A collaboration to create change starts with a limited edition, reusable water bottle with a sleeve made from Parley Ocean Plastic™
"Shifting mindsets and behaviors is as important as creating new systems and materials. We all have a role to play. This bottle is another reminder of that fact and the beginning of a new collaboration in the movement for solutions.”
- Cyrill Gutsch, founder, Parley
Water is a survival imperative. So why do we bottle it in a material our blue planet can never digest? Americans alone throw away over 30 million plastic water bottles every year. The majority end up in landfills and the oceans. We teamed up with Soma to create a new kind of symbol and catalyst in the movement for change: a reusable water bottle that puts the power of collaboration and eco-innovation directly into the hands of consumers.
The sleeve of each Soma X Parley for the Oceans bottle is made from the equivalent of two recycled plastic bottles intercepted from remote islands and coastal communities. A proportion of every sale goes to support initiatives of the Parley Ocean Plastic Program (communication and education; direct impact; research and development; eco innovation) and implementation of the Parley AIR Strategy to Avoid, Intercept and Redesign plastic.
“Plastic is a design flaw. We cannot fix it overnight, but we can all take steps to create change. We’re collaborating with Soma to transform marine debris into a neoprene sleeve, bringing Ocean Plastic to a reusable Soma water bottle and directly into the hands of consumers. Shifting mindsets and behaviors is as important as creating new systems and materials. We all have a role to play. This bottle is another reminder of that fact and the beginning of a new collaboration in the movement for solutions.” - Cyrill Gutsch, founder, Parley for the Oceans
“Soma is excited to partner with Parley and Starbucks to support this movement to create change,” said Tal Chitayat, CEO of FC Brands, Soma’s parent company. “Every time you refill your Soma X Parley for the Oceans bottle, you are part of the solution to eliminate plastic waste.”
The Soma x Parley for the Oceans bottle is part of a limited edition run that launches across over 5,000 Starbucks stores in the US and Canada for $29.95 USD. Call your local Starbucks to inquire about availability.