What is Green1st?
A better way to hydrate
As we know oil is a finite resource and is running out, PET bottles which are made from oil are now seen as not only bad for the environment, but also our well being. We offer you an alternative in a material 100% made of plants and with practically the same characteristics as plastic without being harmful to the environment or to you.
We have created a 100% plant based bottle from a substance known as PLA (Polylactic acid) a substance derived from sugar starch, commonly found in sugar based crops, we currently use corn.
Only 0.04% of the annual world harvest is used to produce PLA, this means that there is little or no impact on world food prices and, as demand grows, we still do not exert significant pressure on the sustainability of crops unlike other production methods of alternatives to plastic that could have disastrous effects on our ecological systems.
As our bottles are oil-free, this can make a fantastic supplement to the earth, the bottles undergo a two-step degradation process. First, the moisture and heat in the compost pile attack the polymer chains and separate them, creating smaller polymers and finally lactic acid, a fully sustainable source. They can also be sent to organic material collection sites where they produce a high temperature and burn without releasing contaminants.
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
With PLA Green1st bottles we are generating a change and positive impact, not only for you but also for the environment. Unlike traditional PET that never goes away as it is generally dumped in landfills, discarded, or recycled to produce more PET, our bottles have numerous positive end-of-life ecological options.
Also a big step forward in the bottled beverage industry on the go is the fact that our bottles can be refilled, why? Well, because our bottles do not contain artificial chemicals, they can be refilled safely. You can see what you are taking and they are very resistant. We are removing the single-use tag!
By simply stopping the tide of non-biodegradable plastic waste, we will finally be able to repair generations of ignorance and indifference to the enormous environmental damage we are causing in this place called home.
Green1st’s biodegradable bottled water will not reverse what has already been done, but it can help stop plastic pollution and offer a better future for those we love.