I think we’ve just experienced the greatest greenwashing this side of the moon. SIGG’s laid-back announcement about the “mere presence of BPA” in the lining of their pre-August 2008 aluminum bottles has generated a firestorm – and it’s not all on the consumer side of things either. Now the big question is, will SIGG be able to recover from such a devastating blow to their reputation? After reading the latest SIGG tale unraveled by ZRecs, I’d have to say their chances are dropping by the day.
In the midst of it all, SIGG customers who are feeling betrayed have contacted us to voice the questions we’re all thinking:
- What do I with my old SIGG bottle?
- Where do I go from here? Do stainless steel bottles require an epoxy lining that may contain BPA?
- Why would there be a BPA lining inside metal bottles in the first place?
- Didn’t I buy a metal bottle specifically to get away from BPA?
The Big Bottle Swap
The Soft Landing is excited to offer a solution! With encouragement from the brainy mommas from Cool Mom Picks, we dove in head first and wrangled the most amazing deal for The Big Bottle Swap Promotion! We’ve been able to partner with the best stainless steel bottle manufacturers in the world, including Green Sprouts, Kid Basix, Nathan, Thermos and Thinksport, to let you trade in your SIGG for a 30% discount on a new BPA-free water bottle! We’ll take care of recycling all returned SIGG bottles so you don’t have to. And don’t worry, we haven’t left out the SIGGless folks – a 20% discount is available for you too!
How it Works
If you’d like to take advantage of The Big Bottle Swap, hop over and fill out the form we’ve provided. The offer begins today and ends September 14, 2008. All return packages must be postmarked by the last day of the promotion to qualify. After you’re bottle is received, we’ll send you a confirmation email with you unique discount code along with all of the juicy details. This offer is open to customers world wide
P.S. In case you hadn’t heard, I’m part of the 3 Green Angels Team and we’ll be discussing this topic of BPA in aluminum food containers Wednesday 9/2/09 at our #EcoWed Twitter Party. You can join in with us starting at 10pm EST to voice your opinion and maybe pick up a few tips from our experts while you’re there.