You know, we occasionally take a story from SIPS Magazine, the quarterly we produce for Alliance Beverage Distributing Company, and re-publish it here on EATERAZ after the issue has come out. However, in this instance, the story was so cool, we’re letting sending out to ya before it hits the printed page. There’s a column in the magazine called Green Matters and it talks about, well, green matters in the spirits industry. In researching stories for the next issue, we came upon a company called BottleHood you probably would like to know about.Ever wonder what happens to that bottle of Grey Goose once all the vodka has been poured out? Some bottles end up in a landfill. Other bottles end up in the recycling bin. Some just litter your garage floor. (Just us? Oh, okay). But the luckiest bottles get reincarnated by this company, BottleHood. They become sets of glasses, tumblers, vases, or light fixtures from this innovative, environmentally minded company.
It is estimated about 7 million tons of glass bottles are wasted annually and glass takes around 4,000 years to decompose! Repurposing glass uses far less resources than recycling it. BottleHood takes used bottles such as liquor, beer, wine, or soda and converts them into practical and stylish uses. What a cool, simple, and eco-friendly idea. In addition, BottleHood can deck out your house or restaurant in eco-friendly style with their interior design services.
Have you ever wondered where those liquor, wine and beer bottles go after you recycle them? Usually, they end up in landfills and can cause harm to the environment. This may come as a surprise but a lot of recycled glass products can be used to create everyday items you love and adore like dishes, glassware vases, furniture, and yes even jewelry!
Well, one company is turning used glass into beautiful masterpieces for you to enjoy on a daily basis and that company is Bottlehood. This is an eco-friendly company that uses re-purposed glassware and turns it into elegant products. Pop on the Bottlehood website and you will discover fun and creative items to buy. From re-purposed grey goose tumblers, to sushi trays made out of wine bottles, and elegant jewelry made out of a wide variety of recycled glass, you can find innovative items to give as a gift or to add to your collection of home goods.
More than 11-million tons of glass containers were thrown away in the US in 2010. A California-based company was created in an effort to make good use of all that glass going to waste. BottleHood re-purposes old wine, beer, soda and liquor bottles into jewelry, glass serving ware, vases and other glass products. The company is now partnering with Caesars Entertainment properties in town to sell their products in retail shops, and they recently opened a manufacturing facility in Las Vegas.
Bottlehood – much like manhood – is filled with remnants of your beer swilling, wine gulping college days. But instead of just hazy memories and pictures that can never see the light of day, Bottlehood has something you can actually get your hands on. And what better for your hand than a Bottlehood”upcycled” beer, wine or liquor glass filled with your favorite beverage? How about drinking your favorite beverage from a glass made from a container that used to hold your, well, favorite beverage? If you can think of anything better than sipping Stone Brewery’s Arrogant Bastard Ale from a 6″, 16oz, goblin-clad tumbler emblazoned with the same name, you let us know because honestly, we can’t.
The good folks behind San Diego-based BottleHood find attractive and functional uses for discarded wine, beer, liquor and soda bottles, which they creatively repurpose into tumblers, juice glasses, vases, pendant beads and light fixtures. We’re loving these handcrafted spice jars made from pinot grigio bottles, which are topped with renewable cork stoppers to keep kitchen goods fresh. Simple and unpretentious, the spice jars add a homey feel to any kitchen.
Doing research for Locavorian, we found Bottlehood, an eco-friendly glassware producer based in San Diego, California. The more we read about the company and its products, the more we fell in love with them. Bottlehood literally turns trash into cash. Bottlehood’s team collects and/or buys empty soda, liquor and wine bottles from bars and restaurants and refashions them into drinking glasses, tumblers and other items. Bottlehood is the perfect example of a company that does well by doing good!