Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is with the greatest pleasure that we introduce to you… The Incredible Shrinking Bottle!
But what’s that, you say? You haven’t the foggiest what an Incredible Shrinking Bottle is? Why, simply read our handy guide below and you shall swiftly become an expert on these super shrinking bottles. In a jiffy you’ll understand how they, and our collaboration with Keep Britain Tidy, are helping to keep this marvellous country green and tidy.
What is the Incredible Shrinking Bottle?
This marvellous invention is simply the most cunning of ways to crush up your empty bottle of Harrogate Spring Water to make it easier for you to pop into your bag and take it home to recycle.
Just remove the cap, twist it down nice and tight, cap it – et voila! Your bottle is now teeny tiny and ready for easy, mess-free transportation to your recycling bin at home.
Why’s it such a good idea?
Every day, thousands upon thousands of people up and down the country are refreshing with a delicious bottle of Harrogate Spring Water. Top choice! And being all round good eggs, these wonderful people are also keen to make sure their empty bottles don’t make it to landfill. After all, we all know it’s vital to recycle.
However, finding a recycling bin whilst out and about can take more sleuthing skills than Poirot and Angela Lansbury put together, and often people have to resort to ditching in the dustbin.
Our research uncovered that the best way to guarantee your empty bottle is turned into something new is by taking it home with you and popping it into your recycling bin at home, rather than recycling via the street bins. But that meant finding a way to ensure empty bottles were easy enough to transport for even the most fashionably small of handbags…
And so allow us to present the Incredible Shrinking Bottle, aka the key to easier, greener recycling forever! With a mere flick of the wrist one can Twist it, Cap it, and Recycle it. All that’s left then is to pop it into your bag and take it home to recycle.
Can I recycle the whole bottle?
Yes, your Harrogate bottle is 100% recyclable, from the bottle to the label to the cap, and there’s no need to separate out the bits before putting in the bin. Even better, the bottle is made out of something called PET, which we’re happy to report is one of the easiest products to turn into something new.
What happens to my bottle after it’s recycled?
The biggest market for recycled plastic (PET) bottles is fleece clothing and filling for duvets and coats. In fact just 25 recycled Harrogate bottles could make you a fleece, so you can be filled with warm happy feelings inside as well as out.
Fleeces aside, there are lots of other uses for recycled plastic bottles, from park benches to recycling bins themselves. And don’t forget that it’s not just about what bottles can turn into; recycling also saves energy.
Why is it better to recycle my bottle at home?
It can be tricky to find a recycling bin when you’re on the go and they can fill up quickly with empty bottles. Not to mention the people who toss their trash into the wrong bin; just one misplaced kebab or crust in the on-the-go recycling bins and often the whole lot will have to be sent to landfill instead of being recycled. Taking your rubbish home and recycling with your kerb-side collection is simply the best way to guarantee it will go on to have a life as something else.
What else does Harrogate Spring Water do for the environment?
We’re proud to be an independent, Yorkshire business running one of the most environmentally efficient facilities in the world. All of our bottles are 100% recyclable, including the cap, the label and of course the bottle itself. Our site is zero to landfill and our state of the art production line as energy efficient as possible.
We even have a charity water, Thirsty Planet, which gives a guaranteed donation to Pump Aid with every single bottle sold, getting clean water to those who need it in rural Africa. We’ve donated £2m to date, and we’re still counting.
Where does Keep Britain Tidy come in?
Keep Britain Tidy are the experts in keeping our country green, clean and free of rubbish and we are extremely proud to partner with them to help encourage more people to recycle plastic bottles. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on more exciting work with them.
How can I get involved?
Get started by remembering to Twist it, Cap it and Recycle it with your kerb-side recycling whenever you drink Harrogate Spring Water. Take it up a level by taking a picture or a video and tagging your twists with #incredibleshrinkingbottle so we can share your marvellous skills with the world! How small can you get it?