An eco-friendly glass bottle has been developed to make a statement against the disposable world in which we live and to recognise that good design can be applied to safe, green and clean products (pictured).

The bkr (pronounced ‘beaker’) is a 500ml eco-friendly glass bottle, which is protected by a colourful silicon sleeve and capped with a top made of food-grade, recyclable polypropylene.

The simple bottle and its accessories were developed by two ‘Friends of Glass’ based in San Francisco, USA.

It is made of BPA-free, BPA replacement free, FDA approved materials, in order to ensure the quality and preserve the taste of its contents.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale go to initiatives that combat the global water crisis – particularly in Africa. Sales of the yellow bkr result in a donation to the Canary Foundation, which funds the discovery and development of tests for the early detection of cancer.

The bottle is already on sale in the US, Canada, the UK and Indonesia.