Finally, there's a clean, safe and stylish bottle that is made from the practically inexhaustible resources of bamboo and glass. Bamboo gives these unique bottles style and strength. The glass guarantees safe, clean drinking at all temperatures, erasing the dangers of plastic water bottles. This uber-cool bottle is BPA-free, ensuring no chemicals leach into your drink. Available in Classic Screw Top as shown at left, Quick-Release Flip Top for sipping on-the-go, or the new Hot Top, similar to thermal hot beverage top. 17 fl oz capacity.
Finally, there's a clean, safe and stylish bottle that is made from the practically inexhaustible resources of bamboo and glass. Bamboo gives these unique bottles style and strength. The glass guarantees safe, clean drinking at all temperatures, erasing the dangers of plastic water bottles. Whether you're chugging ice-cold water or sipping on steaming-hot tea, this uber-cool bottle is BPA-free, ensuring no chemicals leach into your drink.
Classic Screw Top Style: Unscrew the top to expose the wide mouth, ready to refresh you in seconds.
Quick-Release Flip Top Style: Flip top spout allows you to hydrate on the go.
Hot Top Style: The Hot Top is splash-proof, makes it easy to savor hot beverages of any kind and comes apart for easy cleaning. Care must be taken when using this lid as it is not leak proof.
To clean your insulated bottle, simply unscrew the easy-to-tote cap and top ring to remove the dishwasher-safe glass. We recommended leaving the bottom cap attached to the glass for ease of handling. To help clean the planet, simply keep using your Bamboo Bottle to hydrate instead of bottled water. The Bamboo Bottle Company prides itself on making safe water bottles. The glass insert, plastic top, nut and bottom are all dishwasher safe. The bamboo sleeve is not.
Sustainable sipping is simple when you choose the convenient and stylish Bamboo Bottle.
Capacity: 17 fl oz
Dimensions: Height: 10.25", Width: 3.125"
Because of the species' stability, hardness and strength, Bamboo Bottle Company’s bottles are made from Phyllostachys Pubescens bamboo (also known as Moso and Mau Tzu). The bamboo is grown and harvested in temperate conditions that allow it to grow to its maximum potential - 90 feet in 9 months! The best part of the harvesting method is the hand selection and hand cutting of the bamboo. This allows maturing and flowering strands to remain flourishing and minimizes the impact on ground soil since no heavy machinery is used. Once cut, the bamboo will continue to grow just like mowing your lawn. This selective cutting process leaves the soil and land in its best possible state.
Let's dig real deep into our harvesting and production story.
Once harvested, the production process begins. The first step is to cut the bamboo into lengths of 4-, 6-, and 8-foot sections. It is then split into 1 X 1 inch sticks by a splitter that looks like the fins on a jet plane. After the machine finishes splitting, the sticks are then planed. After the sticks are planed, the sticks enter the boiling process.
During the boiling process, the sugars of the bamboo are removed. By boiling the sugars, it is a natural way to remove all insects and prevent them from coming back. Even this process is as environmentally frugal as possible; the boilers use waste bamboo and sawdust to generate energy!
Once boiled, the sticks are then kiln dried. In order to reduce the amount of energy used in the kiln drying process, the sticks are not carbonized. Carbonizing requires more time and heat in the kiln, which uses more energy, but also weakens and darkens the bamboo. All we do is dry it—this maintains it's natural beauty and strength!
The sticks are then meticulously planed and inspected. After the inspection, the sticks are then shaped. Once the sticks are shaped, they can be laminated and pressed together, giving the sticks the shape of a cylinder (your bottle!) Once the cylinder is formed, it is cut and smoothed into shape, which requires both hand and machine work. Once it has reached it's final shape, a logo is simply burnt on using a branding machine, which requires no ink, or chemicals, just heat.
Although we are not perfect, we have gone out of our way to be as sustainable as possible. Hopefully someday we will have enough sales to modify our production facility into a greener and more eco-friendly plant, but until then, we are striving to be the best we can be. Our power sources used for bamboo processing are electric and steam via a steam boiler, which is generally powered with diesel and bamboo waste. The electricity comes from the main grid, although someday, wind or solar would be amazing!
Now that the process has been explained, here are some facts about bamboo:
• Bamboo replenishes the environment and the air we breathe.
• Bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than equivalent strands of trees. And it can sequester up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare. (Bamboo really does help fight global warming)
• Harvesting bamboo does not destroy its root system, meaning there is no topsoil erosion or run-off.
• Harvesting of bamboo minimally impacts the wildlife, compared to hardwood "logging," where big machinery tears the land apart.
• Our bamboo is harvested from areas designated and supported by the Chinese government for the sustainability of the species.
Glass is 100% natural. Its main ingredient is silica, which comes from sand. The other two common ingredients are sodium and limestone. After mixing these substances and adding heat, a hard, non-leaching glass is formed.
The process of making glass is actually quite simple and sometimes occurs naturally when lightning strikes sand on a beach. It just takes heat and the right mixture of silica, sodium and limestone to form glass.
Glass bottles are fantastic to drink from, not only because of their natural components, but because of the fresh, clean taste that is guaranteed. Our glass bottle is safe to drink from at all temperatures—hot or cold. Glass allows for a fresh taste—that must be why people drank from it way back in 1500 BC.
The manufacturing process: First, we mix 51% recycled glass (called "cullet") with silica, sodium, and limestone and then heat it in a melting furnace. The temperature in these furnaces reaches approximately 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the mixture becomes molten glass, it is cooled a few hundred degrees until the mixture is in a pliable, workable condition. Then the molten glass (also known as a "gob") is installed into the mold. Here is where the glass is blown. Compressed air blows into the mold and forms the gob into the glass interior of your Bamboo Bottle.
Once the gob has been formed into the final desired shape, it enters the annealing process, which takes the glass through a specific cooling method. This gives the glass its strength. The re-heating and slow cooling that occurs during this annealing process toughens the glass and repairs any stress points that may have occurred during the manufacturing process.
After annealing, the bottle is ready for packaging and is shipped to smart, sensible people like you to use again and again.
Reuse and recycle Unlike bottled water, overwhelmingly offered in plastic bottles, you can help the environment by reusing your Bamboo Bottle over and over again. And if you ever do decide to replace the glass or dispose of your bottle, the good news is the glass remains 100% recyclable. That's because all glass bottles are "crushable." When you crush glass, it's made into cullet. Cullet is used in manufacturing processes to make newly formed glass.
The best way for you to recycle your glass bottle is to participate in your town's curbside recycling programs or to bring it to your community drop-off centers.
But we hope you love your Bamboo Bottle so much, you'll never want to part with it!
To make this bottle what it is, it was impossible to avoid the use of plastic. That said, we're proud to use plastic that is BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
The bottom and nut are made from plastic that can be easily recycled and turned into other products. Although we hope you keep your bamboo bottle forever, we are proud to declare that our plastics are recyclable. They are BPA-free and are made from food-grade materials making the cap, bottom and nut a safe and efficient way to hold your bamboo bottle together.
Using plastics is obviously not ideal, but we are motivated to develop and evolve the bamboo bottle to be eventually plastic free. We are striving to do our part to not only make better bottles, but to also protect Mother Earth.
The Bamboo: To clean the bamboo, simply wipe the bamboo cylinder with a damp cloth. Do not use hot water and refrain from soaking it in water. The bamboo is NOT dishwasher or microwave safe.
The Glass: Cleaning the glass is simple. Remove the top cap and ring, and bamboo sleeve from the dishwasher-safe glass interior and bottom cap. We recommended leaving the bottom cap attached to the glass for ease of handling. The glass can be washed either in the dishwasher or in your sink - its cleaning technique is just like your household glasses. Use dishwasher detergent, or dish soap and clean with hot water. Cleaning your water bottle has never been easier.
The Cap, Top Ring and Bottom: The cap, top ring and bottom are dishwasher safe. Simply take each individual component and place in dishwasher.