A NEW, re-usable drinks bottle has been created to encourage eco-friendly living while also showcasing fabulous, imaginative designs by Scottish artists.
‘flasket’ combines art and design with sustainability.
Mo (pictured) created flasket to help reduce single-use plastic by offering an alternative that is both practical and beautiful. The concept of ‘art on the go’ came to Mo while on a bike ride near Aberlady, East Lothian.
Mo says: “There are so many amazing artists living and working in Scotland whose work should be showcased. Images that wouldn’t look out of place in a gallery are now ready to be taken everywhere with flasket! It combines my love of everything eco with my love of designy things.”
Created to tie in with the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters in 2020, the first design, ‘Mermaid’, by Kate Millbank, is inspired by the coastal landscape and its rich flora and fauna. Kate is a printmaker and designer who works primarily in the medium of lino printing and birch ply.
Kate said: “I was absolutely delighted to be asked by flasket to design some artwork for their very first water bottle. flasket embodies everything I love about good design with a real environmental ethos at its core.”
flasket aims to be as eco-friendly as possible, especially with their packaging. They only use biodegradable, compostable and recyclable paper-based materials; run their offices on 100 per cent renewable electricity, and make local deliveries in an electric car. Ten per cent of profits are donated to the Marine Conservation Society to ensure a sustainable future is created for our seas.
flasket’s double walled design is great for both hot and cold drinks, or something a little stronger – the ideal gift for the eco conscious this festive season!
To find out more about flasket and to buy online, visit flasket.co.uk.
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Notes for editors:
- We donate ten per cent of profits to the Marine Conservation Society, the UK charity working for seas full of life – mcsuk.org
- Kate Millbank is a printmaker and designer. She works primarily in the medium of lino printing and birch ply. Her work is inspired by the coastal landscape and its rich flora and fauna. Kate is particularly drawn to the strandline, and she will often be found collecting seaweed, shells, broken pottery and other flotsam and jetsam. Kate uses sketches of her beach finds and surrounding seascapes, playing with scale and detail, to create the compositions for her prints – https://www.katemillbank.co.uk
- 2020 has been designated Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, a year that will spotlight, celebrate and promote opportunities to experience and enjoy Scotland’s unrivalled coasts and waters, encouraging responsible engagement and participation – https://www.visitscotland.org/about-us/what-we-do/themed-years/year-coasts-waters
- People living in the UK use an estimated 13 BILLION plastic bottles every year. On average, that’s 150 each – House of Commons report, ‘Turning Back the Plastic Tide’ (2017)
- More than half are believed to be recycled, but still 5.5 billion bottles are burned, landfilled or littered. Every year – House of Commons report, ‘Turning Back the Plastic Tide’ (2017)
- It is estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic waste in the sea, by weight, than fish – House of Commons report, ‘Turning Back the Plastic Tide’ (2017)
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