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Tedx is back in Dublin with more ideas worth spreading!

TEDx is back in Dublin! If you haven't heard of Ted Talks you're seriously missing out. The premise is simply "Ideas worth spreading" that they gather people who are exceptional in their fields in some way and they give short, often inspirational…
SELR8

Hydration and staying awake in the Great Desert Races.

While I was reading up on the simple rules of hydration, I was reminded that there are some alarming hobbies in the world. While some people enjoy the simple pleasures of jumping off bridges tied to elastic bands or crawling under mountains,…
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Has an Irish company cracked the food and water crisis and global warming too?!

This is really exciting. Really exciting! In fact it's hard not to get carried away given that we at Punc Bottles are water geeks! There's an article today in the Irish Independent that made me go on a flurry of web searching because the…
A Swedish rubbish based power plant

Poor old Sweden; it's run out of rubbish.

Sweden is suffering a terrible shortage. It's almost completely run out of rubbish and now has to import it! As a model of democracy, transparency and environmentalism Sweden cannot be beaten and now they have the best energy crisis you could…
water filtration billboard

A Billboard That Produces Clean Drinking Water From Desert Air!

This is really cool! Old proverbs are only sometimes right ('what doesn't kill you makes you stronger' being particularly suspicious to me) but necessity really is the mother of invention, along with, these days, government agencies that…
forest

Two ways to decrease greenhouse gases and save the oceans too!

It can often feel like we have lost the battle with climate change. In trying to get politicians and industrialists to take climate change seriously, environmentalists can state things in such a bleak way that it can seem like the fight is…
Kite flying in the summertime

How to keep your kids hydrated this Summer!

We've been hearing a lot about hydration in that past few years; hydration, pre-hydration, re-hydration; what to do and what not to do. Even so, it's astonishing how many of us feel tired or head-achy, who think less clearly and work less efficiently…
nano generator

Personalised Sustainable Energy is Just a Footstep Away

At PUNC Bottles we believe in design; form and function. We mentioned sustainable energy in our last post and it's been on PUNC's minds, what with all the solar power we've been basking in for the last couple of weeks. Very often, sustainable…
sponge

Could This Sponge Help Save Our Seas?

We soak up news like sponges these days and it's not news to say that it pours onto our screens 24/7. What we see is often not the most positive, particularly when it comes to the environmental stories. But we at PUNC Water Bottles like to see…
Shop with Punc Bottles display

Geeking out about Water (Containers)

I’m a freak: a computer programmer that doesn’t drink coffee. I don’t drink tea either. Or hot chocolate (unless I’ve just been swimming with dolphins in the seas off New Zealand and hypothermia is a possible concern). I like ice cold…
plastic debris

How Bad Is the Plastic Pollution in the Atlantic?

You may have heard there's a lot of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean. Some have referred to the phenomenon as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or described it as a huge floating island of trash the size of Texas. It's true that the concentration…
BPS toxicity

BPA-free sippy-cups Scam

"..in an exposé titled, Consumer Alert: BPA-Free Goods Still Contain Toxin Bisphenol, the petrochemical bisphenol A (BPA), a ubiquitous ingredient in thousands of consumer products and which has been linked to a wide range of serious adverse…
SELR8

PUNC wins award

PUNC bottles were one of 10 companies in Ireland picked to participate in SOS Ventures first Selr8r programme in Ireland in February 2013. "Selr8r is a mentor driven accelerator program to help take market disrupting products, and drop them…