Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 19 ~ Holiday Gift Guide ~ Fill Your Own

In 2008, Fill Your Own was looking to become a greener household. Not finding what they wanted in a reusable water bottle, they designed their own. They wanted their bottles to be practical for every day use, healthy, safe and eco-friendly. They also wanted being ‘green’ to be fun and stylish.

The result is their reusable stainless steel water bottles featuring beautiful artwork by Canadian artists. In addition to being reusable, their water bottles are further offset by Gold Standard carbon credits for a ZERO carbon footprint.

With the success of their water bottles, they’ve expanded to include stainless steel food containers, reusable lunch bags, litter-less lunch kits and compact folding shopping totes.

They believe that everyone can take a step towards greener every day living, and Fill Your Own has made it easier for you to take the FIRST step.

The stainless steel water bottles help reduce recycling and the dumping of plastic bottles into landfills as well as reduce the long term carbon emissions of single-use plastic bottles. All of the products promote reducing, reusing and refilling.

Fill Your Own are carbon neutral and run an eco-friendly business using recycled post-consumer paper products for packaging and shipping. They also support charities and participate in community events and fundraisers.

The eco-friendly stainless steel food containers are custom designed with unique twist-on stainless steel lids. BPA free, phthalates free and plastic free! Made of 18/8 food grade stainless steel, the food containers do NOT have an interior coating. Fill Your Own independently tests their stainless steel food containers in Canada for BPA and six phthalates – none were found. They also test for heavy metals including lead, arsenic and mercury in accordance with Health Canada and exceed all guidelines.

They've custom designed their stainless steel water bottles with a wide opening to fit normal sized ice cubes and offers easy cleaning, a slim shape for a comfortable hold and to fit in cup holders. Made of 18/8 food grade stainless steel, the bottles do NOT have an interior coating.

Fill Your Own independently tests the interior of the bottles and the exterior paint to exceed guidelines set by Health Canada. The bottles are available with your choice of cap: pop-top straw cap, sport spout, twist top with carabineer or drink spout. All of the caps are made of polypropylene (PP5) and are tested for BPA and six phthalates.

Fill Your Own stainless steel water bottles are also available in 350ml, 750ml and 1000ml sizes as well as various designs for kids and adults.

  • Do not freeze
  • Do not microwave
  • Not recommended for hot foods (may cause harm to you)
  • Not recommended for soft drinks or carbonated liquids
  • Clean regularly
My Thoughts~!!

I was very impressed with the designs on the bottles found at Fill Your Own~!!  They are eye-catching, vibrant and give an artistic edge to the water bottle design.  I thought they fit nicely in my hands and those of my children.  Sometimes water bottles are just not porportioned properly in circumference and I have a problem finding ones that my children's fingers can grasp nicely without fear of them dropping~!!

I had the opportunity to review the 500 ml Pocket Personas and the 700 ml Love Me water bottles.  Very nice design and wonderfully priced for the workmanship found on the bottles~!!  The different designs to choose from are remarkable and something to suite everyone's artistic taste.

I think the customer service at Fill Your Own is GREAT~!!  I found the people there to be helpful, encouraging and friendly.  The shipping was exceptional and the product arrived in a timely manner~!!

I truly love that the bottles are eco-friendly thus reducing the carbon emissions we make as an individual.  I'm pleased to see that they do extensive testing on their products as they manufacturering plant is located in China, the folks at Fill Your Own have heard the stories about shoddy workmanship and dangerous chemicals, however, this is NOT the case with the Fill Your Own folks.  They take great pride in making sure everything is safe for consumers to use.

I think these would make an excellent gift or stocking stuffer for the loved ones in your life~!!  With the Spring coming up sooner than we think, its not too late to start that exercise regime you've been wanting to get to or maybe your just tired of plastic bottles, which can be dangerous to your health, whatever the reason, the products at Fill Your Own are worth the money...your health will thank you for it~!!

With that being said, we here at The Marsh and the wonderful folks at Fill Your Own want to give one of you the opportunity to check it out for yourself~!! 

Entering is easy and the rewards are groovy~!!
**  Please note:  I use Disqus as my comment form, if you are having troubles, you may have to refresh the page a few times in order to get it to appear...IF that STILL doesn't work, I would appreciate an e-mail with your mandatory entry... heavensent1@yahoo.com **



a Rafflecopter giveaway


post signature
** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!! **