7 Eco-Friendly Cups, Flasks and Bottles You Can Buy on O‘ahu

Wondering how to celebrate World Oceans Day the right way? Opt for a reusable, collapsible and stylish drink container for your next sip on the go.

 

This article was originally published on March 19, 2019. It was updated on June 7, 2021.

 

Growler

A 64-ounce DrinkTanks growler from Maui Brewing Co. Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

 

 

A million plastic water bottles are purchased every minute in America, but only a fourth of them actually ending up in the recycling bin. It’s about time to kick the single-use-plastics habit in the hopes of slowing down the world’s exponentially increasing plastic problem.

 

In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, hydrate with a reusable water bottle at the beach, catch your morning buzz in a stylish glass coffee cup, and devote your efforts to sustaining a plastic-free lifestyle to maintain the beautiful island that we (sometimes) take for granted.

 

Here are seven stylish additions to your collection of eco-friendly alternatives that you can grab at local stores or order online:

 


 

Keepcup Brew

Keep Cup

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Get a discount on your crafted cup of joe at eco-minded coffee shops when you bring in this tempered glass coffee cup for your morning pick-me-up. Originating in Melbourne, the company, dedicated to a creating a sustainable future, utilizes local manufacturing companies and durable materials for each part of its Keepcups that results in a long-lasting cup that you can be proud to sport. Also comes in a cork style.

 

$27 for a 12-ounce cup, $29 for a 16-ounce cup, Anthropologie, anthropologie.com; starting from $24 online, us.keepcup.com

 


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Hydaway

 

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If a clanky, bulky water bottle doesn’t suit your on-the-go hydration needs, opt for a Hydaway, a collapsible silicone water bottle. The ultra-stash-able BPA-free bottle that flattens to a 1.5-inch-thick disk is a lightweight option you can take on hike, walk or daily commute to work, and then pack away into a small purse or backpack. If you suffer from a perpetually empty Brita at home, Hydaway also offers carbon filters for its water bottles that filter tap water on the go.

 

$25 for a 17-ounce collapsible bottle, $30 for a 25-ounce bottle, $35 for a “no2plastic” travel pack, shop.hydaway.com

 


 

Nick Kuchar Camp Mug

 

Bringing a local touch to this list are these stylish BPA-free camping mugs designed by O‘ahu-based artist Nick Kuchar. This double-walled “Kailua” mug comes with a sippy cup-style lid so you can discretely enjoy your adult juice at picnics, beaches, campsites or while you’re out walking the pup. While you’re browsing Kuchar’s retro-inspired art, take a look at the “Ko‘olau Dreamin’” mug and the “Hawaiian Islands” 32-ounce vacuum insulated bottle.

 

$35 for a 12-ounce mug, nickkuchar.com

 


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Que Collapsible Bottle

 

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Another alternative to a plastic bottle, Que collapsible bottles are recycled BPA- and plastic-free bottles perfect for hydration without the bulk. Suit your style with 16 different color choices, from citrus yellow to frozen plum to metallic charcoal. Feel good about the plastic water bottles you’re saving and the donation made to The Rainforest Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to safeguarding 17.6 million acres of wildlife habitat worldwide, from every Que bottle purchased. We’re excited about getting our hands on one of the new insulated bottles (ceramic interior, bamboo and stainless steel lid, cute AF) that came out in the fall of 2020.

 

$24.95 for a 20-ounce bottle, $27.95 and $32.95 for the insulated bottle, quebottle.com

 


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Corkcicle Canteen

 

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If you need to take your homemade batch of sangria to a get-together, get a local brew to-go or are just really, really thirsty, grab one of Corkcicle’s Canteens. The canteen keeps your cold liquids cold for more than two days and hot liquids hot for half a day with a triple insulated design. If you don’t quite need the large canteen size, opt for a 9-, 16- or 25-ounce style. Pick a canteen (or coffee mug, or tumbler, or stemless wine tumbler) from collections like the blue or purple iridescent “Dragonfly” collection or the floral Rifle Paper Co. And have you seen the flat canteens?

 

Editor’s tip: Looking for a unique gift? Corkcicle’s 25-ounce canteens are perfect for you and your wine-loving friends as they only hold an entire bottle of wine. Time to step up your boozy picnic game.

 

Canteens start at $23.96 and range from 9-ounce bottles to 60-ounce bottles, The Refinery, Kāhala Mall, corkcicle.com

 


 

DrinkTank and MiiR Growlers

Reuseable Drink Containers Hawaii Beer Growler Maui Brewing Co

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Take your eco-consciousness to the next level by phasing out canned or bottled beer and filling up an insulated growler with any of your favorite Maui Brewing Co. brews for $18. The stainless steel DrinkTank and the leak-free MiiR Growler—both sold at each of Maui Brewing Co.’s locations on O‘ahu—are vacuum insulated, BPA-free and can keep your cold beer cold for over 24 hours. Don’t worry about the vessel ever losing its insulation or its ability to keep your liquids vacuum tight: the company offers a lifetime warranty for its growlers.

 

$65 for a 64-ounce growler from MiiR Growlers, shop.mauibrewingco.com; $75 for 64-ounce growler from DrinkTank, drinktanks.com; Maui Brewing Co. Kailua and Waikīkī

 


 

Stojo

 

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For a stowaway silicone coffee cup with a muted color palette, Stojo offers a 12-ounce “pocket” cup and a 16-ounce “biggie”cup for all of your sipping needs. The cup, which is leakproof and dishwasher safe, can collapse into a 2-inch ring. Buy the “biggie” cup to enjoy your “grande” latté with a thick reusable color-corresponding straw.

 

$20 for a 16-ounce “biggie” cup, $15 for a 12-ounce “pocket” cup, Anthropologie at Ala Moana Center, stojo.co