Local start up Worthy have designed a reusable drink bottle made from sustainably grown sugarcane, that is set to be manufactured here in Melbourne. Not only does it look great, but it is carbon neutral and will support the local economy.
Worthy Founder, Angela Michel says “The beauty with sugarcane is that it looks and feels just like plastic, but it is made of plants so it is non toxic- actually reducing our carbon footprint instead of adding to it, unlike plastic manufacturing.”
Bespoke in design, the Worthy drink bottles are non-toxic, light weight, durable, dishwasher friendly and fully recyclable (should you ever want to part with it). The drink bottles come in three fun designs and are designed to last, giving consumers great value and allowing no concerns around dangerous chemicals that can leak from plastics.
“Over the years, I have tried and tested many different types of drink bottles. Glass bottles were too heavy and broke easy. The cute little decal on the aluminium ones always chipped off and plastic is malodorous. So after discovering the wonder of sugarcane, this was an easy choice to make our bottles out of.”
“Our drink bottles are carbon neutral and zero waste in the manufacturing process and for every bottle sold, Worthy will donate 10% percent of the sales to Mumbai based charity Vision Rescue.”
Worthy hope to have the drink bottles on shelves (and online) in the coming months, but in the meantime, the new start-up is needing the support of the Australian public to get the product to market.
“There are many start up costs involved with this project as our bottle shape is unique and manufacturing with sugarcane bioplastics is a relatively new concept in Australia. Kickstarter is a great way to build interest in our product and the financial support we need to progress.” says founder Angela Michel.
To help support Worthy and its new Australian innovative drink bottle, visit www.worthyau.co