Flaska Glass Bottles
Flaska glass bottles are a stylish, reusable bottle with a difference. Not only is it good for your health (as it’s made of glass) and the environment (as it’s reusable), but it also saves you tons of money. The Flaska glass bottles are available in two sizes (0.5L and 0.75L). Because it is made from glass, it has been protected by protective sleeves made from neoprene, silicone, cork or cotton. Due to high quality protective sleeves it can be used on the go as well as at home or in the office.
Flaska Spiritual Flower of Life
The Flaska Spiritual collection combines Flaskas which are protected with sleeves from different materials and have imprinted, embroidered or engraved spiritual symbols.
Benefits of Flaska
- Made from glass
- Programmed glass for structured water
- Sleeve and cap are made from a natural material – cork
- Different spiritual symbols
- 2 sizes (0.5L and 0.75L – please select the correct size)
- No leakage
- Health & environmentally friendly
- Made in Slovenia, EU
- For Your Health
- The quality and quantity of the water we drink have a direct influence on our health.
The quality and quantity of consumed water directly influence our health. After all, water is one of the key ‘ingredients’ of our body as it represents as much as 55–65% of body mass, and more than 80% of the mass of our brains. It plays an important role in body temperature regulation, it supplies cells with nutrients and oxygen via the blood, it flushes out waste. It is also present in the intestine and makes up the synovial and other body fluids while protecting the organs and connective tissues.
Glass is the most appropriate material for storing water (as well as other beverages, foods, cosmetics etc.) because it will not leach any toxic or unwanted substances. Under specific conditions, various types of plastic will leach substances such as antimony or bisphenols into the water.
Make drinking water a habit. Always bring your bottle with you and remember to drink water at regular intervals. A little effort will go a long way for your health. Flaska is made from robust glass and is covered by a protective sleeve which protects it from impacts. This is why Flaska will accompany you on the go!
The reusable Flaska glass bottles
Glass is slowly making its way back into our daily lives. Once again, we have become aware of its advantages for health and the environment. Glass won’t leach any harmful substances or smells or aromas into our beverages or food. This is why quality cosmetics, wine, oil, food supplements and medication containers are usually glass. From the sustainability point of view, glass is the soundest choice due to its high recycling rate, as it is reused to manufacture products of equal quality.
The Flaska glass bottles are made from robust glass, which is highly resistant to drops and knocks and will live through the majority of everyday accidents.
Flaska glass bottles are made in Florence, Italy. The attractive Italian design has been further enhanced by high breaking resistance. This will ensure you will actively use Flaska for a long time to come. The protective sleeves produced from various materials will ensure your bottle withstands the everyday accidents, thus making it your companion everywhere you go.
We found glass to be the most logical material for water bottles – it doesn’t put your health at risk, helps protect the environment and enables you to live an active lifestyle. That is why Flaska is made from glass!
5 Reasons to choose glass
Glass is the clear choice: For you, for your family and for the environment.
Here are 5 good reasons why…
- Glass respects nature and you
- Glass has class
- Glass recycles your way of thinking
- Glass says cheers to your health
- Glass has 5000 years of experience
For Our Environment, Let’s drink tap water!
Reduce waste, drink tap water and reduce the amount of waste plastic bottles
Drinking bottled water is not only problematic for our health, but for the environment we live in as well. Two facts are especially ‘incriminating’ for the bottled water industry. The first one is the energy intensity of all the bottled water’s life cycle phases – extracting, filtering, bottling but especially bottle production, transporting and cooling the bottled water. The second one is the enormous quantity of waste, especially different plastic materials, caused by producing, selling, distributing and using bottled water. We have studied its energy intensity through our carbon footprint project. Aspects of waste generation are considered here.
An average EU citizen consumes 104 litres of bottled water per year. Most of the bottles are made of plastic which theoretically means more than 50 billion 1 litre plastic bottles get sold Europe wide per year. But there’s other packaging and extras used for bottled water transport and storage we shouldn’t forget about – cardboard, plastic wrap, stickers, declarations…
The Compelling Facts About Plastics 2009 report states that in the EU approximately 20% of plastic material gets recycled and 30% is used for energy recovery (meaning burned). This means app. 25 billion 1 litre plastic bottles get landfilled or even worse, thrown away in the natural environment, annually.
Since ¼ litre of oil and 3 litres of water are used to produce one 1 litre PET bottle, more than 6 billion litres of oil and 75 billion litres of water are used for the production of bottles which are eventually thrown away. As a comparison – app. 135 litres of oil is used to produce one tonne of glass, which means only 50ml per Flaska bottle.
*The calculation was made for 2010. The results may have changed since then.
Unfortunately, convenience is one of the main reasons people buy bottled water, although bottled water manufacturers would not admit it. We live in a dynamic society and an average person is extremely mobile on a typical day. Buying bottled water whenever we get thirsty is en easier solution for quenching our thirst because pouring tap water into reusable bottles requires some effort and planning. But awareness of all bottled water’s downsides should encourage us to overcome this ‘laziness’. ‘The return’ of drinking fountains and social movements which encourage drinking tap water could help as well.
We see that bottled water has some upsides as well. This is why our intention is not to oppose it generally but to reduce the unnecessary and excessive buying of bottled water. It should be carrying out its basic function, which is supplying water to areas and in situations when it is the only choice. We do however oppose the mass production and consumption of bottled water as the direct consequence of a manufactured demand, created by aggressive marketing.
Reusable plastic bottles
Numerous drinking bottles are made of hard plastics. These do not leach antimony and are a better option than PET from an environmental as well as a financial point of view, because they encourage drinking tap water. However, it must still be emphasized that their manufacture is energy intense and recycling rates for plastic materials are relatively low. Recent scientific studies in the USA have shown that numerous types of bottles made of hard plastics leach bisphenol A (BPA), which ‘’has been shown to interfere with the reproductive development in animals, and has been linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes in humans, among other things’’. Since a lot of manufacturers have stopped using BPA, which of course had to be replaced by some other chemical. BPS is one of the solutions which might not be any better than the BPA.
Reusable bottles made of aluminium or steel
Although the metal industry is energy intense, we can say that reusable bottles made of metal are environmentally friendly. Aluminium especially has a very high recycling rate because of its price and physical characteristics. Theoretically it is possible to recycle aluminium infinitely. Since metal is sturdy it enables a long life for the bottles and in this way is environmentally and cost effective. Some of the lower quality metal containers are covered with a coating containing BPA (used as a protection from corrosion). Most of the better known producers have stopped using it after the already mentioned affair.
A regular glass bottle can be a great substitute for plastic bottles. It is environmentally friendly since it enables regular drinking of tap water and it can theoretically be infinitely recycled. It is an inert material which has only a minimal interaction with water. The biggest problem with using regular glass bottles is that they can break. They are relatively fragile and have no extra protection from knocks, so they are only appropriate for stationary usage and demand some caution when being handled.