Nalgene Sustain - Built with a certified 50% recycled material Gear News

Fully committed to the circular economy, Nalgene have pioneered the use of Tritan Renew resin to construct their iconic drinks bottle.

Built with a certified 50% material recycled from waste plastic, Nalgene Sustain bottles are now available in the classic colours, well known by outdoor enthusiasts for many years.

Since the 70's Nalgene has stayed true to the original design, famed for its incredible durability and reliable functionality. Nalgene Sustain offers an even more sustainable reusable bottle and opportunity to participate in the "circular" economy - the future of recycling.

Tritan Renew does not sacrifice any strength or durability compared to the original material. Based on this Nalgene is proud to standby it's legendary "Guaranteed for Life" on the Sustain bottles.

Nalgene Sustain 1 Litre Wide Mouth Bottle : £15.99

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25 Nov, 2021

Can some part of the UKC hivemind explain why they can't use 100% recycled plastic? Is it just to make twice as many bottles, or is it more complicated than that?

My understanding is that moving to 100% recycled materials - at least currently - would result in the product being less durable. One of the things that makes Nalgenes so good is the fact that they're pretty much indestructible, so - at least in theory - you buy one and it has the potential to last a lifetime. If it were to break, you'd have to buy a new one, which would negate any of the benefits of having used the recycled materials in the first place.

This is something of a generalisation, but that's the gist - at least as I understand it.

25 Nov, 2021

Sounds right to me. I occasionally get various versions of Nalgene bottles (usually the slimmer ones with the more complicated locking drinking spouts) at company meetings and I've never managed to even dent one yet, so I have quite a selection. My best effort was dropping a full one at Fairy Cave Quarry that bounced down the crag before ricocheting between the very pointy boulders below. It took me a while to find it, but when I did, it had one barely visible scratch.

They were originally designed (are are still widely used) as laboratory storage bottles for all manner of chemical solutions and needed to be as inert and unbreakable as possible.

25 Nov, 2021

Cheaper and greener to rescue a plastic bottle from the bin and rinse it out surely?

Sorry, how silly of me, no cash in that.

25 Nov, 2021

Not enough recycled polymer in the world to go round either

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