Please join us in our aim to promote the production and consumption of re-usable plastic bottles.
Our ambition is to incorporate empty plastic bottles into the modern and ecologically friendly concept of the Circular Economy.
As a recent news article published in the UK newspaper The Guardian states:
"A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2025, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change."
(A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change' – The Guardian)
To enable the BotBrik bottles to interlock together there are side joining recesses on two sides of the bottles and side joining plugs on the other two sides. On the top part of the bottle there is a superior joining plug and the inferior section contains a hollow cone and the inferior joining recess. BotBrik´s joining plugs are designed to fit into the joining recesses of other BotBrik bottles of the same size.
In the following illustration we can see the numerous ways in which BotBrik bottles may be interlocked together.
1.The Bottom Side Joining Plug (4) of BotBrik “C” has coupled together with the Top Side Joining Recess (8) of BotBrik “A”.
2.The Top Side Joining Plug (3) of BotBrik “D” has coupled together with the Bottom Side Joining Recess (7) of BotBrik “A”.
3.The Top Joining Plug (2) of BotBrik “B” has coupled together with the Bottom Joining Recess (5) of BotBrik “A”. The Screw Cap (1) of BotBrik “B” has fitted into the Hollow Cone (6) of BotBrik “A”.
We can now see how BotBriks interlock together without the need for any binding material. They can also interlock together in a three dimensional manner.
Here we are going to answer some questions that might arise when knowing BotBrik for the first time. We hope they help you better understand our BotBrik Circular Economy Concept.
Question: Could a 1.0lt. BotBrik used to package olive oil in Spain and then exported to China, fit together perfectly with an empty Chinese 1.0lt. mineral water BotBrik?
Answer: Yes. The BotBrik design would be controlled by the use of specially developed software. Bottling companies would use this software together with professional computer programs to produce their BotBrik bottle molds. This means that all the different capacities of BotBriks will be the same size and shape all over the world. This very “universality” is one of its main advantages.
Question: Can BotBriks be re-cycled?
Answer: Yes. In circumstances where BotBriks are not going to be re-used for construction purpose, they may be re-cycled. After all, they are just plastic bottles.
Question: Does a BotBrik bottle use more plastic than a conventional round bottle?
Answer: No. To produce a BotBrik of a similar capacity as a round bottle, the same amount of plastic is needed.
Question: Will consumers have to pay more for a BotBrik bottle?
Answer: Yes. Because of the royalty payment. The worldwide average royalty payment is planned to be only $0.01 (one cent). This cost will most likely be passed on to consumers. Manufacturing and packaging costs for bottling companies would be the same as for conventional round bottles.
Question: Do we as a company, intend to mass produce BotBrik shaped plastic bottles?
Answer: No. We will persuade bottling companies to use BotBriks as their original bottles on their production lines and we would charge them a royalty for use of the design.
Question: What two main steps does a bottling company have to do to change its production line to produce BotBriks?
Answer: The main step is to have a mold in the shape of a BotBrik. The special computer program will help with this. The second step would be to change the labelling process from a round label to a square one.
Question: Why would bottling companies change their present bottle shape for our BotBrik one?
Answer: The simple answer is that BotBriks would sell. Consumers are aware of the collection and pollution problems of the presently available single use plastic bottles. When they can buy an ecologically designed bottle that they or some other interested party could re-use, then they will buy BotBriks.