Our goal is to instill change through a number of channels. We have planted our seeds and are growing roots, pushing into local partnerships to expand into and benefit our community. From there, we plan to branch out, generating further reach and awareness to infuse change; and finally foster and help others in cultivating their own concepts and spread seeds of their own.
Nimbus was founded on the notion of giving back to the community. This was our sole purpose, and with our focus being core principles–the environment, animals, and humanity—we have decided to pick three different charities each quarter in order to give back as much as we can.
We want to change the world, but we can’t do it alone. We need YOUR help. Despite differences in background, language, beliefs, we share one thing in common: we all live on Mother Earth and need a sustainable environment for us and future generations.
Americans consume 66 billion plastic bottles a year, 50 billion of which end up in landfills. For every 6 water bottles we use, only 1 makes it to the recycling bin. That’s less than a quarter that’s recycled. For those that do not make it even to landfills, they are left behind as litter jeopardizing wildlife and affecting human health and the environment.
To create 29 billion plastic bottles (less than half of the U.S. consumption), 17 million barrels of crude oil must be used annually. That is enough fuel to keep 1 million cars on the road for an entire year. If you filled ¼ of a plastic bottle with oil, that would be about as much is used to produce that bottle.
Taking centuries to decompose, plastic bottles are incredibly harmful. Even when incinerated, they release toxic byproducts such as chlorine gas and ash containing heavy metals. According to the NRDC, the energy to pump, process, transport and refrigerate water bottles is over 50 million barrels of oil annually.
In addition to the detrimental effects on the environment, plastic bottles have been tied to a number of health concerns. A 4-year study (NRDC) conducted by Natural Resources Defense Council found that 22 percent of water contained contaminant levels that exceeded state health limits.
Read more on the effects of plastic bottles on our blog (Saving The Planet).
“National Geographic”; Drinking Water: Bottled or From the Tap?; Catherine Clarke Fox; 2011
Natural Resources Defense Council; Bottled Water; 2008
It takes 3 plastic bottles to produce 1 canteen. With the same level of convenience, using a Nimbus bottle makes all the difference.
Nimbus bottles are made from high quality recyclable 18/8 food-grade stainless steel, the finest in both strength and safety. No harmful toxins or chemicals are used, offering a healthy and ethical alternative to plastic and aluminum.
To do our part, in addition to ensuring that our water bottles are sustainable, 10% of each bottle purchased will go to the charity of your choice. All Nimbus water bottles are 100% BPA and lead-free, thoughtfully designed with smooth curves and spaced threads to avert bacteria and dirt from sticking. This makes the Nimbus water bottle the most hygienic, easy-to-clean bottle around.
Help reduce waste by reusing your canteen everyday. We believe that together, we can change the world…one bottle at a time. Join us in the revolution and reuse your bottles!