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.
Tervis Joins prAna’s
Responsible Packaging Movement
We are proud to share that Tervis has partnered with prAna and their Responsible Packaging Movement - committing to eliminate single-use plastic and virgin forest fiber from our packaging, as well as excess packaging waste in our supply chain.
#ReshapePackagingSee Our Zero Waste Goal
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.See How You Can Help
Our Zero Waste Goal
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.
Tervis is proud to announce we have joined FORCE BLUE and the growing list of eco-minded corporate partners helping to fund #100yardsofhope, FORCE BLUE’s year-long coral reef restoration project in the waters off Miami.
ALL proceeds from the sales of the “FORCE BLUE / 100 Yards of Hope" stainless steel, 24 oz. Wide Mouth bottles will go to support FORCE BLUE in its efforts to preserve and restore Florida’s Coral Reef.
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.
Sustainable Manufacturing Facilities
Single-Use Free Campus
Kraft Paper Packaging
Impact Tracking Water Fountains
Our Sustainability Partners
Our partners are like-minded companies that we donate to for sustainability research or companies that have similar goals to us that we’ve joined forces with to offer sustainable products.