When the Retap bottles were developed the design of the bottle was certainly near the top of the list. One of the priorities for the founders was that the bottle was practical and funky - and the brightly coloured lids they developed help add a real 'fashion' edge.
When you buy a bottle it comes with a lid, but you can also buy extra lids so that you can mix and match depending on your mood or what you are wearing! All three bottles use the same lid too so this petroleum green lid will fit the 03, 05 and 08 bottles.
The lid is made from a very tactile BPA free plastic/rubber blend which is removed using a 'twist and pull' action. When replacing the lid make sure you push it down until you hear the click - meaning the lid is on tightly and shouldn't leak.
Designed in Denmark and made in Europe.
The bottle is suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher, but we would recommend hand washing the lid.
The biggest environmental impact of bottled water comes from transporting water all over the world. This also disturbs the natural cycle of water. Clean water runs directly from the tap, so refilling a Retap bottle is an easy step to support the environment. Once the bottle reaches its user, it can be cleaned and refilled with tap water endlessly. This makes sure that there is no useless shipping of water.
Retap was initially influenced by reading about plastic islands in the oceans consisting mainly of plastic bottles. With the UN climate meeting 2009 in Copenhagen (COP 15) closing in, the founders became more aware of the negative impact of bottled water on the environment. They felt that something had to be done, so set their minds on designing a bottle that is especially designed for drinking tap water. A year and many designs later in the summer of 2010, they released the Retap bottle, and we’re very proud of this eco-friendly and beautiful product.