PF Concept‘s H2O Active® Eco Tempo 700ml sport bottle, made entirely from Prevented Ocean Plastic, was the platinum winner in the drinkware category at this year’s BPMA awards.
The British Promotional Merchandise Association is the professional body serving the promotional products industry in the UK and Northern Ireland, and the drinkware category is considered consistently competitive.
In the words of PF Concept’s UK Country Manager, Rob Durant, “Winning the BPMA Platinum Award for best drinkware item has been the perfect start to 2023! To win one of these awards is a massive achievement. Our H2O Active Eco Tempo bottle battled against other drinkware items, all with strong sustainability stories and innovative design features, with the winners selected over a number of rounds by an extensive panel of experts.”
“We have been working with Prevented Ocean Plastic for our H2O Active Eco Base Sport Bottles since 2020,” continued Durant. “Brand-owners love the story behind how the material is gathered and the impact on the collecting communities, making it the perfect product for organisations to promote their brand more sustainably. In 2022, we expanded the range to include the H2O Active Eco Tempo, which we offer with a choice of lids to make the bottle really versatile.”
Christine Girven, Product Development Manager for the company’s UK collection, added, “We have a strong range of UK-made drinkware items, and so I’m especially proud of this achievement. We’ve always been impressed by the work of the Prevented Ocean Plastic Team, the transparency of the supply chain and the efforts taken to improve both the world’s oceans and the communities in collection areas. For PF Concept, it’s recognition of our commitment to developing sustainable products for our marketplace.
And at PF Concept, we don’t stand still. Because the world is changing, so are we. It is our mission to support the sustainable transition of the product media industry, by selecting products, materials and brands with care. For that reason, we recently launched two more H2O Active Eco bottles made from Prevented Ocean Plastic; the Vibe and the Treble. We believe these products have a strong future in our industry, and we’re delighted to continue working with the Prevented Ocean Plastic team to see what more we can achieve.”
Prevented Ocean Plastic Commercial Lead, Ben Tingley, said “Christine at PF Concept was an early adopter of our programme and laid huge foundations for it grow. She has really broken ground in her space and I’m so excited to continue working together and see what more we can do.”
About PREVENTED OCEAN PLASTIC:
Prevented Ocean Plastic is a pioneering plastic recycling company developing locally customized sorting and collection infrastructure to underserved communities across the world. We are committed to strengthening the supply chain and scaling solutions for the management of plastic waste in the country. We provide high quality traceable recycled plastic to global markets to drive environmental, social and economic value from the bottle collector to the end consumer.