Kentucky Thoroughbred Awards

By | 2018-02-13T00:03:29+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

Our team is honored to be recognized by Northern Kentucky Tri-Economic Development for Paper Water Bottle's establishment as a new company in the region for 2017! Read the full press release here: [...]

Learning to Surf

By | 2017-06-07T16:11:10+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

If you look at Sweden’s top imports, you wouldn’t find anything too surprising. Petroleum is at the top. Cars and car parts. Computers. It takes a lot to keep a country going, whether you’re Sweden, or Norway, or the United States. Ideally, of course, you import what you need and export what you hav [...]


By | 2017-06-07T15:48:07+00:00 November 6th, 2017|

Someone once said that civilization is indoor plumbing. It’s a reasonable sentiment. There’s a great deal to modern society of course, and it’s all very complicated. But things like plumbing and plowing are the fundamental blocks that, removed, bring the whole house down in a hurry. If it’s precario [...]

What Energy Can Teach Us

By | 2017-07-12T00:11:00+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

At Paper Water Bottle, we focus very closely on the problem of plastic bottles and the part sustainable materials and improved production technique can play in resolving that problem. But of course, it’s not the only topic in sustainability, and, more than that, all such topics are ultimately interc [...]

Doing the Wright Thing

By | 2017-06-07T16:07:54+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Historian David McCullough’s recent book about the Wright Brothers tells an absolutely necessary story for the internet age. I say so despite the fact that its principle characters were all largely gone from history before the 20th century was half over. In recording the lives of these two mild-mann [...]

Doing Better vs. Knowing Better

By | 2017-06-07T16:02:55+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Does anyone actually doubt that smoking is bad for you? I don’t really think so. I know people who smoke, and, while some have no interest in quitting, I don’t think any would defend it as a healthy lifestyle choice. In fact, if pressed on why they do it, most would likely begin a sentence with “It’ [...]

The Future Was Now

By | 2017-07-12T00:11:00+00:00 October 9th, 2017|

Automation in is increasingly in the news. In particular, the suggestion that American workers are going to lose out in the coming robot revolution. It’s a genuine concern of course. We’ll have to work hard to help those displaced, as we have always had to. But that doesn’t mean we can or even shoul [...]

A Seasoned Perspective

By | 2017-07-12T00:11:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

I’ve seen my share of springs. They rise, crisp and wet, glistening with actual and metaphorical sunshine, gray and white giving way to ever-bolder green. They bubble and refresh, each element of the earth scraping away its detritus, awaking from slumber. Then, when our patience begins to wane, when [...]