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GOOD Video: How One Reusable Bottle Company Thrives on Sustainability

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This post is brought to you by GOOD, with support from UPS. We’ve teamed up to bring you the Small Business Collaborative, a series sharing stories about innovative small businesses that are changing business as usual for their communities and beyond. Learn how UPS is helping small businesses work better and more sustainably here.


One of the key reasons Tim Andis, head bottle washer at and founder of Liberty Bottleworks, started creating reusable bottles is simple: there was no American-made metal bottles on the market today. As the business came together, they knew they could bring bottle manufacturing to Washington state and also support their commitment to American manufacturing, local job growth, and sustainability. Not only do Andis and cofounder Ryan Clark produce the only American-made reusable bottles, they've found a way to create a zero waste manufacturing facility as well.

How do they do it? For starters, the bottles themselves are made from 100 percent recycled aluminum, and from there every scrap from the creation process is collected and recycled or reused, down the small metal shavings. But their commitment to sustainability doesn't end there. Through a partnership with a local Rotary Club, bottles that aren't quite perfect enough for store shelves are distributed for free to communities all over the world that can use them. Watch the video above to see how Andis and Clark have turned their passion for sustainability into a benchmark for their company's success.

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