999Bottles merges a sleek urban design and a clever dial to track positive environmental impact.
999Bottles merges a sleek urban design and a clever dial to track positive environmental impact. Read more
About this project
What is 999Bottles?
The 999Bottle is not just another water bottle. It is a beautifully designed system that helps you track and visualize the positive impact you can have on the environment by drinking from re-usable bottles instead of disposable ones.
The stainless steel bottle features a clever three numbered dial along its length to help you track of how many times you re-use it. Each time you refill, simply advance the dial one notch. The numbers steadily add up!
An accompanying iPhone app tells you what the numbers mean, giving context to your conservation through insightful visuals that graphically depict and share the impact of your efforts. The app also allows you to join forces with your friends and track your combined impact. Have fun unlocking factoids like:
- You've saved 117 bottles! That's equivalent to the amount of oil KITT needs to turbo boost 50 yards with the Hoff and a damsel in distress on board.
You've saved 1,063 bottles! That's equivalent to the height of the Eiffel Tower. Oui, oui!
Why support 999Bottles?
Our beliefs are expressed in the way we behave; with 999Bottles you can share and amplify the impact of your behavior to influence others in helping reduce consumption of disposable water bottles.
Most people understand and agree that disposable water bottles are expensive, a very inefficient use of resources, and harmful to the environment. But that understanding doesn't necessarily translate into action.
According to CNBC, Americans buy 51 billion bottles of water a year, and recycle less than one quarter of them. The remaining bottles end up in a landfill or as litter jeopardizing wild life and creating unforeseen consequences to human health and the environment. While awareness of the negative impact of plastic bottle consumption increases, convenience and lack of motivation undermine efforts to reduce usage.
Our challenge was to close that gap between understanding and actual behavior, and to explore ways in which, through design, we might help motivate people to do the right thing.
We believe in this. Help us make 999Bottles a reality.
We are a young and innovative technology product design company that firmly believes design can improve people's lives. We focus on changing behavior for preferable outcomes --- we call this 21st Century Design. 999Bottles is a real-life manifestation of this thinking.
Artefact is built and driven by the passion of our employees. 999Bottles is an example of this. Fernd van Engelen (Industrial Design Director) started this project on his own. When he published it on our website, FastCompany picked it up and the reception was so overwhelmingly positive that we decided to invest in developing the bottle design and the app and make it a reality. However, since we are not a manufacturing company and don't have the capital to produce 999Bottles on our own, your support is critical to bringing the first run of 999Bottles to the world.
Thanks so much for your support!
- 24oz stainless steel bottle
- Rubberized base for stability and secure grip
- Click-in-place three ring numbered dial
- Dimensions: 8.3'' in height and 3'' diameter
- Mouth 1.5'' diameter to facilitate easy cleaning and comfortable drinking
- Cap with integrated eyelet to add an optional custom strap
- Each bottle comes individually packed (design not final) in an elegant recycled cardboard box with printed branding that matches the rubberized base color.
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