Crest Buttle, CO USA
Artist and Fly Fishing Guide
”The reality that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish is catastrophic. Everything we do is a choice. We all have a choice to do better, and with products like Hydro Flask we can make the right choices every day and re-train our habits away from the path of unsustainable single-use plastic waste. Always use a refillable water bottle, keep reusable bags, straws, and utensils in your car and most importantly, make the right choice.”
Pacific City, OR USA
Surfer and Photographer
“The easiest hurdle to overcome in eliminating single use plastics is to simply carry a refillable water bottle or coffee mug with you, but often-hardest part is remembering to bring it with you. Just like any good habit, it takes time and repetition before it becomes a part of your daily ritual. By choosing a mug or bottle you truly enjoy using, soon it will be a trusted companion that you will always want with to have with you like your smartphone… except way healthier for you and the planet.”
Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer
Claremont, California, USA
Oceanographer, science advisor and plastic and microfiber researcher
"Take on the habit of leaving the house with reusable items (utensils, straw bottles, reusable bags) just like your keys and wallet!"
Dr. Cliff Kapono
Hilo, Hawaii, USA
Chemist and Surfer
"Source biodegradable, degradable materials where possible and, of course, do your best to avoid single use plastic water bottles, especially when alternatives exist."
Snowdonia, North Wales, UK
Former educator, current adventure activist
"Try and avoid single use plastic where possible. Be prepared, take a Hydro Flask and embrace the refilling revolution, we need to move away from a single use throw away culture."
Maui, Hawaii, USA
"Progress over perfection. No one is perfect, it is about doing your absolute best. A few everyday actions done by everyone can have a huge impact on the plastic problem. I pride myself on saying no to all plastic bottles and using my Hydro Flasks everyday."
Fort William, UK
“Single use plastic is choking the earth. Reducing our use of it as much as possible is one action we can all do in our day to day lives. By sacrificing personal convenience and putting a little planning, care and thought into our actions, the world can be a greener happier place. It’s really cool to think of all the places my reusable coffee flask has been with me, and how many summits my reusable water bottle has been up.”
Portland, OR, USA
"We start small. First single use cups, then bottles, then straws. It isn't always easy, but a little preparation makes the difference for us."
1 Surfrider, 2021, 2 World Economic Forum, 2016, 3 Food and Water Watch, 2018, 4 Ocean Conservancy, 2018