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In this fast-paced world where everyone is constantly on the move and have limited time for practically everything, the quickest and easiest idea to satisfy your needs is to purchase a bottle of mineral water or order a cup of latte, and just throw away the bottle and cup after use.

The vast availability of disposable cups and bottles have taken over our lives. But the harmful effects of this remains landfill and release of toxic chemicals. Recycling of plastic or coffee cups, for example, becomes more complicated since they are contaminated with the beverage. This means that they cannot be recycled at standard recycling plants and must be taken to special facilities.

So instead of being responsible for all this hassle just become conscious and switch from disposable to reusable.

Pookipoiga offers two amazing alternatives to plastic bottles and cups that are distinctive in design and purpose. Both practical and attractive, are the perfect solutions to show that your care for an eco-friendly planet! 



Earth Bottle

A vibrantly designed and sustainable double insulated stainless steel bottle from Earth Bottle is a perfect substitute and stylish choice over disposable plastic bottles. I say stylish because these bottles as stated on the official website “moves beyond the market of just the conscious consumer, into a business model where fashion would play as powerful a part as function.”

Keeping water cold for up to 24 hours and liquids warm for up to 12 hours, Earth Bottle collaborate with artists and charitable organisations to create unique and eye-catching designs on their stainless steel bottles that are normally 750ml with 28.5cm high and 6.5cm in diameter or 500ml with 25.5cm high and 6cm in diameter.

For example, the Earth Bottle Saltwater Dreamtime – Earth has been created with award-winning artist Zachary Bennett-Brook aka Saltwater Dreamtime. Raised in Wollongong Australia, this artist has always been surrounded by water and has always been involved with water-based activities. His art finds inspiration in the ocean’s blue walls and sandy floors with often exploring different colour tones commonly associated with the sea. Similarly, The Earth Bottle Forest Green designed like a deep forest is a result of teamwork with a prolific Byron Bay photographer.

Other than artists, Earth Bottle also joins forces with non-profit organisations. For instance, $2 from the simple designed Turquoise on Earth Bottle or Hot Pink Earth Bottle is donated to Beyond Blue, a non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders, and other related mental disorders. Likewise, the Blue Marble Clean Ocean Earth Bottle takes 25% of the profits towards funding Clean Coast Collective Trash Tribes who are known to take groups of creative and inspiring Australians every year on journeys to clean up some of Australia's most polluted beaches.

So do good by quenching your thirst from these sleek, strong and reusable bottles that allow easy cleaning and do not leak or sweat! As the brand says, “Earth Bottles represent the glorious, ever-expanding global community of individuals who understand that the real rebellion exists in every small daily decision made for right action.”



Usability, sustainable manufacturing practice, and design aesthetics are the key driving forces behind this barista standard reusable cup. These high quality made to last cups are designed to facilitate reuse with a press-on lid that is a result of precise engineering and manufacturing. This fit for purpose design increases ease of use in busy café environments for those who make and drink coffee.

KeepCup’s goal is to change behaviour from discard to reuse and deliver a positive global campaign that would change the status quo. As the brand states on their official website, “We believe in the power of cultural influence, not with a top down style maker approach, but a belief that the everyday choices we make shape the future. As sales in reusables soar, more than ever our focus is on impact. We measure our success in use and reuse, and increasingly in how workplaces, events, and cities are going disposable free.”

Each cup is designed to suit the personality that allows you to retain your sense of style whilst being socially responsible and environmentally friendly. Crafted from blown tempered glass and cork, the KeepCup Café Range- Cork Edition is chic and perfect for the stylish environmentalist. On the other hand, if you want to do your bit for the ecosystem, then sip your coffee in the KeepCup Sea Shepherd Brew. The Sea Shepherd is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and wildlife in the world’s oceans to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. The other options include the colourful KeepCup Brew Changemakers that come with lids and bands in various colours such as pink, blue, orange, green and so on.

Now, hold a cup and help make an important change in transforming a linear economy to a circular economy where waste is eliminated and cycles of all raw materials are closed. 


Sustainable Alternatives to Cups and Bottles – Say Goodbye to Disposable!

Sustainable Alternatives to Cups and Bottles – Say Goodbye to Disposable!