The Big Bummer About
“Recyclable” Plastic Bottles
Realizing that almost all plastic bottled beverages were extremely unsustainable is part of what inspired us to create Swigg powder and reusable sports bottles. The more we read about the ecological impacts of single use plastic the more we were sure we wanted to deliver the benefits of Swigg in the most plastic-negative way possible. Here are a few things that may surprise you about single use plastic:
Plastic recycling was largely pushed by oil and gas companies as a way to sell more plastic.
As Larry Thomas, former president of the Society of Plastics Industry, told NPR about their rationale: "If the public thinks that recycling is working, then they are not going to be as concerned about the environment.”
In reality, since recycling programs started in the US in the 1970’s, less than 10% of plastic has ever been recycled.
For anyone who has been making an effort to recycle plastic their entire lives, the meager fraction that actually gets recycled instead of ending up in a landfill is pretty astonishing.
We know that ultimately, “Recycling delays, rather than avoids, final disposal“, but we’re trying to do our part to keep whatever plastic we can out of landfills.
What Customers Say
Don’t just take it from us! See what others are saying about our products.
FOR DAILY VITAMINS
“As someone who hates swallowable and chewable options, Swigg is the perfect solution to get my daily vitamins. I put it in my breakfast smoothie but if I’m in a hurry and just mix it with water it is delicious and quick. Vitamins should be a treat not a chore!”
FOR DELICIOUS TASTE
“Used to struggle drinking the recommended amount of water every day. No longer! I’ve been exceeding my goals and loving every sip. Berry Bop is awesome mixed with water, OJ, and pretty much every juice I’ve tried it with.. Sugar free is a bonus! No guilt.”
FOR B12 ENERGY
“Never thought I’d replace my morning coffee, but I do not miss the jitters or dehydration. I’ve also accidentally become more consistent than ever with my daily vitamins. Swigg in the morning- you’ll thank me!”