Hey, Camp Fans!
For today’s blog post I’ll be discussing one of the great water bottle suppliers whose water bottles can be found right here at Everything Summer Camp. Keep reading to discover the story behind Klean Kanteen’s success. This clean company is incredibly charitable and environmentally-conscious.
Did you know that in 2002—just eleven years ago—there were no stainless steel water bottles? It also wasn’t very common knowledge that health and environmental issues were linked to plastic water bottles. But having understood the issues at hand from the start, Robert Seals, founder of Klean Kanteen, started putting together prototypes.
Only two years later, Robert started marketing the first 27 oz. Klean Kanteen. It was an introduction to a different route than plastic. Klean Kanteen’s stainless steel water bottles offered a safe, healthy, lightweight, and reusable water bottle option. It was a bottle that contained no BPA or any other toxic substances.
Back then, Klean Kanteens were sold at music festivals and environmental fairs. In another year, in 2005, the company was passed on to the Cresswell family who quickly faced challenges of growth and expansion. However, word was beginning to get around about the dangers of BPA. Consumers turned to Klean Kanteen.
According to Klean Kanteen as it says on their Web site, “Nationwide, even worldwide, we are seeing a massive shift away from single-use plastic bottles as more people choose a healthier, refillable option, often a Klean Kanteen.” Klean Kanteen’s success was about as sudden as it was certain.
Since the company sold its first water bottle, Klean Kanteen has been looking for ways to considerably lower their environmental footprint. In 2008, Klean Kanteen became a member of 1% For the Planet in which they donate 1% of their annual sales to nonprofits that are working to protect Mother Earth.
Everything Summer Camp is happy to work with people who are as environmentally conscious as Klean Kanteen. Stay quenched, campers!