- What makes Green Bottle™ 'green'?
The Green Bottle™ is considered to be 'green' or eco-friendly for many reasons. Green Bottle’s main purpose is to replace disposable plastic water bottles that are harmful to our environment and our health. Millions of disposable plastic bottles are dumped into landfills daily and Green Bottle™ is the solution! Additionally, Green Bottles are manufactured and distributed using eco-friendly business practices.
- Why should I purchase a Green Bottle™?
When you buy a Green Bottle™ you are making a difference! Green Bottle™ is an eco-friendly, toxin-free solution to plastic water bottles and plastic sports bottles that may contain BPA. It is designed to be refillable and reusable and will help you stay hydrated. You make a smart and eco-friendly decision every time you use your Green Bottle™.
- What is 18/8 Stainless Steel?
18/8 Stainless Steel is a non-corrosive, non-leeching, dish washer safe steel used in flatware and cookware. 18/8 Stainless Steel does not require an enamel or plastic coating as it is a non-porous material and will not transfer taste or smell to liquids. 18/8 Stainless Steel is 100% consumer safe.
- Why is Stainless Steel better than aluminum?
While the properties of both metals can be safe for consumer products aluminum tends to transfer taste and smells when used for liquid storage. Because of this, our competitors use a plastic lining to reduce the absorption of taste and smell from certain liquids. Typically this lining is plastic which may contain chemicals such as BPA or phthalates that have shown to leech into food or liquids. Additionally, there have been recent studies that links aluminum to Alzheimer's disease.
- What is BPA?
BPA or Bisphenol-A is an industrial chemical used to manufacture plastic resins, epoxy resins and other products. Recent studies have shown that high exposure to BPA poses health risks such as diabetes, birth defects and certain forms of cancer. While the FDA still maintains BPA to be safe in low doses, some states and Canada have passed legislation banning the material from all consumer products.
- Is the #5 Polypropylene cap safe?
Green Bottle™ caps are 100% consumer safe. #5 Polypropylene is a hard, heat-resistant resin that is used to manufacture many consumer-grade food containers. #5 PP is considered to be a 'safe plastic' and contains no BPA or phthalates.
- Is there any lead in the paint on Green Bottles™?
All paints used are a non-toxic, stress-resistant, water based acrylic and are 100% consumer safe! All paints and parts have been tested rigorously through T.U.V. SUD for lead content. Green Bottles are certified by the National Sanitation Foundation International as a foodstuff product. Additionally, all paints used have been tested and are certified in accordance to meet California's Proposition 65 standards and safe harbor levels.
- What can I fill my Green Bottle™ with?
You can fill your Green Bottle™ with carbonated beverages, juice, tea, coffee and alcohol. Just rinse out your Green Bottle™ when changing from one beverage to another. Green Bottles™ are safe for all drinkable liquids.
- Can I fill my Green Bottle™ with hot liquids?
We don't recommend filling your Green Bottle™ with hot liquids. Green Bottle™ is constructed of a single wall stainless steel, unlike a thermos which is double walled. Hot liquids will transfer the temperature to the outside of your bottle and it may be too hot to carry.
- Can I put my Green Bottle™ in the freezer?
We do not recommend placing your Green Bottle™ in the freezer. As liquids freeze they expand which could damage your Green Bottle™.
- How do I clean my Green Bottle™?
We recommend hand washing your Green Bottle with a non-abrasive sponge, dish soap and warm water. If you decide to wash your Green Bottle in the dishwasher please use a low temperature cycle with a cool dry setting.
- Does my Green Bottle™ come with a warranty?
All Green Bottles™ come with a one year warranty against defects in manufacturing and workmanship. If you have an issue with the manufacturing or workmanship please return to the authorized Green Bottle™ retailer for an exchange. The one year warranty does not cover normal wear and tear such as dings, dents or scratches. We recommend using your Green Bottle™ with care and consideration.