Monday, August 29, 2011

(Closed) BottlesUp Review and Giveaway Ends 9/10 (2 winners!)

BottlesUp is one of only a few glass water bottle companies I've found. Not only do they have an extensive background of over 30 years in art glass, they also have an immense concern over the health dangers associated with plastics and the impact plastic has on the environment.

I think we all know by now that pre-filled, disposable plastic water bottles by the case are no longer the way to go. Using a reusable bottle and filtered water from your tap is a better, cheaper, and healthier option. Glass gives you the peace of mind knowing you're drinking from a safe, toxin-free material. Because they're reusable, you aren't adding more plastic to the landfills either.

 

I've very excited to share with you my experience with a BottlesUp glass water bottle! This 22-ounce glass water bottle has some great features.
  • Bottles are more than 75% post-consumer recycled glass and are recyclable
  • No plastic and no BPA or other harmful chemicals
  • Food grade silicone cap and rings in interchangeable fun colors
  • The cap creates a leak-proof seal (I tested this and yes, it's true!)
  • The wide mouth allows for various ice shapes to easy fit through, and the lip creates a comfortable drinking experience
  • Sturdy, comfortable hand grip from the silicone rings
  • Each bottle is distinctly unique, with slight character differences caused by the production process
  • Bottles and accessories can be customized with logos, monograms or designs
  • The bottles are crafted by skilled glass workers in Mexico. The silicone accessories are made in the USA

I love knowing exactly what I'm drinking out of with my BottlesUp water bottle. I don't have to question the type of plastic used, or the process. I know it's glass, and it's completely safe! That in itself is helping me WANT to drink more water with it. I'm horrible at getting enough water each day, so if I can make it fun and different, that's even better. This water bottle certainly is fun, and very different!
The BottlesUp water bottle has a really unique design, it's original, and eye-catching. I also like that it's glass opposed to stainless steel because I can see through it to ensure it's completely clean. It holds up in the dishwasher just fine, but I prefer to just handwash it really quick. I usually use it for water, so it really just needs a quick rinse most the time.
BottlesUp has some well thought out features. However, the bottle is still glass so I'm a little paranoid when I use my BottlesUp glass water bottle. It's really only because Buddy is fascinated with it, and likes to grab it off the counter!! It hasn't taken a tumble yet, so I have no idea how well it will hold up. The glass is thick though, and the silicone cap and grips do provide a small amount of protection. I'm excited to see the fleece accessories they are in the process of developing though. Some sort of bottle sleeve would help ease my nerves a little. :) Just like plastic and other materials used for water bottles, it will inevitably sweat from a cold beverage. This doesn't really bother me at all, but it does bother my hubby who prefers an insulated water bottle. The silicone rings are flexible, and grip really well even when wet.

If you're curious about the process that a BottlesUp water bottle goes through, you'll want to check out this fascinating video! 



Price: $33.95 each

The Verdict: I really like my BottlesUp water bottle! It's unique, and thoughtfully designed. I love their commitment to recycling, and to a safer, high-quality water bottle. This is certainly a great choice for any Eco-conscious person too.

Buy It!
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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

78 comments:

Christina said...

we recycled more and walked when we could

Diddlepoyner said...

We installed fans and work from home more often this summer!
I learned that glass is free of toxins such as Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polycarbonates unlike plastics

Penny Pincher Pixie said...

Started reusing bags from the grocery store ( we get mainly paper) for our yard sales and for trash bags. As well as for shipping items from ebay. Also started using reusable bags as much as possible that we buy or get free w/ purchase at the stores.

aibrougher said...

We recycled our glass and plastic bottles! We also installed light bulbs that were more energy efficient and replaced out shower heads with energy efficient ones as well.

Anonymous said...

We lowered our air conditioner, so it was not using as much electric. I did not buy water bottles, used tap water.

Maryann D.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Anonymous said...

I learned that Bottles Up has the Lowest carbon footprint of any water bottle in the industry.

Maryann D.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Leslie said...

I am using reusable grocery bags and we are composting material from our house to use for our garden next summer

aibrougher said...

I learned from their website that they can customize any of their bottles. I love this idea!

Saph@Frugal Wife Blog said...

We do what we normally do- recycle, use cloth napkins, cloth diapers, etc.

graceInk said...

We started cloth diapering our son when he was born and we bought some reusable sandwich holders for my hubs and my lunches.

graceink at yahoo dot com

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graceInk said...

I learned that their glass bottles are more than 75% post-consumer recycled glass

graceink at yahoo dot com

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Cass said...

We didn't drive very much, saving on gas and not polluting the air. We also bought reusable lunch sacks for the kids for school.

acvanslyke@gmail.com

BethElderton said...

We moved in February, so we are now close enough to a local market to walk there for some of our shopping. We also installed a water filter and invested in a couple of nice water bottles (would love to add to that collection!) that I keep filled and in the refrigerator.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Paula L. said...

We installed a more energy efficient furnace and walked a lot more instead of driving.
jandplee at att.net

BethElderton said...

I learned that glass production has a low environmental impact and that glass is endlessly recyclable.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

JoeyfromSC said...

We did a staycation instead of traveling and we recycled our water bottles/glass/paper!

Thank you for the chance to win!

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Sunflower Joy said...

We started a compost pile and we started cloth diapers and wipes

Brooke Schwaderer

anjellfire at gmail dot com

Domestic Diva said...

We bring our own glass jars to the market when we're buying bulk goods (nuts, dried beans, flour, etc.).

We also use cloth instead of paper when we can (bags, napkins, diapers, wipes, towels, etc.)

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I learned that glass doesn't leach anything weird into your water, and it can be recycled indefinitely.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

jayedee said...

i'm kind of an old hippy, so its not really about what i did this summer, but how i've always tried to live, yanno? we use cloth diapers, dish towels and napkins, line dry our clothes, compost everything that can be composted and recycle the rest. use reusable shopping bags etc etc etc

pinkghosta said...

we recycled and used energy efficient light bulbs

Anonymous said...

We reused glass jars, and rode bikes more..( :

bethany.pierce97@yahoo.com

Erin Slattery said...

We switched to using reusable bottles more than 50% of the time for drinks. The disposable ones we refill and reuse for days to help cut down waste.
beezhappee12(at)yahoo.com

steffie said...

we recycled plastic bottles, newspapers, and cardboard boxes! steph at steffiessweetsinsations@gmail.com

Lynda said...

We switched to reusable food bags for our lunches at work to eliminate so much plastic usage, we grew our first vegetable garden and we really make an effort to recycle.
lyndaclark81(at)yahoo(dot)com

Becca said...

reusable bags and cloth diaper - line dried of course

Charis's Mum said...

I use cloth diapers on my daughter and fill water in my Nalgene bottle and take it everywhere with me, instead of buying bottled water.

Becca said...

I learned that their glass bottles are more than 75% post-consumer recycled glass

jill24295 said...

We switched from disposable sponges for washing dishes to washcloths that can be laundered. We also use reuseable water bottles, cups and glasses instead of buying plastic bottles of water
jill24295@yahoo.com

jill24295 said...

I like the Composition of their water bottles is +75% post-consumer recycled glass.
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maryf said...

my kids and i are recycling all kinds of things this year and this summer we had hardly any garbage at all for the garbage man! my neighbors were amazed!

sweetpea0861@yahoo.com

kmogilevski said...

We are striving to use less paper towels so I bought more hand towels and cloth napkins. We also bought a rain barrel!

all natural katie
allnaturalkatie at gmail dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

We recycled ALL that we possibly could & rode the motorcycle when we could to save gas.
fastkat at gmail dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I learned that glass production has a low environmental impact.

fastkat at gmail dot com

Ashers85 said...

We recycle and use green works products to clean.

Lori Thomas said...

We grouped errands 2gether to save on gas, & we always use reuseable bags when shopping

Lori Thomas said...

I learned they have the Lowest carbon footprint of any water bottle in the industry

17sirens said...

Well for one, I didn't go anywhere this summer...like, at all. Talk about saving money on gas ;D

We recycled our bottles, plastic, paper, etc this summer though. Huge improvement from last summer.

Nofearpapertiger said...

We started a compost pile and walk more with the nicer weather rather than drive.

Angela Rhodes Krause
nofearpapertiger@gmail.com

Melissa said...

We made fewer trips out, and spent more time outdoors!

Melissa said...

I learned that the U.S. recycling rate for plastic bottles derived from petroleum was only 28% in 2009! That's alarming. :(

M.j. said...

To be greener we planted a garden and started a compost pile...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

We stopped using so many plastic bottles and began using the filtered water in our fridge and we set up a recycling center in our home to make our recycling easier!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

jlwalden1 {at} gmail {dot} com

Raven In A Blue Room said...

we got a smart system water sprinkler for the garden to conserve energy, completely stopped buying soda cans

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Gina said...

We did more things at home to save burning gas, and tripled the size of our organic garden!

Joy N. said...

we are slowly making the transition away from paper towels
and we gave away our old rotting deck wood to our neighbors to make a shared compost bin
newlanjoyatgmaildotcom

Brittney said...

My family ran the air less and we used reusable bags for everything!!!
babybensmama at yahoo dot com

Brittney said...

I learned that glass can be recycled endlessly! I knew some products could only be actually recycled a handful of times, but its good to know that glass should always go in the recycle bin :)
babybensmama at yahoo dot com

kmogilevski said...

Learned that it's safe to drink from because it is the purest, and healthiest material

all natural katie
allnaturalkatie at gmail dot com

coleycoupons said...

we cloth diapered and started using reusable grocery bags

coleycoupons at yahoo dot com

The Green House said...

This summer, we started our first garden box. Unfortunately, with 60+ days of 100 degree weather and no rain, our veggies did not survive. :( Better luck next year, we hope. We also stopped using paper towels and instead have incorporated wash cloths every where in the house. It has annoyed my mom-in-law since she loves using paper towels, but it's a good thing she only comes to visit once in awhile.

thegreenhouseboutique@gmail.com

The Green House said...

I learned that all of their products can be customized with logos, monograms, or favorite designs.

Carrie Phelps said...

We have always recycled & we used the car less this Summer.
carriedust@yahoo.com

Carrie Phelps said...

They share a portion of their profits at 1% FOR THE PLANET.
carriedust@yahoo.com

deb c said...

We grew some of our own veggies this summer and we recycle everything.
missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

jdm2551 said...

We hang our laundry to dry on the line and we cloth diaper!
lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

Whomping Willow said...

we had a garden this year and have been trying to cut out the plasticware (including water bottles!) I have a kleen kanteen, but would love to try glass bottles as an alternative, have even seen some cool glass baby bottles...

Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

We recycled as much as possible and used reusable shopping bags at the grocery store!
sabrina radke
sradke1024 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

We use reusable bags when grocery shopping and are reusing boxes/envelopes that we receive in the mail to store things and ship our own items.
tvpg at aol dot com

Amanda said...

I learned that their bottles are made in Mexico by skilled glass workers.
tvpg at aol dot com

Donna said...

We recycled and we grew veggies in our garden.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I learned that glass is good because it contains no toxins.
donna444444@yahoo.com

lisa said...

bought from a local farmers market & recycled

lisa said...

glass is endlessly recyclable

Mrs.Smitty said...

I finally got hubby onto the green laundry bandwagon. He's finally using my homemade detergent and hanging stuff on the laundry line instead of throwing it in the dryer because it's more convenient. We also switched to nonpaper towels, which is frankly easier to use anyway.
rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

tlcrum06 said...

We recycled alot more & started using CamelBak Water Filtered Water Bottles!!
tlcrum06 @ att dot net

damiesmom said...

we didnt travel to vacation so we saved on driving. and we are switching to cloth diapers.
damiesmom at ymail dot com

Linette Gerlach said...

We raised a garden, and the produce we didn't grow ourselves we bought from local farmers, and the farmer's market.

lewalk said...

We have switched as much as possible from plastic bags and paper towels to recyclables. I am trying to find somewhere around here that recycles. And we are in the process of starting a garden at the place we will be building on and moving to in the next year or so.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

astroqueen67 said...

Started recycling our newspapers and put CFL bulbs in all our lights in the house. Holly Hennessy Swint astroqueen67@hotmail.com

astroqueen67 said...

Their bottles are made from curbside recycled glass by skilled glass workers in a state of the art facility in Mexico. Holly Hennessy Swint astroqueen67@hotmail.com

lewalk said...

They've been in glass for over 30 years but spent the last 2 years carefully designing and refining their concept. These bottles are awesome. I love them.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

corey1971 said...

We recycled more and participated in a clean up the park drive.

olomon@hotmail.com

Meg said...

This summer we line-dried our clothes exclusively (kinda had to; we don't have a dryer) and installed a solar-powered attic fan! The fan is awesome--it needs such a small amount of light that it even runs during the rain.

Meg said...

I love that the company is so rooted in art, and that the owner is a glass artist herself. So much cooler than mass-produced bottles from a giant corporation!

Stephanie G said...

We stopped using paper towels and started gardening.

Stephanie G said...

Your bottles are made from at least 75% post consumer glass.

Becky said...

I line dry clothes (and diapers!) in the summer and have an organic vegetable garden :)