CamelBak Offers First BPA-Free, Re-usable Water Bottles
CamelBak Products, Petaluma, Calif., recently announced it has begun converting its entire line of polycarbonate, re-usable water bottles to a new material that is 100 percent free of bisphenol-A (BPA)—Eastman Tritan copolyester.
With the growth in bottled-water consumption in the United States, more than 50 billion plastic bottles are thrown away each year, raising a number of environmental concerns. Last August, The New York Times reported it takes about 1.5 million barrels of oil to make the bottles for the bottled water Americans use each year, enough to fuel 100,000 cars. In addition, the Times noted, only about 23 percent of those bottles are recycled.
As a result of environmental concerns such as these, CamelBak challenged its development team to improve its popular line of water bottles used by athletes, outdoorsmen, military personnel and others. The result is a CamelBak Better Bottle that is BPA-free. The new bottles are now on sale and every bottle in the CamelBak line is slated to be BPA-free by summer 2008. “Consumers have been asking for a BPA-free alternative with the strength, clarity and vibrant color of polycarbonate bottles,” said Sally McCoy, CamelBak CEO. “We’re very happy to be the first company to give them that choice.”
The CamelBak Better Bottles are available in nine colors, in sizes 0.50, 0.75 and 1.0 liters.
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