Did you know that less than 20% of 50 billion plastic water bottles sold in the US every year get recycled? The creator of Treeson was inspired to create a sustainable alternative to plastic water bottle waste by approaching the problem from a different perspective: If people refuse to switch to using canteens and enjoy the “luxury” of having a disposable plastic water bottle, then why not create a water bottle that can be recycled for free?
Treeson wants to take back their water bottles after you’ve finished using them. Mail the empty water bottle to them for free (via any USPS mailbox) so they can use the returned bottles to generate clean energy. Their bottles are made with 100% plant-based non-GMO materials. They’re eco-friendly, toxin-free, compostable, biodegradable, and sustainable. Not enough to win your heart and mind over? Get this … with each bottle sold, Treeson plants one tree.
Now it sounds almost too good to be true, right? You might think the water tastes unfiltered, but Treeson uses only the finest natural spring water. It is passed through a purification process that models how the Rainforest purifies water as it goes through its canopy. Then Treeson adds both electrolytes that have been lost, and oxygen to give your body a natural boost.
Treeson launched its Kickstarter campaign on February 11, 2014, and they’re also launching a mobile app that will help you track your impact by allowing you to see where your tree is being planted.
You can get a bunch of stuff for contributing to the Treeson Kickstarter effort. And hey, if you share their story on Twitter or Facebook, they will send you one of their signature camouflage t-shirts made from recycled PET bottles! Help them spread the word – you have nothing to lose, and maybe plenty to gain.
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