Our International Drink Labels are perfect for Soccer Fans!
We're a husband and wife team, with two children and a golden retriever. We hope you have as much fun using these products as we've had developing them. We've tried to offer cute designs for the kids, cool designs for the teens and sophisticated ideas for the adults - as well as some "party ideas" that will add to your celebrations.
We got Inspired
Our first inspiration for My Drink Label™ was a family gathering of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents - there were 16 of us. After four days and three nights, we tossed out and/or recycled a seemingly endless supply of plastic cups, soda cans, bottles and juice boxes, many of which were still half-full. The dishwasher overflowed with misplaced coffee mugs and glasses. That's when we asked ourselves, "How can we do a better job to prevent the waste (environmental and expense) that seems to occur at every gathering of family and friends?"
Every Day Use
But, it was really the need for labels at home on a day-to-day basis that ultimately became the motivation behind our company. We were concerned about recent research that indicates some plastics may release toxins when cleaned in the dishwasher, so we purchased sturdy glassware for our children instead. Without the colored plastic cups, the task of trying to keep track of our children's drinks and glasses then became increasingly difficult. When the neighborhood kids came over - forget it - it was mission impossible! So, again, drink labels came back as an idea...a product that would be equally useful for large gatherings as for everyday home use. (Read more information on How to Use)
Making a Difference
We want you to feel good about using My Drink Label™ products. Enjoy the environmental benefit and cost savings you'll gain from fewer plastic cups and lost beverages. Plus, you and your dishwasher get a break from all those unclaimed mugs and glasses that could have been refilled - if only you had known, whose was whose? We can all make a difference - waste less money and create less waste - while having some fun, one label at a time!
Thanks for visiting our site and reading our story. Check back often, as we'll continue to update our designs and themes. We welcome your comments and your feedback, so please let us know what you think!
TIME Magazine article, dated April 2010, regarding research and concerns about heated plastics: view article
Mount Sinai Medical Center / Childrens Environmental Health Center - a good source for research and information regarding toxins and children's health: view website
An example of the "sturdy glassware" we use with My Drink Labels - you can even purchase the lids (plastic lids should not be cleaned in the dishwasher), cut a hole in them, and use with a straw, if you're worried about "spillers". Check it out