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FILLING ONE YUYU = £0.02 / €0.023
To boil half a kettle of water (the optimum water needed for a YUYU) and using a 3kW kettle, costs in the region of £0.02/€0.023 to boil.
FILLING ONE YUYU = 2-4 HOURS OF HEAT
The heat from a YUYU should last you at least 2 hours, depending on the temperature of your environment. Tucking a YUYU under your blanket whilst in bed or watching a movie, will last longer, perhaps 4 hours or more.
A WARM DAY AT HOME = £0.10 / €0.12
Using the 2 hour average, preparing a YUYU five times would cost £0.10/€0.12 per day and allow for 10+ hours of heating!
Reducing your temperature by 3 degrees (8 hours a day) is the same as taking a car off the road for 1842 miles a year.
Did you also know that a one degree reduction in your temperature at home, can reduce your heating bills by 5%?
To heat an average home over an 8 hour period is the equivalent of boiling a kettle 274 times.
A YUYU stays hot for 2-6 hours, keeping your body warm with less than a kettle of water.
Our success in providing a truly comforting self-care product would not have been made possible without our local rubber producers. As we have grown, we’ve wanted to do more in providing a fair and equitable distribution to all members involved. That’s why in 2021 we officially joined the Fair Rubber Association.
Fair Rubber Association is a non-governmental organisation that is dedicated towards improving the working and living conditions of local rubber producers. With the funds that we contribute, we will be able to improve the local rubber families and their communities by:
Providing clean drinking water supplies
Electricity for family housing
Infrastructure development of bridges to access hospitals and schools much quicker
Stipends for higher education
Covering medical expenses, weddings, funerals and emergencies
Providing pension coverage for workers in the rubber industry
All YUYU Bottles are made from 100% natural, biodegradable rubber, ethically sourced from the finest rubber tree plantations in Sri Lanka which are both Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) and Fair Rubber Certified.
How are the YUYU Bottles made?
Using a method called tapping, a cut is made into the tree bark, allowing the fluid to be collected into a vessel attached to the rubber tree. The liquid is a sticky, milky white sap called latex, and after several processes it is moulded into our signature long YUYU bottle.
What about your packaging?
We make mindful choices around the packaging material we use to ship all YUYU products. The polybags we use to ship the products are made from plant-based materials which are biodegradable and compostable. In addition, the cardboard boxes we use to package the products are made from recycled paper stock.
No harmful chemicals, safe to cuddle with
Sourced worldwide, the fabrics used for our YUYU products are REACH certified which stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. This means all fabrics used have been tested and do not contain any harmful chemicals or additives.
Over the last ten years, our mission has been to create a product that changes people’s perceptions of comfort and wellbeing. Since starting the company from a living room in Wimbledon, YUYU has grown to become an internationally loved self-care brand.
As humanity faces many challenges, we want to do our part in making the world a better place. Now our mission is to harness the power of the YUYU Bottle by creating awareness towards a more sustainable way of living, one person and one company at a time.
Meet YUYU Brand Ambassador, Hannah Mills MBE:
As a company that derives much of its product value from water helping to warm and cool our bodies for comfort, we understand the importance of protecting our waters.
"With one person changing their habits, individually signalling to brands and policy makers our voice, the ripple effect can be huge. The actions you take matter and without you and the next person and the next, we are nothing." - Big Plastic Pledge
We believe that small changes that we all individually make can lead to a big impact and at YUYU we want to be part of that movement.
Help support the Big Plastic Pledge movement by purchasing your very own Big Plastic Pledge YUYU Bottle where 25% of the YUYU Bottle proceeds will go to supporting the cause. Follow the Big Plastic Pledge and make your Big Plastic Pledge here.