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Can The Clear2Go Water Bottle Top Bottled Water?

Clear2O Carbon Filtered Water Bottle at the 12,666 Ft. Summit of Mt. Humphry's, Flagstaff, Arizona

Clear2Go Carbon Filtered Water Bottle at the 12,666 Ft. Summit of Mt. Humphrey’s, Flagstaff, Az

In an effort to keep our two sons busy this summer, and as a reprieve from writing my green marketing blog, I thought I’d take them for a stroll up the 12,666 ft. Mt. Humphrey’s, yesterday.

“Breathtaking,” has more than one meaning in the San Francisco Peaks, just north of Flagstaff, AZ. Somehow it seemed a lot easier 10 years ago; the last time I climbed it.

I also took along my Clear2Go carbon filter water bottle that the fine folks from Clear2O sent me to try out. (A perk as a writer on sustainability, green marketing and the environment, I suppose).

All in all it’s a neat little water bottle.  The carbon filter, that resides just below the spout, gives you filtered water straight from the tap. But you can’t just suck the water out. You have to squeeze the bottle. The plastic bottle is Bisphenol-A free too, which is nice.

Their website asks you to join the,  “Drink Clean and Go Green” movement. Lance Armstrong is their spokesperson (nice double entendré there). You can even take a pledge to drink less disposable bottled water. You’ll save money and help save the Earth; two important causes.

Anyone know how effective these online pledges really are?

Clear2Go is even getting some celeb-cred. Their blog said they donated 500 custom Broadway Green Alliance water bottles for this year’s Tony Awards. They’ve also taken their “Drink Clean and Go Green” cause to Facebook, Twitter, and LiveStrong.com.

Obviously they’re not just relying on their carbon filtration as a differentiator. They have tough competition, including Brita, Fit N Fresh, and LifeSaver, which can purify 4,000 to 6,000 liters of water with one filter. Clear2Go cleans about 100 gallons before you need to change the filter. Clear2Go is doing a nice job of wrapping their brand in green. Their site says they’ve saved 3,547,388 plastic bottles from being tossed in the landfills, $1,631,798 dollars saved on bottled water, and more than 110,800 gallons of oil saved. All because you’re drinking water from the tap through your reusable, BPA free, Clear2Go water bottle.

Now, for the really good stuff: Our Flickr SlideShow from yesterday’s trip up Mt. Humphrey’s.

Also, in April, our family climbed to Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon. If you’d like to learn the “Greatest Lesson I Learned” from that trip, as well as see several more “breathtaking” photos, click here.

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9 Comments On This Topic
  1. Pat O posted
    June 29, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Nice shorts, Dan.

  2. Helene posted
    June 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    i really think these bottles, especially those in stainless steel are the answer to the bottled water problem. First these reusable bottles with built in filters allow people to use municipal water and filter out all the chemicals they put in there ie chlorine, fluoride and this in turn would also help to stop turning water into a sellable commodity (a very dangerous trend) and it also avoids the use of plastic yeah!

  3. Helene posted
    June 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    oh ya great pics!

  4. Park posted
    June 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for your comments, Helene. If you haven’t yet tried the Clear2Go water bottle, I’d highly recommend getting one from their website. Glad you enjoyed the pics. Like I said, “At 12,000 feet, they’re certainly ‘breathtaking’”.

  5. MaxWater posted
    July 17, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Thanks for the info, Park. It’s great to hear about another product that helps to cut the use of bottled water. I just hope more people will warm up to them and stop using disposable bottles.

    BTW, gorgeous pictures you have there!

  6. Park posted
    July 17, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Thanks for your comment, MaxWater. Now, I’ll have to check out what MaxWater is.

  7. Karin posted
    June 11, 2010 at 4:24 am

    I thought this would be the perfect product for me. I drink a lot of water during the day, and am also an athlete…so I carry a water bottle pretty much all the time. This sounded like a great idea, due to our water at work not being filtered. Turns out though, that my new Clear2O bottle leaks whenever I drink out of it! I checked the fitting of all components, but even after reassembling the bottle a few times, I always end up with water drops on my shirt, or pants, or floor. After submitting my feedback to customer service (did not want to get a new bottle; just wanted to see what they had to say), and also telling them that there was no reason for me to save a receipt for a water bottle, they came back with their solution: they wanted me to unscrew the lid, send it in with a check of $7.50, and then they would send me back a new part. This would put the price of the bottle at over $23, considering I already bought it…now I pay for shipping the not functioning lid….and I’m paying for them to send me a working lid. Is it just me, or does this seem a bit ridiculous?

  8. Park posted
    June 11, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Karin, it’s not you. It’s short sighted customer service on their part. My wife sent back a pair of faulty Echo shoes after wearing them for two years. She didn’t want a new free pair, she just wanted to let a company that she loves know that they had a problem with a certain shoe. Echo sent her a $250 gift certificate. She was blown away and tells every one about how much she loves Echo. All companies should be so far sighted. Sorry to hear about your bottle. I’m not particularly crazy about mine either. I guess you won’t be drinking grape juice out of it. :-)

  9. Mike - Water Filter posted
    July 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    It’s nice to see more products released concerning the safety of our environment, Healthy drink and save the environment at the same time!

    Mike


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