Buy It, Fill It, Drink It, Roll It

It’s not often that a new product come along that makes total sense, is wonderfully sensitive to the environment, AND is affordable.

The Vapur™ Anti-bottle is a foldable 16oz plastic water bottle. It contains no BPAs — the chemicals in rigid plastic bottles that leech into liquids over time — so it’s completely refillable and reusable.

When full of liquid, the brilliantly-designed bottle stands upright. When empty, just roll it up and stuff it in a pocket, or even flatten it and slip between the pages of a book.

Vapurs are available in an assortment of colors, and come with a carabiner for easy carrying when full. They can be frozen for use as an portable ice-pack, and are dishwasher safe.

Lay your hands on one for the bargain price of $8.95, or a set of four for under $30. You can even buy extra screw or squirt caps separately.

Introduced in late 2009 by a California-based company, the bottles are manufactured entirely in the United States, and ship flat (taking up 90% less trucking space than comparable rigid plastic bottles).

Packaging is printed using wind power with soy-based inks on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. The company also participates in the 1% for the Planet program.

Compare that to the approximately 17 million barrels of oil it takes each year just to manufacture standard water bottles for the US market, and the fact that an estimated 30-40% of water is wasted while filling these bottles for sale.

Sure, you can use an expensive, bulky aluminum canteen instead. But why would you?

Get yours now & spread the word!

[via core77]

Twitter: @vapur

3 thoughts on “Buy It, Fill It, Drink It, Roll It

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  2. DrZibbs

    If you take requests, you should do a review of the new West Whiteland township building in Exton, PA. IT cost a fortune and is really the ugliest building I’ve ever seen.

  3. phillydesign Post author

    Bought a couple. so here’s the report: mostly pretty great. Fills up easily, carries easily, doesn’t leak, no aftertaste. Only problem is when drinking from them, you have to lift up the bottom of the bottle, because just tilting back your head doesn’t really work… it flops down and doesn’t give you any water. Don’t really mind, just takes some getting used to.

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