The average U.S. consumer discarded 167 single-use water bottles last year. Of these 167, only 20 were recycled; the rest of the oil-based bottles went into landfills or wound up as litter. Now you can do your part to promote a greener lifestyle--and enjoy a strikingly beautiful design in the process--with the KOR ONE hydration vessel. Offering everything you want in a multi-use water bottle, the KOR ONE boasts an elliptical shape that's inspired by the organic beauty of blown glass, with a sparkling body that stands out in a crowd. More importantly, the bottle eagerly quenches your thirst thanks to the "no-worry-cap" swivel, which opens with a press of a button and a twist of the wrist. Not only does this reveal a mouth wide enough for a satisfying flow, but it's also designed to minimize splashing. And users will appreciate the bottle's slim, ergonomic design, which fits in most cup holders and water-bottle pockets.
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Most refillable water bottles are made of polycarbonate, even though scientists have known for years that Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in the polycarbonate manufacturing process, leaches into whatever liquid goes inside (BPA is a known hormone disruptor that's been linked to birth defects). That's why the Kor One is made from Eastman Tritan, which offers the clarity and performance of polycarbonate but without the dangers of BPA. It's also safer to refill the Kor One than to re-fill single-use bottles, which tend to act as breeding grounds for bacteria. Many single-use bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which studies indicate leaches potentially harmful amounts of antimony and other chemicals, especially as the bottle breaks down from re-use. The KOR ONE, by contrast, is easy to clean and stays safe throughout its lifetime.
Perhaps the most important benefit that the Kor One provides, however, is an immediate delivery system for your body's most important substance: water. Your body contains up to 70 percent water, and every metabolic system depends on it. Even minor dehydration can have significant effects, ranging from fatigue and headaches to indigestion and muscle cramps. The KOR ONE helps overcome these problems by giving you instant access to water, helping keep your muscles and joints happy and lubricated, distributing vitamins and other nutrients throughout the body, and helping remove lactic acid, dead cells, and toxins that would otherwise slow you down (or worse).
A Sustainable Choice
According to the Pacific Institute, the amount of petroleum required to make, ship, and distribute the average single-use water bottle would fill 25 percent of the bottle itself. So when you drink a bottle of water, you're also consuming the equivalent of a quarter of the bottle's volume in oil. The Earth Policy Institute estimates that bottled water consumption is the global warming equivalent of three million cars driven for a year. Drinking from a reusable water bottle, however, is a simple but empowering change. You may not be able to reverse global warming single-handedly, but collectively we can make a difference by changing our water consumption habits.
- Hinged opening makes drinking easier and more enjoyable (no cap to lose or fight with)
- 750 ml capacity
- Tapered shape fits hands of all sizes and most backpacks, briefcases, and laptop bags
- Ergonomic handle for easy carrying
- Soft rubber base makes for easy landing
- Wide mouth for strong flow, adding ice cubes, and easy cleaning
- Dishwasher-safe in top rack (hand washing with soap and hot water recommended)
- Measures 3.54 by 11.36 by 2.58 inches (W x H x D)
In addition to building innovative products that reduce environmental impact, KOR takes their social responsibility mission very seriously and donates 1% of all sales to a select group of non-profits that focus on water-related issues. The company's goal is not only to provide much-needed funds to these organizations, but to engage their customers on issues such as recycling, watershed protection, and the global water crisis. Each of the four KOR One Hydration Vessels represents a specific water-related cause:
- Ice Blue: Ocean Protection, partnered with The Algalita Marine Research Foundation
- Sawgrass Green: Watershed Protection, partnered with The Wetlands Initiative
- Sunrise Orange: Bottle Container Recycling, partnered with Container Recycling Institute
- Orchid Pink: Global Water Crisis, partnered with Blue Planet Run