Our mission is to reduce single use plastic by creating a campaign where every action counts. Each person can be a planet HERO by reducing the habit of buying plastic water bottles and instead filling one of our HERO Water Bottles at the tap. In light of the devastating fires in Australia and the toll it has taken on the Koala population, we would like to donate 100% of the proceeds from each water bottle to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
Join Our Movement
- Inspire others to purchase a HERO Water Bottle and minimize the use of single use plastic bottles.
- Spread the idea of conservation and preserving our beautiful planet by educating others about their plastic purchasing decisions.
Heroes inspire us to make the world a better place and it is time for each one of us to become our own planet hero. We wanted to find a name for this project that would inspire others to align with our mission. We landed on the word HERO, because we truly believe the only way Earth is going to be preserved is by each person making an effort to be more environmental.
Superheroes were very much a part of our childhood as we loved to dress up in costumes—especially Superman and Batman. In our costumes, we truly believed we were strong enough to save the world with our special powers. We still believe that if each person made some small changes with their buying choices and daily habits, we could with a single leap start to preserve our Earth instead of harming it.
As we grew older, our family often talked about environmental issues and what we could do to make a difference. Because our grandmother, Darlene Anderson, has been involved with National Geographic for over 20 years, we were afforded the opportunity to meet and be inspired by explorers and conservationists such as Sylvia Earle, Robert Ballard, Jane Goodall, John Bul Dau, Michael Fay, Flip Nicklen, Nick Nichols and Jack Johnson. These prominent scientists, photographers and humanitarians talked about the importance of conservation and protecting our planet and influenced the way we thought about our environment.
Reason to Buy
We get it– it is convenient, you just grab one out of the fridge and go but plastic is getting harder and harder to get rid of. According to greensheepwater.com, Americans send more than 38 billion water bottles to landfills every year. This isn’t counting the ones that get recycled. Our ability to recycle single use plastic bottles is under even more stress due to the fact that China is no longer taking plastics from the United States. That means single use plastics have even less chance of being recycled. Recyclers are becoming overwhelmed with too much plastic.
Unfortunately, these unrecycled plastic bottles don’t biodegrade, they just degrade and take over 1000 years to do so. The combination of the sun’s energy and environmental factors like rain result in small pieces of plastic known as microplastics that fish and other marine life frequently mistake as food. That is why we are trying to help reduce the use of plastic bottles at the micro level. We want to bring awareness and solutions to this crisis.
Now we hear stories about plastic invading every part of Earth from the remote peaks in the French Pyrenees mountains to the deepest points ever seen by man in the Mariana Trench. We can make a difference by reducing our use of single use plastic in the smallest of ways. Start with a HERO Water Bottle. Not only are you reducing plastic by getting rid of plastic water bottles, but now 100% of the proceeds from each sale will go towards helping the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital’s efforts in rehabilitating Koalas affected by the destruction of the recent Australian wildfires.
- 13.7 billion gallons of bottled water was consumed in the United States in 2017 (Procon.org)
- 67.3% of bottled water sold in the US is in single use plastic bottles (procon.org)
- 70% of those bottles don’t get recycled (procon.org)
- In the US, about 346 bottles per person were purchased (Euromonitor international)
- Bottled water costs hundreds, even thousands, of times more than tap water
- It costs about $346 a year for bottled water, while the same amount of tap water would cost $0.48 (Consumerreports.org)
- Twice as much water is used in the process of producing a plastic bottle than what actually goes into the bottle (google.com)
- Big companies like Aquafina use tap water in their plastic bottles (google.com)
- Water stored in plastic bottles for 10 weeks developed a chemical that disrupt the hormones in the body (google.com)
- Plastic bottles take 1,000 years to break down, then release chemicals when broken down (google.com)
Where to Buy
Where to Buy
27 oz Black Stainless Steel Bottle with our White Logo and Bamboo Cap – $15.00. Our bottles are 100% plastic free to combat the excess of plastics.
27 oz White Stainless Steel Bottle with our Blue Logo and Bamboo Cap – $15.00. Our bottles are 100% plastic free to combat the excess of plastics.