We’ve covered a number of consumer beverage applications for aluminum bottles over the last few posts.
Here’s an interesting non-beverage application – a bug spray in an aluminum bottle that uses all natural ingredients.
BeatIt insect repellent uses lemon grass oil, lemon eucalyptus oil, mint oil, citronella, aloe vera and coconut oil. Some of these ingredients are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for effective protection against mosquitoes that may carry the West Nile virus.
It’s a winning combination – all natural, non-chemical ingredients packaged in an environmentally-friendly and recyclable aluminum bottle.
It’s not hard to imagine a lot of products on supermarket shelves – bleaches, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, cleaners – being repackaged in aluminum bottles. I think the green community could play a critical role in persuading the major manufacturers to switch.
The momentum behind reusable, eco-friendly beverage containers is clearly growing. University of of Texas students recently protested the school’s launching of its own branded bottled water, called H2Orange. Green activists at the university are seeing red when it comes H2Orange.
Students are suggesting that the university use aluminum bottles instead of plastic. The youth/student segment is a huge market for bottled water companies. No doubt, plastic-bottled water sales will take a hit – sooner than later.
Aluminum bottles are now used for a number of consumer beverages including wine, juices, beer and of course water.
The Mixed Ape company now packages ready–to-enjoy cocktails in 230 ml aluminium bottles.
So now you can enjoy a Tequila Sunrise, Mai Tai, or Sex on the beach in a convenient, disposable and eco-friendly package. Just put them in the cooler – together with wines and beers in aluminum bottles – and you can satisfy everyone’s needs 🙂
There seems to be no limit to the uses of aluminum bottles. The YouTube clip below shows how to use an aluminum bottle as a stove! It’s well known that aluminum bottles can be used to store fuels and other hazardous materials. Using the bottle to actually burn fuel is certainly a creative twist!