It’s one thing to say “Sustainability” in bold text on your homepage… It’s another to actually take action. Our mission is simple - to take responsibility for the products we put out there instead of leaving the burden on you.
born on the docks
Now a staple of the coastal life, Tervis tumblers were originally sold by entrepreneur John C. Winslow from dock to dock as an alternative to single-use with (made to last) much better insulation properties. Eventually, having a Tervis tumbler on your boat became a tradition — and still is. We never want a Tervis product to end up in the waters we grew up on.
It's our Responsibility
It’s Not Just The Ocean
It's our backyard
What started in 1946 as a company that made an innovative plastic tumbler became a mission to change the world. Whether we’re partnering with Florida-based marine research labs, recycling our products into other post consumer products to keep them out of landfills or doing company-wide beach cleanups, we are very protective of our oceans. We want to keep our backyard clean.
Our goal is to be a Zero Waste to landfill facility by 2022. This means that, as a manufacturer, we are not sending ANYTHING to a landfill. Instead, we will
- REDUCE, REUSE OR RECYCLE -
all waste produced at our factory here in Sunny, Southwest Florida. We take this goal so seriously, that we even factor in the products we send you customers. Many (eventually ALL) products we produce, can be returned to us to be broken down and reused as brand new products.
These new products include park benches and flower pots that we donate to schools and parks, vases for special occasions and recycled tumblers. We will do whatever it takes to ensure our products do not impact our oceans and landfills.
We use kraft paper instead of plastic packaging for consumer orders. Our facility employs 100% compostable utensils and Coke Freestyle machines instead of single-use bottles.
The reuse of packaging from and to our suppliers has allowed us to reach an 84% recycle rate earning an award from the F-EPA. We are on track to reach 100% by 2022.
Returned, damaged and scrapped materials used in our products are ground up and used to create other products (such as park benches) instead of sending to a landfill.
One of our ambassadors, Allison Baird, shares her views about the importance of sustainability and companies that take the initiative to be sustainable.
Marine Biologist and Tervis Ambassador Valerie Hagan talks about sustainability and how important it is for a company to do its part.
We encourage you to take the challenge to ‘Fill This Not Oceans’. It’s as simple as bringing with you, and using, a reusable drinking vessel wherever possible!
As a result of our successful recycled tumbler campaign, we donated proceeds to MOTE Marine Laboratory for conservation research.
As a result of our successful recycled tumbler campaign, we donated proceeds to The Florida Aquarium for conservation research.