquids, smoothies, juice, tea and coffee, whilst guaranteeing it won’t leak whilst you carry it around with you and is also easy to drink from and clean with its double opening. The easy carry loop means you can always have it with you, even if you are using your hands for texting. It is also the only product in its category that loves the dishwasher.
Does it keep my drink cold or hot?
Our top grade insulation technology is able to ensure ideal temperatures for any liquid hot or cold, for long stretches while maintaining a condensation-free exterior.
Can I use my Ocean Bottle products to store drinks and keep them fresh?
The Ocean Bottle is not recommended for long-term storage of liquids. It is for daily use and will keep your beverages fresh during 24 hours, but is not recommended for longer than that. Some drinks such as alcoholic beverages, juices and milk can have negative effects on the bottle if left for long periods. As the product is dishwasher safe, feel free to place it inside your dishwasher whenever you finish using it or use our big opening to clean it easily and quickly by hand.
What is an Ocean Bottle made of?
Recycled BPA free plastic and stainless steel, in addition to upcycled ocean-bound plastic and a silicone loop. All materials are fully recyclable.
Where are Ocean Bottle products manufactured?
The Ocean Bottle is designed by the award-winning design firm K8 from Norway. The bottles are made in Shanghai via a factory that went through a rigorous vetting process and who are currently applying to be one of the only 4 manufacturers of reusable goods to get B Corp Status.
How will my Ocean Bottle be packaged?
Our packaging is made from 100% recycled material and is designed to have the least possible effect on our environment. This does not mean we have thrown quality out of the window. Our packaging design has the necessary features to guarantee your product will arrive in the best condition possible to your door.
How do I clean my Ocean Bottle?
The Ocean Bottle can be cleaned as much as you like. Since our bottle is dishwasher safe, feel free to remove the cap, open the larger opening, take out the gasket and place all the pieces in the dishwasher. If you want to wash by hand, we recommend washing your bottle with warm water and soap after use and drying and storing it with the top off. After washing your Ocean Bottle, we recommend that you dry by airing it out upside down and storing it with the lid off.
What will delivery cost me?
We deliver to most countries using tracked and signed methods from either UPS or Parcel Force.
Delivery to the UK is typically within 2-3 days and costs £6.50GBP, Europe between 5-9 days for £8.50GBP and the rest of the world between 9 to 15 days for £9.80GBP.
Note customs and local tax for international orders may be charged separately which are not included in the costs.
We also offer Free Delivery for orders with 2 or more bottles! Friends birthday coming up? Or need one for the car? An ideal way to save shipping costs and reduce your carbon footprint further.
What if I’m not happy with my bottle?
We’ll be devastated to hear that and happy to exchange your bottle for a different one or refund you. We accept returns up to 30 days after delivery. All Bottles orders are covered against manufacturing defects for a period of 1 year after purchase.
As long as the product has not been used or engraved, we will issue a full refund once the item has been received at our warehouse. Please note that the cost of return will need to be covered by the customer, as we do not offer free returns.