Friday, February 08, 2008

Japan's latest eco-trend: walking around with your own thermos

An up-and-coming "green" trend in Japan is the movement away from disposable beverage bottles and toward a refillable, washable bottles instead.

In other words, rather than walking around with those ubiquitous plastic water bottles, more and more people can be seen carrying their own personal mini-thermos—insulated bottles are especially popular as they can hold hot beverages (such as tea) in the winter or ice-cold beverages (such as iced tea) in the summer.

The photo below shows a cutified "insulated aluminum water bottle" made by Sweden's Laken.

[Source: Yahoo Japan News]

Laken must have made this cute model especially for the Japanese market.

—Mellow Monk

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