BPA free

2 January 2014

Review Aqua Zinger Water Infusing Bottle
I think most of us strive to be more eco conscious and one way to do this is to ditch plastic bottled drinks. Yes, some plastics can be recycled but others cannot plus you have to consider the manufacturing processes as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a petroleum product. We are reliant on people recycling and I image many bottles still end up in landfills. There is also concern for Bisphenol A (BPA) which is used to make plastics. You often see manufacturers promoting BPA free products.

“The science is not yet completely clear on how BPA may affect humans. BPA may mimic hormones and interfere with the endocrine system of glands, which release hormones around the body. Some scientists think that if it interferes with sex hormones, this could affect puberty or the menopause or cause cancers that are related to hormones. Those calling for a ban suggest that it may be a factor in a rising numbers of human illnesses, such as breast cancer, heart disease and genital birth defects.” www.nhs.uk

One way to reduce environmental impact of plastic bottles and encourage you to drink more water is with the Aqua Zinger. The idea is you can create your own flavoured water using fruit and herbs. The leaflet inside the box and website gives you some recipe suggestions. I started off with raspberries simply because I had some in my freezer. 
Review Aqua Zinger Water Infusing Bottle
The Aqua Zinger is very simple to use. You need to unscrew the base, add a handful of fruit, screw back together, fill with water, shake and leave to stand for 15-30 minutes to allow infusion. It obviously depends on ingredient quality but I did find a delicate fruity flavour is achievable. The amount of fruit used is small so food wastage is minimal and you can empty onto the compost. 

I do not have a dishwasher but found the zinger easy to clean by hand. It’s worth rinsing out the grinder if you don’t intend washing straight away because I found dried on fruit was a little tricky to remove from the blades. The Aqua Zinger is portable so you could take this out and about, may be use at work or after a session at the gym.

The Aqua Zinger is available for around £24.99, there are different colour options and it can be purchased on several websites including JD Harris. I think the Aqua Zinger is an interesting product, what do you think?

Sarah x

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11 May 2012

If you follow Kim from Sunny Mother Nature you may have seen her YouTube video in which she recommended a Preserve recycled plastic toothbrush.  I was intrigued and started to see if we had an equivalent company in the UK. I ended up discovering that Preserve are available here and they were under my nose the whole time.

Preserve Powered by Yogurt Cups Eco Friendly Toothbrushes

Preserve Toothbrushes are made in the USA.  The bristles are new but the handle is made from recycled yoghurt pots.  They are BPA free and recyclable when you are finished with them.  The Company offers a recycling scheme should your local service not accept the plastic. I did wondered how this would work from in the UK but I did some research and there is a scheme over here.

I want to recycle my Preserve toothbrush in the UK? - Our distribution partner in the UK accepts Preserve toothbrushes and packaging for recycling. The address is: Kinetic, PO BOX 64350, London, NW6 9NZ.

Another great fact about the toothbrush is "We consulted closely with dental professionals to create a toothbrush that gets your teeth cleaner but minimizes your impact on the environment."

It would be nice to find a UK company offering a similar toothbrush.  I say this because (and I am guessing) some may argue that the carbon footprint to import this toothbrush probably outweighs the environmental efforts of the Company.

As I mentioned at the start of this post, there are a few UK stockists that crop up in a google search.  I would love to get your comments on this topic, what do you think about recycled toothbrushes?

Sarah x


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