Here's to the Ocean Life
We're passionate about our oceans and care about the creatures who call it home. We're committed to making it a better place and have been for 72 years. Not because it's trendy or helps sell tumblers, but because it's the right thing to do.
Every year, 18 billion pounds of plastic finds its way into our oceans— through storm runoff and via creeks, streams and rivers— and that number is growing. Once in the ocean, the plastic remains for years, increasing the amount of toxic substances and threatening the existence of all marine life (including fish, mammals and sea birds).
Did You Know?
Americans dispose of about 50 billion single-use plastic water bottles each year.
Only 23% Recycled
The annual U.S. recycling rate for plastic is only 23%, leaving 38 billion single-use water bottles to enter our landfills.
About 500 billion disposable cups are thrown away in the U.S. each year.
Plastic waste, including plastic bottles washes into the ocean, killing 1.1 million marine creatures annually.
People who regularly eat seafoood ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year.
Pound for Pound
By 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic, pound for pound, than fish.
Over 1,000,000,000 Per Year
Tervis has produced and shipped over 150,000,000 tumblers since 2000, which could have prevented a potential 1,075,000,000 single use water bottles from entering landills, waterways and oceans every year.
What We're Doing
We’ve been making high quality reusable plastic drinkware that lasts longer. Our colorful and expressive designs also make it something that people want to hold on to for a lifetime. We also offer an industry leading guarantee that ensures any product deemed defective and returned to us is replaced with a new one to encourage continued sustainable practices. The returned drinkware is not just recycled, but upcycled into new, usable materials to prevent any contribution to the waste stream.
We're about to do more. Stay tuned.