Water-to-Go is delighted to be launching its most sustainable bottle yet, the Sugarcane 55 cl bottle.
With their recyclable filters, all Water-to- Go bottles have for over a decade reduced the number of single-use plastic water bottles and mitigated the pollution they create. This first sugarcane bottle creates the platform for us to move away from fossil fuel products to new, innovative plant-based plastics.
We all need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and this new process does just that!
Sugarcane is grown to produce sugar, and normally the fibrous residue is treated as waste. We take that waste and allow it to ferment, which creates green eco-friendly ethanol. We then reuse the fibrous material, dry and compact it, and create biofuel bricks. Using these bricks to fuel two further processes, a plant-based plastic is created. This new material is lightweight, durable and dishwasher safe, and is made from plants, not fossil fuels.
55cl Sugarcane plant-based water bottle with unique 3-in-1 filter technology that eliminates up to 99.9999% of all Bacteria, Viruses, Chlorine, Fluoride and Heavy Metals leaving you with safe, healthy water.
The 75cl filter lasts for 200 Litres
100 days use at 2L/day
Replaces 400 single-use plastic water bottles
Weighs just 115 grams
BPA Free and Bonsucro accredited
Refillable, reusable, recyclable
Available in Six colours: Acai Purple | Carob Brown|| Kelp Green| Henna Red| Berry Blue |Black
Before Water-to-Go, Dave Shanks and co-founder Cheryl Farrell, headed a textiles company that manufactured and distributed clothing brands across the World. Dave made frequent trips to India, Indonesia and China and was aghast to see ever-growing mountains of plastic waste whenever he visited an industrial area. A large contributor to the problem was discarded single-use water bottles.
Work began on advancing a technology that was originally developed for NASA. From this, the Water-to-Go ‘3-in-1 nanotechnology Filters’ were born! Combining three different technologies, the results were perfect for all outdoor pursuits and travel as all microbiological contaminants are filtered with up to 99.9999% efficiency (see testing).
Realising that here was a technology that could provide clean healthy water almost anywhere and which could also reduce the environmental damage being done was the motivation to establish the Water-to-Go brand and business. The challenge was, and still is, to create an organization that could positively communicate the benefits to the global marketplace with limited resources.
After investing a large amount of his own money, Dave brought on board a number of individual investors to help develop and grow the business. Many of them offered specialist business skills and experience as well as investment. In 2014, a further tranche of investment was raised by crowdfunding through Crowdcube bringing more financial and a wider skill base into the business.
At the end of 2014, the company launched a new product line the 50cl GO! Bottle aimed at everyday use such as commuters, gym users, sports people and anyone concerned about their health. The aim is to convince consumers to use this product instead of buying expensive bottled water, and thereby reduce the damage to the environment created by single-use plastic bottles. Further new products are planned for the future.
The company has continued to grow year on year and in a very short time, has not only added distributors and retailers across the World, but also fostered partnerships with a large number of campaigning charities, some of the more recent ones ranging from Malaria No More UK to the African Wildlife Foundation