“Eco-Friendly” Bottled Water? Part Three: Eco-Shape and Biodegradable PET Plastic

In case you haven’t been keeping up, here’s a quick recap.  In part one of this series on eco-friendly bottled water, we introduced several bottles made with bioplastic.  In part two, the paper bottle was born.  Here, we discuss the environmentally friendly-er PET plastic bottle. Yes, it does exist, though these last three may be a bit harder to swallow.


PureLife Brand Purified Water, Arrowhead Brand Mountain Spring Water and Poland Spring Brand Natural Spring Water are made with 30 percent less plastic than other comparably-sized plastic beverage bottles.  The label is one third-smaller and its eco-shape design makes it flexible, lighter and easier to crush for recycling.  Clearly, Nestle is embracing the concept “less is more,” but I’m not sure it’s really working.  They might need to eliminate plastic altogether if they want to catch up with their competitors.


Nestle isn’t the only company desperate to save its brand from environmental fury.  Coca-Cola followed suit with its Dasani PlantBottle – made with up to 30 percent plant materials, it is 100 percent recyclable and renewable.  Nice job, Coke.  Perhaps your efforts to go green will take some of the attention off of the fact that your water is municipally-sourced and a waste of most peoples’ hard-earned cash.


Aquamantra’s ENSO bottle is the first biodegradable PET plastic bottle on the market. Both landfill and compost biodegradation completes in one to five years, depending on the environment’s microbial levels. Better than traditional plastic, but still – up to five years? Why not just eliminate waste altogether?

Win a Vapur Anti Bottle Water Bottle!

Vapur Anti Bottle Water BottleWe just got in our first shipment of Vapur water bottles, and we’re proud to announce that we’ll be giving one away for the first week of our new contest to help people buck the bottled water trend. I can think of no product more equipped to do just that than the Vapur Anti Bottle.

So why does Vapur refer to this water bottle as an anti bottle? Well, it does just about everything traditional bottled water can’t.

Most importantly, it’s reusable. You can’t say that about most plastic water bottles, as many contain Bisphenol-A (BPA), a compound that can leach out of the plastic and into your water. BPA has been associated with a variety of neurological and hormonal neurological issues, as well as several cancers.

Clean, filtered water and a regular reusable water bottle are all you need to kick your bottled water habit — but the Vapur Anti Bottle is far from regular. When empty, you can flatten, fold, or roll up a Vapur water bottle to store it in the tiniest of spaces. The water bottle also comes with a carabiner, so that you can easily attach it to a backpacks, purses and camping equipment.

If you’re a bottled water addict, then a Vapur water bottle is just what you need to kick that nasty habit.

You can enter to win through the Filters Fast Facebook page, by retweeting about the contest on Twitter, or you can do both to increase your chances of winning. For instructions on how to enter, see below.

How to Win a Vapur Water Bottle on Facebook

Simple: All we want you to do is “like” us on our Filters Fast Facebook page. Click on the “like” button just one time and you’re entered for every one of our weekly contests, including the grand prize drawing for a $250 Visa gift card on September 1. The drawing for the first Vapur bottle will take place on July 9.

How to Win a Vapur Water Bottle on Twitter

1) Make sure you follow us @FiltersFast so we can get in touch if you win.

2) Post the tweet below to your own Twitter account to help us spread the word about the contest.

RT: I want to win a @Vapur anti bottle from @FiltersFast so I can buck the bottled water trend!

3) Leave your @twitter_user_name in the comments section below .

*Please note that the Twitter contest is separate from the Facebook contest. We will give a Vapur water bottle away on Twitter on Friday, June 25. By entering the Twitter contest you are only eligible to win the Vapur water bottle, but you will not be entered to win the weekly prizes or the $250 Visa gift card grand prize. To enter these contests, you just have to “like” us on Facebook! You can enter both contests.

Stay tuned for more giveaways! We’ll be giving out a weekly prize for the two months leading up to our grand prize drawing, in which someone will win a $250 gift card! See our Buck the Bottled Water Trend contest for more details.