Getting people to believe there is an alternative to the plastic water bottle is his biggest challenge, said Joey Mendelsohn, president and CEO of EcoUsable Inc., at the ASR Marketplace show in San Diego.
The Manhattan Beach, Calif., firm sells stainless-steel containers with polypropylene components.
In the bottles, a U.S.-made, coconut-fiber ionic absorption filter is encased in a PP component and attached to a PP cap.
Water-pressure tube forming, part injection molding and final assembly are done in Yongkang, China.
EcoUsable was founded in 2002. Its range of stainless-steel bottles with PP caps retail for $10-$18 and are available in 1,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada.
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