Wednesday, July 30

Plastic water bottles go eco-friendly


Here's a nasty little eco-tidbit for ya: Did you know that only 20 percent of the plastic water bottles consumed by Americans get recycled?

TWENTY PERCENT?!?!?

And I'm no angel. I just ordered a reusable water bottle and am eagerly awaiting it in the mail. But up until I got smacked upside the head with the tree-hugger stick a few months back, I was tossing water bottles in the garbage left and right.
And that's bad. I know. Not only are a disturbing number of plastic water bottles ending up in landfills, the ones getting tossed are made crude oil, which is just plain bad.

One company is making a difference and I wholeheartedly support their cause. I just received a few single serve Primo water bottles for review, and am so happy to share this information with you all.

Primo may look like a regular plastic bottle, but the beauty of it is that they are made from Ingeo. a plant-based natural-plastic that is a 100 percent renewable grown in the United States!

If all traditional plastic water bottles were replaced with Primo bottles, American would save the equivelant of a billion gallons of gas each year! And to add to its eco-appeal, Primo bottles are more envrionmentally efficient, requiring 65 percent LESS fossil fuel resources and emitting 80-90 percent LESS greenhouse gases than traditional petroleum-based bottles.

Not convinced yet? Want to know how it tastes? Well, while certain people (like my husband) might say, "It's water...so what?" I say that this stuff tastes great!
But keep in mind that in order for Primo bottles to actually do good for the environment, we need to do our part and recycle them!

And thanks to the good peeps at Primo, TEN lucky winners will get an 18-pack of bottles valued at $4.99 to try for themselves! That's right: TEN!

To be considered for the random drawing, leave me a berrie (read: comment) after watching this video telling me what you thought about the Primo process. One extra entry is available if you decide to choose one of the following:
* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so (new subscribers only!)
* Add my button to your sidebar and comment (I'll check!).
* Blog about the contest and link to the giveaway.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar, linking to Berrie Sweet Picks.
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
Please note that non-bloggers MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing!
I'll pick TEN names at midnight (EST) on Aug. 5 and post their names to PRIZEYWinners. The winner has four days from the announcement date to contact me, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

And for those interested in where to buy, click here!
See you soon with another review!

44 comments:

Christy @ Shake The Salt said...

I love that the bottles are made with a more earth-friendly material. Water is not just water to me, so I'd be interested to see how these taste. I'm pretty partial to Zephyrhills, LOL!

Thanks for a cool giveaway!

Christy @ Shake The Salt said...

I'm following you on Twitter. :D

veggiemama said...

I think that is a step in the right direction. And you are raising awareness by doing this giveaway to!! Thanks. I'd love to try this water. I think I have heard or seen something about Primo, though didn't know much about it until now.

Also I put you in my google reader. I stumbled upon your site through mom giveaways blog.

Stacey Moore said...

love how they are made of plants nad not plastic!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Stacey Moore said...

we are following you on twitter!
thanks!
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Stacey Moore said...

we have your button :)
thanks!
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CanCan said...

Wow! Bottles made from plants??? What an amazing concept!


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windycindy said...

Hi, I haven't heard about these new bottles made with plants! What an exciting concept. Please enter me in your drawing. I really appreciate it! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Liz Casstro said...

I am always looking for simple ways to help! I started buying the water bottles that use less plastic and we recycle at work.

faith said...

This is really exciting to me. I drink a lot of bottled water and even though I do recycle, this would be so much better. I love that they're plant-based. I checked and they're not available in my area yet but as soon as they are I'm switching. Thanks for the contest.

Jackie P. said...

Thanks for teaching me about this....very cool idea!

I added your button :)

Have a great day!

Ashley said...

Plastic made from plants? That is genius!
Great info and giveaway!
Thanks.
ashley_miskel@yahoo.com

misty said...

I love the entire process. So glad they are making them more earth friendly. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

misty said...

Your button is in my sidebar here... mistyreviews.blogspot.com

Kristie said...

I think it is really neat that they can make the bottles from corn and they are looking into using wheat and sugar beats, as well!

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Wehaf said...

I love that they are made from new plants, a renewable resource, instead of really, really old plants (i.e. petroleum). I still prefer my refillable bottle, but I think this is perfect for when that isn't an option.

urchiken at gmail dot com

cmartin0055 said...

I think this is soo cool! THis would help limit are depedence on foreign oil by as much as 1 billion gallons if all plastic bottles were turned to primo bottles!

cmartin0055(at)aol(dot)com

pintolinda said...

I like the idea that the plastic is made from corn. I do wonder if that means more hungry people in other parts of the world. But I think we must shift from oil to other means of making plastics. In times to come we will use corn and other plant products too. I like the idea well enough to buy the water.

eloise said...

I love that these botle are made from plants. It ought to provide a different taste to the water, possibly make it more purer. I have never heard of this before, makes me very curious to try it, thanks so much for the great opportunity!

furygirl3132@comcast.net

Patricia said...

I hadn't heard of them before, but I'm glad there is a company willing to provide this kind of bottle.

1stopmom said...

I had no idea water bottles were made of oil. This is a great idea to have them made from plants. This giveaway is good because no matter who wins, that person is one step closer to making the environment a better place.

bacon74@1stopmom(dot)com

retc said...

I like that they are made from plants. Much more natural.

Jackie B. said...

Wow! Pretty amazing process. I hope more company's will follow in Primos footsteps!

Brooke said...

Plastic from corn?!? Cool! Thanks.

Kimberly L said...

I think its fantastic that this company has invested so much in finding such a great eco-friendly container. Wish more companies would grasp the importance of this concept.

Hetal said...

plastic from plant hmm..that's innovation.

herry123_us at live dot com

Midwest Mommy said...

I love that it is made from plants and not crude oil.
Great giveaway!

andeeram said...

What a great "green" idea. Instead of just wasting plastic like other water bottles.

yyeres said...

thats pretty cool thats its made from plants, thanks for the giveaway

kaylee8 said...

I love how the bottles are made safely and I don't have to worry about myself or my kids drinking from them!

Jennifer R said...

I never knew you could make bottles out of plants...pretty amazing! Makes you wonder what else we can do with plants...

mtejen05[at]yahoo[dot]com

coriwestphal said...

I'd about time that a company is stepping up to the plate. Americans consume such large quantities of bottled water that it's almost vital that companies create products that are better for the environment since it seems like it's so hard for us to recycle. Thanks for the great contest!

Peggy said...

Great!! I am happy to see more co. hearing what the public wants. If I have any bottles I reuse.I have a well ,when tested I was told it is spring water and pure so I drink alot of water. This bottle is great ,I would reuse them too Count me in

Sylvia P said...

that's awesome that the plastic is made from plants! i think more companies need to find better ways to make their products more eco-friendly.

Samantha P said...

the process is really great, i'm glad that a company is trying to do their part to help the environment!

Heather said...

Contributes 80-90% less greenhouse gases? Sweet!

klp1965 said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREEN :)

lighttraveler said...

This is awesome! I didn't know they could make bottles out of a plant base, this is amazing. I always recycle. This is a start which will hopefully be quickly snatch up by all companies.
HOORAY, for you in making more people aware of this great idea and company.
I will have to check where I can buy primo water.

I linked it to my blog:
http://quicktattletail.blogspot.com/
I definitely believe in this!
Thanks for such a awesome giveaway!

JeansandTs said...

I am happy to see water bottlers starting to think about what they are doing to our Earth. I would also like to see them donate a percentage to other "green" projects. count me in.

calgirl said...

I like that Primo is plant based and renewable.

kerri69 said...

I find it truly amazing that they use plants thanks for the awarness of this problem i will never use plastic again

kerri69 said...

i subscribed thru google reader

girlof80s said...

I thought the process was great since the Primo bottles are made out of natural products and not oil. I am trying to do more to help out the environment and drinking out of Primo bottles would enable me to do that. I hope get the opportunity to try Primo bottles out. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
girlof80s@aol.com

Jenna said...

I've never heard of plastic made from plants...Way interesting!

I'm a follower on Twitter and your button is also on my blog!