Dopper Water Bottle

Dopper Water Bottle

Brand: Dopper

Attributes: Waste Reduction

Description: The Dopper Water Bottle is cleverly designed with a two-part lid to double-up as a drinking cup. Produced in Holland with a net zero carbon footprint, it is also BPA-free, and is free of phthalates, PVC and other toxins.

The Dopper bottle is made from polypropylene (PP) (colored part) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) (white part). It comes in 5 colours – Cool Blue, Apple Green, Royal Orange, Pretty Pink, and Pure White.

Capacity: 500ml
Diameter: 5.5cm / bottle
Height: 23cm / bottle

In addition, 10% of all net proceeds from the Dopper bottle sales are set aside for water projects in developing countries.

Dopper promotes the use of reusable water bottles for drinking water and the reduction of plastic waste, and supports water projects in developing countries.

You can buy the Dopper water bottles online from GreenPal Store.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 6 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 16 Aug 2013):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Dopper is committed to sustainability and has offset the carbon emissions from the production process with the Climate Neutral Group, and is in the process of pursuing the Cradle to Cradle certification.

Energy and Climate Change

7. Does the product or service have an energy or carbon-related third party certification or label?

Dopper has offset the carbon emissions from the production process with the Climate Neutral Group.

Materials and Waste

12. Does the product or service help to reduce, reuse or recycle waste?

Using a refillable water bottle helps to reduce the need to buy single-use bottled water, thus reducing the wastage of plastic material and resources used in making and distributing the disposable plastic bottles.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The product is made from polypropylene and ABS plastics which are acceptable for recycling.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The Dopper bottle does not contain Bisphenol A (BPA).

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Dopper is committed to social responsibility and supports water projects set up by Simavi and its local partners, through the Dopper Foundation. 10% of Dopper sales goes to the foundation. The Dopper Foundation invests half of its proceeds in water projects in Nepal.

The other half of the proceeds goes to the Dopper Water & Waste Academy, as well as public events to expand the awareness of Dopper’s mission. The Academy’s primary purpose to inform and educate the next generation of Americans on the impact of plastic waste.

“I guess most people are attracted by the design of the Dopper water bottle, besides the fact that it is BPA-free. The 2-part lid is innovative and allows the lid to be used as a cup, which can be very useful when you don’t wish to use disposable cups at events.

Also like Dopper’s mission of supporting water projects in developing countries.”

Eugene Tay

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32oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle by Nalgene (10% OFF)

Brand: Nalgene

Attributes: Waste Reduction

Description: You can reduce waste by using your own refillable water bottle, instead of buying or taking single-use bottled water.

Looking for a refillable BPA-free water bottle? Nalgene Everyday™ water bottles are made in the USA, and are extremely durable, resistant to staining and odors, withstand high temperature, and made from Eastman Tritan™ copolyester that is manufactured without Bisphenol A (BPA).

Capacity: 32oz (about 1 litre)

Colour: Grey, Blue or Pink

Opening: Wide Mouth

Nalgene is a plastic product brand belonging to its parent company, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., which produces a wide range of products and services for research, analysis, discovery and diagnostics.

Usual Price: $27

Special Deal Price: $24 (10% OFF)

Send an email to eugene@greenfuture.sg to order the bottle.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 11 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 1 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

There are several projects across the company focusing on green initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

The company in 2007 appointed a corporate Director of Energy Management to look at energy conservation.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Thermo Fisher strives to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. See initiatives here.

Materials and Waste

12. Does the product or service help to reduce, reuse or recycle waste?

Using a refillable water bottle helps to reduce the need to buy single-use bottled water, thus reducing the wastage of plastic material and resources used in making and distributing the disposable plastic bottles.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Many of the company’s plastic molding facilities recycle waste from molding and extrusion processes, reusing the material internally or returning it to suppliers. There are also several projects to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has taken steps on water conservation, see CSR Report.

Chemicals and Health

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The Nalgene bottle is made from Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, which does not contain Bisphenol A (BPA).

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company’s CSR strategy rests on four pillars: Innovation, Operations, Service and Philanthropy. Read the CSR Report.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

Thermo Fisher: “We do not discriminate against employees in hiring, promotion, salary, performance evaluation or any other term or condition of work, on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or other basis prohibited by law in the applicable jurisdiction.”

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Employees are involved in several volunteering activities.

“The Nalgene bottle is very light and the wide mouth enables easy cleaning. There are health concerns about BPA in normal polycarbonate water bottles, so it’s good to know that the Nalgene bottle is BPA-free, giving me peace of mind.”

Eugene Tay

16oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle by Nalgene (10% OFF)

Brand: Nalgene

Attributes: Waste Reduction

Description: You can reduce waste by using your own refillable water bottle, instead of buying or taking single-use bottled water.

Looking for a refillable BPA-free water bottle? Nalgene Everyday™ water bottles are made in the USA, and are extremely durable, resistant to staining and odors, withstand high temperature, and made from Eastman Tritan™ copolyester that is manufactured without Bisphenol A (BPA).

Capacity: 16oz (about 0.5 litre)

Colour: Grey, Blue or Pink

Opening: Wide Mouth

Nalgene is a plastic product brand belonging to its parent company, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., which produces a wide range of products and services for research, analysis, discovery and diagnostics.

Usual Price: $20

Special Deal Price: $18 (10% OFF)

Send an email to eugene@greenfuture.sg to order the bottle.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 11 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 1 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

There are several projects across the company focusing on green initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

The company in 2007 appointed a corporate Director of Energy Management to look at energy conservation.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Thermo Fisher strives to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. See initiatives here.

Materials and Waste

12. Does the product or service help to reduce, reuse or recycle waste?

Using a refillable water bottle helps to reduce the need to buy single-use bottled water, thus reducing the wastage of plastic material and resources used in making and distributing the disposable plastic bottles.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Many of the company’s plastic molding facilities recycle waste from molding and extrusion processes, reusing the material internally or returning it to suppliers. There are also several projects to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has taken steps on water conservation, see CSR Report.

Chemicals and Health

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The Nalgene bottle is made from Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, which does not contain Bisphenol A (BPA).

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company’s CSR strategy rests on four pillars: Innovation, Operations, Service and Philanthropy. Read the CSR Report.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

Thermo Fisher: “We do not discriminate against employees in hiring, promotion, salary, performance evaluation or any other term or condition of work, on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or other basis prohibited by law in the applicable jurisdiction.”

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Employees are involved in several volunteering activities.

“The Nalgene bottle is very light and the wide mouth enables easy cleaning. There are health concerns about BPA in normal polycarbonate water bottles, so it’s good to know that the Nalgene bottle is BPA-free, giving me peace of mind.”

Eugene Tay

Wheat Composite Tumbler by L’earth

Brand: L’earth

Attributes: Waste Reduction, Recycled

Description: The Wheat Composite Tumbler by L’earth is made of plant by-product fibers from wheat and rice, together with mixed content of recycled plastics, and biopolymer made from lactic acid.

L’earth (short form of the phrase Love Earth) is a consumer brand of Winrigo (S) Pte Ltd, making eco-friendly plastic products more accessible to consumers.

You can buy from L’earth’s online store or contact their key partner Winrigo.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 11 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 2 Apr 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

L’earth’s products are made by Winrigo, which has obtained the Sustainable Manufacturing Certification for 2010 to 2012.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Winrigo is committed to sustainability and has implemented practices to meet some of the criteria for the Sustainable Manufacturing Label.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

Winrigo has implemented practices to meet some of the criteria for the Sustainable Manufacturing Label.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

Winrigo has won the 3R Packaging Awards – Merit Award in 2011, and the SEC-Senoko Energy Green Innovation Award in 2010.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

The product uses recycled plastics instead of virgin plastic material, thus reducing plastic waste and further lowering carbon emissions. SIMTech assisted Winrigo to conduct a comparative carbon footprint assessment to verify the eco-friendliness of the material, R3Plas™. R3Plas™ is able to reduce carbon emission by 30% compared to virgin plastics without increasing in cost.

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Winrigo has developed a Life Cycle Assessment toolkit with SIMTech, which looks at energy consumption and carbon footprint of its processes and products.

Materials and Waste

12. Does the product or service help to reduce, reuse or recycle waste?

L’earth’s tumblers are made using plant by-product fibers from wheat and rice. Rather than disposing them as waste, they are put to better use by combining them with recycled plastic.

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The product is made with recycled plastics and organic plant by-product fibers from wheat and rice.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Winrigo is a signatory to the Singapore Packaging Agreement. This means that the one of the company’s aims has to be reducing packaging waste arising from consumer products.

Chemicals and Health

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The company has has conducted 3rd-party tests to ensure that its products are free of most heavy metals and VOCs.

Social and Ethical

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

L’earth is always seeking collaboration and environmental projects, and has partnered with Winrigo as sponsors for youth-initiated projects, World Leadership Conference 2011, Earth Day 2011 and Indian Community 2012.

“I like the fact that this tumbler is small, about the height of my palm and thus convenient to put in my bag. There was a slight wheat smell when I first used it, but the smell reduced over the next few days.

Each time I drank, my nose touched the flap (maybe due to the specifications) and I found it a bit annoying.”

Nor Lastrina Hamid

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