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Do you resolve to make resolutions at the beginning of each year? The first resolutions were those of ancient Babylonians making promises to pay off debts and return farming equipment with the hope to earn favor from their gods. The Romans declared January 1 as the first day of the year to honor Janus, the Roman god of beginnings who has two faces that allow him to look into the past and forward to the future. In 46 BC Julius Caesar allowed the previous year to drag on an extra 90 days in order to realign January 1st and the Roman calendar with the sun.
I did not know much of the above. In these modern times popular resolutions consist of goals to become healthier, more physically fit, more positive and more spiritual. A lot of people resolve to spend more time with their loved ones. Some wish to improve upon their financial state. I can tell you that getting into shape, losing weight, and to quit biting my nails are my top three resolutions every year and I’m right on track for making this year (or next) the one in which it all happens!
Please allow me to introduce myself; my name is Michelle and I work at BottleHood. I am part of a team of fantastically creative souls who have a wonderful thirst for life and its many adventures. Recently, I asked my fellow employees to relay a few of their New Year’s resolutions to me for inspiration. While most shared the same goals as the popular aforementioned declarations of the general public (myself included) a few co-workers had some more unique ideas. Jewelry Manager, Kelly, said “to not type ‘LOL’ unless I have really laughed aloud.” Evan, our Sourcing Manager replied, “I want to learn more jokes!” (Backstory: Evan sits behind me and I make him tell me jokes.) I loved Marketing Director Leslie’s resolution “to eat less chocolate, drink more champagne and practice more yoga in between.” But my favorite by far was from Jonathan who works in packing and shipping. He replied simply ”to eat more calories.” Yes please and I wish.
What better way to keep goals than to share them with your friends, loved ones and perhaps a co-worker or four? Together, we have new resolutions for our company! For starters, we want to learn more, grow in knowledge and in product! We want to make new friends and take more trips to see what other developments are going on in our industry and in our community. BottleHood will expand and try new ideas this coming year and we resolve to keep telling you what we are doing and the things that keep us inspired! So it begins (again)…our renewed blog, a superb resolution.
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.
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!