Eastern Home & Travel May/June 2017 - Page 51

EAST COAST EXPLORE AND HYDRATE Environmental stewardship is part of Liberty Bottles' DNA. From day one, the company's goal has been to create a product that served a utilitarian purpose, with an artsy flair. Liberty’s desire to become a zero-waste manufacturing facility makes this American company extra special. Liberty Bottles does not mass produce millions of generic bottles. Instead, designers create a variety of original and clever products. Some bottles feature their own designs and others feature provides artwork for corporate, promotional and specialty retail. Custom orders are provided in manageable 72-count cases, which make them a feasible, eco-conscious option for wedding favors, family reunions or local charity events. Each bottle is an aluminum cylinder which receives a small electrical charge, which allows for FDA-approved, food-grade, BPA-free lining powder to adhere to the inside of the bottle, giving it a smooth coat with minimal waste. Once coated, the bottle is baked at 425 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes to cure the powder into a hard, glossy, ceramic-style liner, free of cracks or leaching. Then each bottle goes through a cylindrical, four-color printer where the art meets the science. Some of our favorites are from Liberty's Cityscape line: public transit system maps of East Coast cities such as Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C. and New York. We think they're the perfect way to say hydrated while traveling to some great cities. libertybottles.com EASTERN HOME & TRAVEL 51