How do I care for my TidyTide bottle?
- Wash it regulary with warm water and biodegradable soap and let it dry thoroughly.
- Keep it open and dry when storing.
- Be careful with hot drinks, the metal transfers the heat very well so let them cool down before touching the bottle.
- You can use the open bottle for making tea and even to boil water in an open fire (without the lid) but discoloration might occur.
- The mouth is big enough to take tea bags, lemon slices, ginger, ice cubes and many other ingredients if you want to add flavour to your tap water.
How much money can you save with the TidyTide bottle?
- Think about how many water and/ore soft drinks bottles you buy - maybe one bottle per work day?
- That would add up to twenty bottles per months, or 240 bottles per year.
- At a price of 60p that comes up to £144, spent on unneccesary, eternal toxic waste that is
only designed to make a few ruthless people filthy rich.
What makes the bottle environmentally friendly?
- The materials used are safe, reusable, recycable and sustainable in the long term and have the least toxic impact on the enviroment and the human body.
- By not buying plastic bottles you help to reduce waste and plastic pollution enormously, if we all join together in this we will make a huge difference.
Aluminium bottles are much cheaper, why should I not use them?
- Although aluminum has a very low level of toxicity to humans, studies have pointed out that increased amounts of dietary aluminum may contribute to skeletal issues in preterm or at risk infants. Additionally, in higher doses the metal can cause neurotoxicity of the blood-brain barrier.
- Often, the main risk is not the aluminum within the water bottle that is of concern; it is the additional chemicals and compounds that may be present. For example, just because you purchased an aluminum water bottle instead of a plastic one doesn’t mean it is BPA free.
- The hard plastic spout or straw may contain high levels of BPA, a chemical linked to genetic disorders among other health risks. Some of the bottles may also have a lining to limit chemical leaching or staining inside the bottle.
What about silicone?
- Although silicon is mined and involves chemical processing, the material has been tested and certified safe and non-toxic.
- The amount of silicone used for the TidyTide bottle is minimal and the bottle is designed not as a disposable item but a long lasting product.
What about fluoride?
- In some areas fluoride is added to the tap water, this is especially a problem in the US but in the UK the majority of people are supplied without artificial fluoride.
- Check your UK area here
- And internationally here
How does this not for profit business work?
I invested my personal savings and spare time into researching, writing, designing, sourcing and budgeting for this campaign, and I am trying to cover costs, support WaterAid and make enough money for the next batch of bottles to keep the campaign going, fingers crossed. So there is no financial profit but hopefully we'll all profit from positive change. It's not just my business, it's our business.
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask!