Finder Green Fave: The memobottle™
Ditch single-use plastic with a functional reusable bottle, suitable for students and professionals.
We know that single-use plastics are one of the biggest contributors to pollution, taking thousands of years to break down.
Many of us are guilty of consuming bottled water even when our tap water in Australia is perfectly safe to drink.
Once you've decided to ditch single-use water bottles finding the right water bottle for your everyday carry can be tricky. Do you go for recycled plastic, glass, wood or metal? Or is it about form?
The memobottle™ is a reusable water bottle that is all about convenience and sustainability. It comes in a range of sizes and has plenty of options to customise it to your taste.
What makes memobottle™ green?
Memobottle™ is a creative initiative based out of Melbourne, Australia. The founders took issue with the problem of single-use bottles littering the shoreline of their local beaches, waterways and national parks. They decided to take the issue of "human convenience" and turn it on its head to make a reusable bottle for positive environmental change.
The product is aimed at changing public perceptions of reusable water bottles by providing a "stylish, practical reusable bottle solution".
The memobottle™'s award-winning design is crafted from high-quality BPA, BPS free-plastic and is packaged in recycled materials.
The company strives to reduce its carbon footprint in everything from its warehouses and shipping where it shares space to prevent waste. There are no filler materials in the cartons either.
As well as having a focus on sustainability due to a partnership with water.org every memobottle™ sold provides 1 person with 2 months' access to clean water.
We tried it and loved it
As a writer, I'm often carrying a backpack that holds my laptop, tablet, journal, planner and the like. Making a water bottle fit into that chaos is often a challenge (especially without causing any spillages).
The memobottle™'s rectangular shape lets me fit it in nicely alongside my gear as I play my usual game of Tetris making sure everything fits snugly. It also fits nicely in your hand as you carry items stacked one on top of the other. Great for when you have to quickly move between meeting rooms and your desk.
I love that it's clear and lets me see how much water I've been drinking, something that has often frustrated me when I've bought metal water bottles.
Drinking from the bottle is a bit of a different sensation to get used to, like drinking from a flask rather than a bottle and the shape does mean you have some trouble manoeuvring it within a small sink to make sure you can fill it all the way.
The bottle does stand on its own, though it wobbles quite a bit (you can of course lay it flat, and it won't roll away). I opted to pay extra for a desk stand which is a nice touch.
The A5 size I chose which holds 750mL is about the size of an iPad or book and is the largest in the range.
Where can I buy it?
The A5 memobottle™ costs $36 while a desk stand costs $10. You can purchase the memobottle™ range, desk stands and accessories directly through .
The memobottle™ range is also available through other online retailers including Flora & Fauna and Rushfaster.
Finder Green Fave is a regular column that highlights our favourite sustainable, eco-friendly, ethical and cruelty-free products. Looking for more information about eco-friendly choices? Check out Finder Green.
Main image credit: Supplied (Memobottle)