Conscious Containers - U Turn 2 Tap Stainless Steel Water Bottle Hope Olive Green - 27 oz.
Conscious Containers U Turn 2 Tap Stainless Steel Water Bottle "Hope" is green with white tree design, made with 304 food grade stainless steel. "Hope" is part of U-Turn 2 Tap's "Natural Surroundings" series done by Laguna Beach eco-artist, Shane Townley. Shane’s environmental love was the catalyst for his art form- which is contemporary landscapes. The surrounding world is constantly running though Shane’s imagination and it is what he draws from while painting. “The only thing that is real in this world are the natural elements,” says Townley, describing the inspiration for his oeuvre. Shane’s words of "I have dedicated my life to creating awareness to our natural surroundings,” can be seen on each bottle he designed.
The Reasons For Stainless Steel
U-Turn 2 Tap was conceptualized after the founders read about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mass of plastic debris measuring twice the size of Texas. This is a place where plastic outnumbers sea-life 6:1 and the sea-life that has survived is full of toxic chemicals. We are lucky enough to live in a place where the Pacific Ocean breeze blows though and the smell of salt water invigorates the senses. The decision to start U-Turn 2 Tap was born out of knowing that a plastic wasteland has been dumped into one of the most inspiring and simply beautiful things in our lives. 28 billion plastic bottles are thrown away every year in the US alone, with over 85% of these bottles going to landfills instead of being recycled. Once in the ground, plastic (which is not bio-degradable) can take anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 years to disintegrate, leaching cancer-causing chemicals and toxins into the ground and water throughout the process.The reality is that we are headed down a frightening road, one that's paved with plastic. It's time to start making some changes. It's time to make a u-turn before it's too late. Start today with a U-Turn 2 Tap!
Not only is plastic bad for the environment, it also causes serious damage to your health. Most hard plastic bottles contain a chemical called Bisphenol A, or BPA, which has been shown to cause breast and prostate cancer as well as diabetes and miscarriages.The good news is that now there is an alternative. U-Turn 2 Tap's stainless steel water bottles are made from laboratory tested food grade stainless steel and contain no BPA or other harmful chemicals.
Ok, so you think the green thing is important and you dig the design but you're not really sure you want to shell out almost 18 bucks for a water bottle. Too much green to be green? Fear not: using a U-Turn 2 Tap bottle in place of bottled water saves both kinds of green. Let's see just how much your bottled water habit is costing you (and we will be conservative and not price the water consumption of our staff, which might possibly be enough to drown a fish). If you buy one 16 oz bottle of water a day for a year at $1.50 each, you will have spent $547.50. The same amount of water from the tap would cost less than $2 for the entire year! Family of four? You are spending $2,180 too much on your drinking water! Many areas of the US offer tap water that is better and cleaner than bottled water; if your city's tap water does not meet standards, installing a filter on your faucet is easy and very inexpensive in comparison with what is spent on bottled water. Many popular bottled water companies simply bottle processed tap water and sell it, essentially charging consumers for something they get for free. Someone has to pay for all that fancy plastic packaging. If you are trying to be thrifty and don't plan on breeding with a camel anytime soon, then U-turn 2 Tap stainless steel water bottles are the way to go.
Conscious Containers - Frequently Asked Questions
Is tap water safe to drink?
Yes! Most cities have municipal tap water that is just as clean as any bottled water. Additionally, installing a filter on your home faucet is easy to do and inexpensive in relation to what to spent on bottled water. Please see the chart below, courtesy of Community Water Company, a non-profit water utility in Arizona for a side by side comparison of tap vs. bottled water.
|Tap Water Regulated by EPA
||Bottled Water Regulated by FDA
|Cannot have confirmed E. coli or fecal Coliform bacteria.
||A certain amount of any bacteria is allowed.
|Filtered and/or disinfected
||No federal filtration or disinfection requirements.
|Violation of drinking water standards are grounds for enforcement.
||Bottled water in violation of standards can still be sold.
|Utilities must have their water tested by certified labs.
||Such testing is not required for bottlers.
|Tap water results must be reported to state or federal officials.
||There are no reporting requirements for bottlers.
|Water system operators must be certified.
||Bottled water plant operators do not have to be certified.
|Water suppliers must issue consumer confidence reports annually.
||There are no public right-to-know requirements for bottlers.
|Costs pennies a day
||Costs $.80 to $4.00 per gallon.
|Contains essential nutrients for the body such as calcium and iron.
||Natural minerals are removed by filtration.
|Chlorine residual in water to prevent bacteria growth.
||No disinfectant present to kill bacteria in bottles.
What is 304 stainless steel?
304 stainless steel is food grade quality stainless steel. Using 304 grade stainless steel is a safe, toxin free way to consume beverages.
Can I put hot liquids in my U-Turn 2 Tap water bottle?
No. U-Turn 2 Tap water bottles are single walled and therefore offer no protection against hot liquids. Conscious Containers recommends using the bottle for cold liquids only.
How do I clean my U-Turn 2 Tap bottle?
Conscious Containers recommends hand washing U-Turn 2 Tap bottles over using a dishwasher because it will preserve the lifetime of the artwork on the bottle.
Where are U-Turn 2 Tap products manufactured?
U-Turn 2 Tap's product line is manufactured in China so Conscious Containers can offer consumers a reasonable price. They did the research and to manufacture the same bottle on the US, it would cost more than $50 per bottle! To ensure that every U-Turn 2 Tap bottle is crafted with precision and exceptional quality, they work closely with their factory and have a third party quality control colleague in China. But that's not all... Conscious Containers has all of their items 3rd party laboratory tested in the US to ensure that you are always getting what they promise you: a safe and sustainable (oh and stylish!) product.
Does U-Turn 2 Tap offer a warranty on their products?
Conscious Containers offers a one year replacement warranty on items with manufacturer defects.
About Conscious Containers
"I love being alive and will be the best man I possibly can. I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it... seek knowledge from those wiser... and teach those who can learn from me." - Duane Allman
They are conservationists and art lovers. For Conscious Containers, art engages the mind and speaks to the soul. This love for art, combined with a deep respect for the Pacific Ocean, was the catalyst for their vision and mission to create a plastic- free product line designed by artists. "Functional Art" is how their U-Turn 2 Tap stainless steel bottles have been described, and they're pretty happy with that description.This is a win-win situation for them: they have created a business that they can feel good about. A business that raises a level of consciousness about all the things they value: healthy and chemical free living, the eco-fight and the importance of supporting art in communities.
What's in a name? U-Turn 2 Tap means making a U-Turn with one's actions and becoming more conscious consumers. Conscious Containers aims to u-turn and stop using products that are used once and thrown away, only to sit in the ground for thousands of years. They aim to u-turn and stop this paying for bottled water insanity. They aim to u-turn and stop using products that fill our bodies with toxins that cause cancer. They believe in vitamins over prescriptions, exercise over television, transparency, honesty and integrity over all else. They treat their friends like family, their customers like friends and all that they meet with respect and value. They want to protect their health, the world, and their wallet. Conscious Containers is doing it by making a U-TURN and becoming more conscious consumers.