Klean Kanteen is the brain-child of inventor Robert Seals and was initially founded in 2002.The company was taken over in 2005 by brother sister duo Jeff Creswell and Michelle Kalberer, who built upon the original design from Seals and grew the company into the environmental, zero waste alternative it is today.
At Klean Kanteen, our commitment to you and the planet drives everything we do. From our stainless steel creations to the company we keep, we are firmly fixed on the task of making healthy, high-quality goods that will faithfully replace a lifetime of single-use items. Our hope is that you will go forth and re-use our products for years and even decades to come. One cup, bottle, and container at a time adds up… to big results.” – Jeff and Michelle, Co-Owners, Brother and Sister (Taken from the Klean Kanteen website)
I bought my Klean Kanteen from UK stockist, Boobalou and opted for the 800ml (27oz) bottle which comes as standard with the loop cap, which is plastic, but they have since bought out the bamboo cap and the steel loop cap for those that really want to avoid as much plastic as possible. As I’m still at the beginnings of my journey, the plastic cap really wasn’t a deal breaker.
The bottle keeps water cool for most of the day, so long as its kept out of sunlight. I love that I can just fill it up and take it with me if I’m out and about at the weekends or as standard during work days. If your the sort of person that takes no bag or even small bags, then you might want to consider the smaller 12 oz bottle, as it’s quite long and even once your water is drunk can remain heavy. But general day to day it works well for me.
I love the colour of the bottle and the variety of colours offered, like your own personal pop of personality shining through. I don’t go anywhere without my water bottle now. There is no need for me to buy overpriced bottled water anymore. Who wants to buy water? Should it not be a basic staple for all?
“… I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.”
God gave us water without payment. Okay, the Bible talks about it in the spiritual sense, but the way I see it, water is water. He made it it flows through HIS Earth and OUR souls and we shouldn’t have a price put on it.
So, as we work our way through plastic free July, I challenge you my readers to reduce your plastic consumption. Go invest in a reusable water bottle. I guarantee it’ll be one of the best investment of your life.