We wanted to drink out of less plastic.
We started Bivo with the hope of creating a better bottle. One that would allow others the chance to drink out of less plastic, that would last longer, function better and in the end be healthier for both people and the planet.
How are Bivo bottles better anyway?
69% Less Plastic
While we couldn't avoid all virgin plastic on the Bivo One (don't worry we are working on it), we use 69% less plastic than a traditional 21oz cycling bottle. Why is this important?
From a health standpoint it ensures you drink out of less plastic.
From an environmental standpoint our bottle is made from infinitely recyclable stainless steel rather than a plastic bottle that most often finds its way to the landfill.
By creating our bottle out of metal you are able to put it into the dishwasher without fear of chemical leaching found in some plastics.
TASTE! Our customers continue to let us know how much they love our bottle simply because their water tastes like water.
- Research & Measure - Our first step is researching, measuring, and making decisions during our product creation process that lower our emissions in the first place. A great example of this is our packaging, we had three big objectives when designing our packing. 1) Recycled materials (no plastic!!) 2) Minimize waste. We measured each design and selected the one that used the smallest amount of material 3) Do not ship boxes inside of boxes. We are proud that our boxes were built to withstand shipping requirements and that you will not find us shipping your bottle in a box inside another box!
- Offset - Once we land on a finalized product there are still emissions created. This is where offsets come into play. Offsetting our carbon allows us to neutralize the remainder of our emissions through projects we select such as the The Gold Standard’s Cleaner, Safer Water in Cambodia project. The project helps reduce emissions from wood burning stoves used to boil water, reduces hours devoted to the household for women and children, and helps protect the local forests by reducing wood needed for fuel. Additionally, this project manufactures water filters in Cambodia, which provides jobs and strengthens the local economy. The workforce is made up of 47% women! For more, check out this video!
- Reduce Further - Creating a finalized product and offsetting the carbon is a great step in the right direction. However, we believe you must continue taking further steps to ensure the boundaries are pushed and we help contribute to changing the course for our environment. We are currently working on a variety of projects including recycled FDA approved plastic and water based paints that will help continue to lower our impact into the future.
Exceeds FDA & REACH Standards
Built To Last
In our opinion, building a better bottle no matter what performance and sustainable benefits it provides would fall short without being built to last. Our goal was to create a bottle that would allow our industry to move away from plastic cycling bottles that have a short life span and unfortunately are often looked at as disposable. We did this by designing and testing every feature to ensure our bottle not only performs, but continues to, ride after ride, year after year.