At Vapur®, we believe that clean tap water is the best drinking water for you, your community and the planet, so we have set out to make tap water infinitely portable, readily available and ethically sustainable. Since toting a bulky reusable water bottle can be a hassle (especially when empty), we designed the ultra-durable Vapur Anti-Bottle™ to “fold-and-go” anywhere – easily fitting into pockets, purses and packs. The flexible, reusable Anti-Bottle also uses less energy to make and transport than traditional rigid bottles. Now that's a refreshing idea we can all drink to!
What's Wrong with Bottled Water?
Every year, 200 billion bottles of water are consumed globally. Unfortunately, only about 12% of these will be recycled, leaving 176 billion plastic bottles to be dumped in landfills or left to float in the ocean.
Yet, tap water costs 240 to10,000 times less than bottled water. Unlike the bottled water companies, many municipal utilities test tap water hundreds of thousands of times a year and report their results to state and federal agencies. Shockingly, 24% of bottled water is actually just repackaged tap water.
While we pay for branded tap water, over 1.2 billion people around the world don't have access to clean water. Every year, over 5 million people die of water-related diseases. Hundreds of thousands of other children are affected in ways that statistics can't measure. They suffer from poor health, diminished productivity and missed educational opportunities. Children, especially young girls, are the ones who must fetch their family's daily supply of water. The money spent on disposable bottled water could help provide safe drinking water to billions of people around the world who would otherwise not have access to it.
What We’re Doing to Help
Vapur is committed to raising awareness about the global water crisis and empowering people to make a difference through their own purposeful drinking choices. We have joined the 1% For The Planet program, giving a portion of all Vapur sales to water-related causes. We are also working with charitable groups around the world to help make disposable bottles obsolete and clean water more available than ever.
For more information on Vapur’s Drops of Hope program, visit our blog.