Posted on May 29th, 2018
Summit International supports #STOPTHEPLASTICTIDE appeal with new MYBENTO pure glass bottle initiative
Summit International, the official distributor of MyBento sustainable and environmentally friendly drink bottles, has announced it will be supporting the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in connection with its new MyBento Pure glass bottle range.
For each MyBento Pure glass bottle sold in the UK, Summit International will donate 50p (or £1 for the premium bottle) to MCS in support of their #StopthePlasticTide appeal. The appeal aims to reduce plastic litter choking, starving and poisoning marine life.
£1 donation to MCS for every MyBento Pure premium bottle sold in the UK
The new premium bottle is being launched to the UK & European retail trade in July 2018. This durable, transparent bottle is made from high quality borosilicate glass, which resists heat, harsh chemicals and corrosion, ensuring that they stay looking stylish, even after continuous use. Borosilicate glass is resistant to thermal shock, which enables the bottle to be filled with hot or iced drinks without shattering.
MyBento Pure glass bottles are BPA-free – they do not contain the toxic chemicals found in plastics, which can leach in to liquids and cause harm to yourself and the environment – which makes them safe to use, time and time again. Users can save money and the earth’s resources by investing in an economical, reusable and recyclable glass bottle.
“The work MCS are doing is so important to the UK and beyond,” commented Richard Taylor, Sales Director at Summit International. “In our support of MCS, we are committed to educating consumers on how they can help reduce plastic pollution in our seas by using refillable drinks bottles. We are proud to be making a small impact on this highly important matter and worthwhile cause.”
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the leading UK charity for the marine environment, which has surveyed and cleaned UK beaches for twenty-five years to show the massive problem of marine litter. They have found plastic bottles - many of them likely to be used just once - as one of the top twenty items found on beaches. MCS is now calling for urgent action to put a stop to the tide of plastic in our seas and on our shores - see more about their campaign at www.mcsuk.org/stop-the-plastic-tide.
"MCS is delighted to see the launch of the MyBento Pure bottles, from Summit International, and to receive donations through its sales. With our Stop The Plastic Tide campaign in full swing it's great to see brands like MyBento offering a viable alternative to using single-use plastics, which are causing so much harm to our
marine environment. We wish them well in their launch and will look forward to seeing MyBento in the shops!" said Sanjay Mitra, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Marine Conservation Society.
ABOUT THE MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (MCS)
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife. MCS campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and protection of marine life. Through education, community involvement and collaboration, MCS raises awareness of the many threats that face our seas and promotes individual, industry and government action to protect the marine environment. MCS provides information and guidance on many aspects of marine conservation as well as involving thousands of volunteers in projects and surveys such as MCS Beachwatch. www.mcsuk.org.
ABOUT SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL
Summit International are UK manufacturers and distributors of multiple outdoor living and leisure brands, offering a one stop shop for major retailers, wholesalers and independent businesses.
Summit’s brands have been developed to encourage outdoor recreation, based upon the principles of being able to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever the weather or activity. Their core product range offers specialist equipment for camping and hiking, and accessories for festivalgoers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Summit’s secondary brands include B&Co al fresco dining, cookware and outdoor furniture, Pursuit fitness and cycling, eco-friendly bottle range MyBento, StormForce and Prolites outdoor lighting and licensed product range Discovery Adventures, powered by the Discovery Channel.
Discover more about Summit International at www.summitint.co.