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Ion8 Friends of the Earth Insulated Steel Bottle 500ml Ion8 Friends of the Earth Insulated Steel Bottle 500ml
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Like many people I have grown up watching David Attenborough documentaries, there is something very special about the combination of the stunning visuals and Mr.Attenborough’s edifying voice that can educate you more in 1 hour than in 16 years of school.

Arguably one of the most influential documentaries was the 2017 Blue Planet II which brought home the issue of plastic pollution in our seas like never before, so much so that it sparked the Attenborough Effect in which the western world saw a steep decline in single use plastics. One of the biggest culprits being the single use plastic bottle, luckily getting yourself a reusable bottle is an easy switch to make and Ion8 have made it even better by teaming up with Friends of the Earth allowing you to support a fantastic charity at the same time.

Friends of the Earth is an international campaigning community who are dedicated to the protection of the natural world, it leads campaigns, provides resources and promotes solutions aimed at securing a cleaner, healthier, fairer world for everyone, everywhere. As we know healthy oceans are vital for a healthy planet so Ion8 are donating 25% profits of sales from this reusable bottle to support Friends of the Earth’s campaign to end plastic pollution.

This 500ml bottle is available in two designs, the Seal Snorkeller and the Sun Set Surfer, reminding you every time you take a sip to of the beautiful environment we need to protect. Constructed from insulated stainless steel, this bottle is BPA free and has been designed to fit in to all cup holders, bike bottle holders and external mesh pockets on backpacks. The cap opens with just one twist and has a wide mouth for rapid flow, the Thermoshield double walled vacuum insulated 18/8 stainless steel keeps your drink at the perfect temperature, hot or cold, during our tests we found cold water starting at 10˚C was, 10˚C after one hour, 12˚C after 12 hours and 14˚C after 24hours. The hot black tea we stored started off at 95˚C, was 90˚C after one hour and 57˚C after 12hours which is within the range that tea and coffee is recommended to be served. The drinks bottle remained sweat and condensation free, so you don’t have to worry about rings on your desk or damp patches in your gym bag (well not from the bottle at least). One million plastic bottles are being bought worldwide every minute and just 9% of these end up being recycled, this contributes to the 12 million tonnes of plastic ending up in our oceans every year, with this simple yet high performing bottle is an easy to reduce your impact on the natural world (now go and convince your friends). RRP £24.99

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Make David Attenborough proud by ditching the single use plastic bottle in favour of this reusable, insulated drinks bottle and support Friends of the Earth at the same time.
  • 25% profit goes to Friends of the Earth
  • 100% leak proof
  • BPA free
  • Thermoshield double walled vacuum insulated 18/8 stainless steel
  • One twist open
  • Keeps both hot drinks and cold drinks at the right temperature
  • Condensation free
  • Hand wash only
  • Only two designs to choose from

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