As with any physical activity, staying hydrated while swimming is important; we’ve taken the environmental costs of single-use and petroleum-based plastics used in most standard water bottles into consideration. To begin with, hormone disruptors like Phthalates, BPA, and melamine are carcinogenic and used in most plastics; on contact, these additives leach into our food, drink and surroundings. In addition, 99% of plastics are made from non-renewable fossil fuels and produce toxic fumes, and 380 million tons of plastic products are tossed after a single use each year. That’s why we’ve spent the past decade perfecting Sprout Ware®, a plant-plastic that is both free of harmful chemical additives and as durable and convenient as traditional plastics. From our award-winning Sip & Straw cup, to our big kid-style Straw Bottles, to the stacking and floating toys little swimmers love to splash with, Sprout Ware® makes swimming healthier and safer.