My friend Craig Madaus, created the Bübi Bottle: a scrunchable water (or any beverage) bottle that can be rolled up when not filled. How convenient, taking up little space in my carry-on luggage. I filled it at a water fountain after going through security at the airport saving myself $1.50 for something that used to always be free. Water, why should you punk down $3.00 a day and add to the landfills when you really don’t have to.
1000 bottles sold in 2 months. So if each person previously purchased water in a bottle, even at $1 and drank only 2 bottles a day, that’s $90 savings after the initial purchase price but the real savings is that the landfills are minus 120,000 plastic bottles. WOW – I love going green. The reason I am estimating that the average person only drinks 2 bottles of water per day is because I am counting water that is being consumed on the go, where the empty plastic bottle goes into a public trash can and not in your home or office recycle bins.
Another one of my favorite earth friendly products is the Scott tubeless toilet paper roll. Kimberly-Clarke estimates that the U.S. alone disposes of 17 billion cardboard tubes from bathroom tissue, equating to 160 million pounds of waste. To put that into perspective, that’s roughly the weight of 250 Boeing 747s and enough tubes to circle the earth’s equator 40 times. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/10/29/welcome-future-tubeless-toilet-paper/#ixzz1oAJG45kB
Other friends of ours, Mary Nguyen and Emmanuel Fremin have created and developed ArtStrong Bags to tote artwork to and fro. A wonderful concept designed to safely carry what is precious to you – ART.