What is an Ocean Bottle made of?
Recycled stainless steel, BPA-free plastic, silicone rubber and ocean-bound plastic. All materials are fully recyclable.
What will delivery cost me?
We deliver to most countries using tracked and signed methods from either DHL or UPS.
Delivery to the UK is typically within 2-3 days and costs £3.95, its free for two or more bottles. Europe delivery takes between 3-6 days for £8.50 and the rest of the world between 5 to 9 days for £9.80GBP.
Note customs and local tax for international orders may be charged separately which are not included in the costs.
We also offer express shipping with UPS.
How much plastic collection does one Ocean Bottle fund?
For every Ocean Bottle sold we commit to 11.368kg or 25.06lbs of plastic collected and prevented from going into the ocean. That’s the equivalent of over 1000 plastic bottles (based on 500ml single wall PET bottles). Collectors in coastal communities trade plastic for money or digital credit to spend on goods, healthcare, tuition and access to microfinance.
This is made possible with the help of Plastic Bank and powered by a traceable IBM blockchain verified plastic collection system.
What kind of plastic do we collect?
We collect many types of plastic and not only plastic bottles. This is important in terms of having an impact on the plastic crisis and diversifying the collection stream.
How are funds distributed?
All funds are sent to our plastic collection partners, at a fixed rate for every bottle sold. The funds are split between bonuses for plastic collectors and the deployment of plastic collection infrastructure where the world needs it most.
Thousands of collectors who are currently signed up with our partner Plastic Bank are paid to collect, deposit and exchange plastic. We want to grow this to a global team of millions of plastic collectors and increase awareness on solving the issue by tackling the root of the problem.
We currently collect plastic with help from partner Plastic Bank in Haiti, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil. You can see where we operate here and how much funding has gone to plastic collection this quarter here.
What is ocean-bound plastic?
Great question. It is defined as mismanaged plastic waste (MMPW) that is either on coastlines or in proximity to waterways. When the seasonal rain arrives this plastic is flushed out into the ocean, unless intercepted before entering the environment. Plastic collection has not kept up with the growth in production and distribution of plastic products. The goal is to build a long term system where plastic collection and recycling becomes available for everyone, and where people can be paid for their materials.
Is there enough plastic to collect?
Unfortunately there is way too much plastic and it will take years to combat the issue. Increasing plastic consumption and little waste infrastructure in many developing regions means that ocean plastic input is expected to increase from one truck per minute to four trucks per minute by 2060. There are 22million kgs of plastic flowing into our ocean every day and ocean plastic is expected to double in weight by 2030 unless we take drastic action. We’d recommend reading PEW’s Breaking the Wave report for the latest official blueprint for how to solve the plastic crisis.
How can I be sure the plastic is collected?
We are working with the latest blockchain technology from IBM which guarantees transparency of all plastic collected every time you buy an Ocean Bottle. You can find out more about Social Plastic and how this works here.
What happens to the collected plastic?
All of the collected plastic is sorted, weighed at branches and sent to the local depot where it is weighed again and cross referenced. All of the plastic is then recycled into different waste streams locally and pelletised. It is then ready to go back into the global manufacturing supply chain and turned into new products and is sold by Plastic Bank to other companies.
Why did we decide to make a reusable bottle?
A reusable bottle is a product that anyone can have and everyone should use every day to reduce their own plastic footprint. It is our vehicle for impact and directly connects people to the impact they are creating #BYOB
What can I use my Ocean Bottle product for?
The Ocean Bottle combines Scandinavian aesthetics, functionality and sustainability for a product that you can use everyday on all occasions. The award-winning Ocean Bottle is designed to be part of your daily life essentials; from work to workout, to weekend adventure. It easily fits into your tote bag, backpack, purse or gym bag. The easy carry loop means you can always have it with you, even if you are using your hands for texting.
It is great for all kinds of beverages like water, sparkling water, fruit infused drinks, iced coffee, smoothies, cocktails, beer, wine, juice, tea and coffee, whilst guaranteeing it won’t leak whilst you carry it around with you and is also easy to drink from and easy to clean by hand with its double opening. It is also the only product in its category that is dishwasher safe.
Does it keep my drink cold or hot?
Our top grade vacuum thermos insulation technology is able to ensure ideal temperatures for any liquid hot up to 9 hours or cold up to 18 hours.
Does the Ocean Bottle make a great gift?
Yes! The OB makes an awesome present and the box it comes in explains the impact of the product and our mission. Not only can the lucky person receiving it be part of the impact, but they can also become more sustainable by using their bottle every day.
Where are Ocean Bottle products made?
The Ocean Bottle was developed by K8 in Oslo, Norway. The ocean bound plastic that is used in our products is shipped from the Philippines and the bottles are made in Shanghai via a factory that went through a rigorous vetting process. They have 15,000 square meters of solar installed and use high tech robotic production systems.
How will my Ocean Bottle be packaged? What materials is the packaging made from?
Our smart packaging is made from 100% recycled material and is designed to have the least possible effect on our environment. It is plastic free and fully recyclable too. This does not mean we have thrown quality out of the window. Quite the contrary, our packaging explains the impact of the product, which makes it great for gifting and also has the design necessary to guarantee your product will arrive in the best condition possible to your door without the need for extra packaging.
How do I clean my Ocean Bottle?
The Ocean Bottle can be cleaned as much as you like. Since our bottle is dishwasher safe, feel free to remove the cap, open the larger opening, take out the seals and place all the pieces in the dishwasher. We’d also recommend hand washing for a light scrub with warm water and soap after use and drying and storing it with the top off. The double opening means you can fit a normal scrubbing brush without having to buy a special purpose cleaner. After washing your Ocean Bottle, we recommend that you dry by airing it out upside down and storing it with the lid off.
How do I prevent my bottle from leaking?
If your bottle is leaking it is most likely missing a rubber seal which may have fallen out during washing. Don't panic! it is easily replaceable and should stop the leak. If you can’t find it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a new one.
What if I’m not happy with my bottle? How can I return it?
We’ll be devastated to hear that, but are happy to exchange your bottle for a different one or refund you. We accept returns up to 30 days after delivery. All Bottles orders are covered against manufacturing defects for a period of 2 years after purchase. As long as the product has not been used or engraved, we will issue a full refund once the item has been received at our warehouse. Please note that the cost of return will need to be covered by the customer, as we do not offer free returns.
We also offer free replacement parts with the aim for the bottle to last you a lifetime.
How can I recycle my bottle at the end of its life?
We estimate the bottle will have a life of at least 10 years and offer free replacement parts to keep it functioning at its best performance. If you would like to recycle your bottle, please break the bottle down into its separate parts first. For most countries it is possible to recycle it in your local council's collection facility.
Alternatively, we will be happy to recycle the bottle with our closed loop scheme. Please send an email to email@example.com with subject “Recycle” for next steps and we will arrange for it to be returned.