Introducing Vapur: The Reusable Water Bottle That Folds!
If you haven't noticed yet, there is a rather large movement afoot to reduce our consumption and use of throw away plastic water bottles. Check out this information from the Vapur website:
"The Bottled Water Trend
The U.S is the largest consumer market for bottled water in the world. In 2008, bottled water sales in the U.S. topped 8.6 billion gallons.Between 1990 and 1997, US sales of bottled water shot from $115 million to $4 billion. Bottled water sales account for 28.9% of the U.S. liquid refreshment market. 50 billion bottles of water are consumed annually in the U.S. and around 200 billion bottles globally.
In 2005, the bottled water industry spent $158 million on advertising in the U.S alone. In 2006, Pepsi spent $20 million on one advertising campaign for Aquafina. In 2011, the bottled water industry is forecast to have a volume of 174,286.6 million liters and a value of $86.4 billion. The global rate of consumption of bottled water has more than doubled between 1997 and 2005. Sales have grown 1,000% since 1984 and bottled water has become a $15 billion industry.
What's Wrong with Drinking Bottled Water?
It takes 17 million barrels of oil each year to make water bottles for the U.S. market. That would be enough oil to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year. 37,800 18-wheelers deliver bottled water around the country every week. Manufacturing and filling the plastic water bottles, on average wastes 30-40% of the water involved in the process. Only 60-70% of the water ends up in the bottles on supermarket shelves. This is partly because the bottle-making machines are cooled by water. Most water bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is a polymer derived from oil. Only 23% of water bottles are recycled- 38 billion are land filled each year."
The Vapur Reusable Water Bottle is a great solution to this growing concern. Granted there are thousands of versions of a reusable water bottle in the marketplace right now; however how many fold, rolls, or flattens when empty? How may are also completely freezable as well? Thought so!
Vapur is quite simply the most portable refillable water bottle on the planet. And by making tap water more portable, they hope to make bottled water obsolete.
Unlike rigid water bottles, Vapur is completely collapsible. This means it goes more places and fits in tighter spaces than any other bottle. Whether you are hiking the trails, passing through airport security or visiting the museum with your family, Vapur makes water infinitely portable.
As someone who travels on planes quite a bit I can relate to the fact that I can bring my water with me, empty the bottle before going through security, roll it up and have it ready for when I get to my destination. It is a great product because it is completely:
Makes for a pretty "able" product, don't you think!
Every Vapur is made from ultra-durable, FDA-approved, BPA-free polymer. Vapur is designed to withstand everyday use and regular cleaning. The inner layer is odor, taste, and stain resistant. To clean, simply place it on the top rack of your dishwasher then air dry as needed to remove any residual moisture.
Vapur can be sealed tight for packing and can even be frozen! Tip: freeze and use Vapur as a portable ice-pack or to keep water cold for a long journey.
The Vapur comes in six cool colors ( including purple) and are available for purchase from the website for $8.95.
Check out their blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed for more information!
Vapur is also a member of the 1% for the Planet organization and donates at least one percent of annual sales to environmental organizations.