Makers of Aquatina introduce new collapsible water bottle

LONDON – The makers of Aquatina, the collapsible pocket drinks bottle, have launched its successor, Ohyo, the company announced on Thursday.

Ohyo, currently available from Ohyo.me, has a pop-out spout so the product can be used one-handed, making it suitable for children, commuters and gym users.

Designed and made in Britain, the collapsible bottle is made from toxin-free plastic, and is a reusable and safer alternative to disposable plastic bottles. The name of the product is derived from the French word for water, "eau," and a reference to the word "yo-yo," in reference to the up-and-down action of the bottle.

"Ohyo is the product I always wanted to make, and the continuing success of Aquatina meant that we were able to design and manufacture its successor here in Sheffield. The average person in Europe buys 85 bottles of mineral water a year ... last year, we threw away 150 billion bottles, enough to stretch to the moon 50 times and back," said Guy Jeremiah, creator of Ohyo. "Ohyo is another step toward reducing this."

Ohyo retails for a suggested price of GBP9.98 for two bottles.

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