As more and more businesses are phasing out single-use plastics, innovative designs for reusable water bottles emerge as the preferred eco-friendly alternative.
Reusable Water Bottles… Ditching the Straw
It’s no secret that plastic is a huge problem in our oceans. Worldwide, humans go through a million plastic bottles per minute. And, only 9% are recycled. With so much worldwide attention surrounding the impact of plastic waste, such as bags, straws, disposable cups and disposable water bottles, many organizations are looking for reusable alternatives.
A growing movement to eliminate single-use plastics has surfaced as big brands, celebrities and destinations advocate going strawless. A number of companies have pledged to #stopsucking including Alaska Airlines, Ikea, Royal Caribbean, Hilton, etc. In addition to these brands, several destinations have also pledged to ban straws including Malibu, CA, Miami Beach, FL and Monmouth Beach, NJ.
For example, Starbucks has announced waste reduction plans to completely eliminate their single-use plastic straws across the globe by 2020. They will be replacing the straws with a strawless lid design which will become the new standard for all iced coffee and tea beverages. “Customers in Seattle and Vancouver will be the first to see the strawless lids implemented, starting this fall, with phased rollouts within the U.S. and Canada to follow in FY19.”
Unique Packaging Designs
Sustainable practices are, no doubt, beneficial for businesses. With the surge of companies announcing their ban on plastic straws and consumers ditching bottled waters, reusable water bottles are taking over the custom bottle manufacturing market. Today, reusable water bottles are a booming industry, valued at $7.4 billion in 2015 and expected to rise to $10.19 billion by 2024.
Savvy beverage companies are responding to this global shift towards environmentalism by reducing plastic usage. In the process, they are seeking ways to differentiate their product even further by customizing the shape and look of their reusable bottles. As a result, these forward-thinking companies are experiencing a positive response in ROI.
Manufacturing Reusable Water Bottles
Whether you require a unique bottle shape for a new product launch or a BPA-free alternative lid design to accommodate strawless closures, we have what you need to improve brand recall and sustainability.
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Flexcraft is a leading ISO 9001:2015 certified plastic molding company. As a turnkey manufacturer of custom plastic bottles, we’re constantly innovating designs to help environmentally-friendly businesses bring their concept into production and get products on the shelves. With more than 100 combined years of world-class experience, our dedicated team of engineers and processors at Flexcraft will work directly with you throughout the entire custom bottle manufacturing process. Together, we’ll ensure a high quality product that meets considerations such as FDA requirements.
Our strategic location on the East Coast allow us to serve clients nationwide with pristine efficiency. To learn more about our reusable water bottle making capabilities for your next product or request a quote, please call 732-502-9500 and speak with one of our manufacturers today.