Two Australian designers are seeking funding for their flat water bottle Called the Memobottle


A company has designed a water bottle that’s ideal for the office worker’s bag – because it’s completely flat.

The same shape as a piece of paper, the Memobottle is a slimline, reusable water bottle that slides into your bag to lie next to books and laptops.

The reusable bottle, which can also be washed in a dishwasher, is designed to help reduce the number of plastic bottles in landfills.  

Leeworthy and Byrt from the Monington Peninsula near Melbourne, Australia say more then 600 billion single-use bottles were sold globally last year.

In America alone, studies show that around 1,500 single-use water bottles are consumed every second – and only 20 per cent of these are recycled.

And the cost of buying more and more plastic bottles adds up – the pair say that bottled water costs approximately 1,400 times more than tap water.

‘We’ve always been passionate about the environment,’ said Leeworthy.


Earlier this year a trio of designers created an alternative to the plastic water bottle – a container made from an edible algae balloon.

Called Ooho, the spheres can be produced in different sizes, hygienically protect the liquid inside, and cost just 2 cents (less than a penny) each.

The design was crowned one of 12 winners of the second annual Lexus Design Award and is due to go on sale in Boston later this year.


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