There are a lot of reasons why we totally love this amazing new bamboo bottle. They are sustainable and toxin-free, but there is so much more to the story of this amazing product.
All bottles are made of sustainably sourced one-piece Luong Bamboo from Vietnam. Luong is one of the fastest growing types of grass and can grow up to 30 meters with a 12 cm diameter. It is normally harvested after 5 years, which binds the CO2 much faster than slow growing trees.
The founders of Not Just a Bottle strive to source bamboo with good and safe working conditions and to make sure the supply chain is as sustainable as possible. They work closely with the local government in Vietnam, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and the ©Forest Stewardship Council® to obtain a FSC SLIMF certification.
Local Focus, Global Responsibility
They source bamboo from local bamboo forest communities that are home to 3000 families in Vietnam. Some families are supported financially by the local district government, but in general each family applies for an area of forest where they grow, maintain and harvest the bamboo.
Sustainable Bottle Coating
The bottle coating is also produced in a sustainable manner and from a sustainable source. It is a natural material, heat resistant up to 65 degrees Celsius and is even edible. The silicone inlay and lid can resist heat and liquid up to 200 degrees Celsius. The label states 65 degrees Celcius as this is the heat and water temperature the bamboo cylinder can resist without the inlay.
There is no excessive bottle packaging, and only small product labels. The labels are made from sustainably sourced bamboo and made locally in Hong Kong by old Heidelberg pressing machines. The machines were used to press Hong Kong’s local newspapers in the 1970’s.
The craftmanship of each bottle means that none are identical. They differ slightly in height, diameter, look and weight, and some have large grain patterns, others have less. These differences make each bottle authentic and unique.