Did you know the current government and industry commitments only reduce the amount of plastic waste in our oceans by 7%?
That is why on November 9th, we were in Brussels to deliver a letter with one demand: an EU ban on single-use plastic water bottles. With almost 500,000 drops in our Wave and partners who have stepped up to fight for cleaner oceans.
Every minute, more than 1 million single-use water bottles are purchased worldwide. To paint you a picture: that’s the amount that would be needed to build the Brooklyn Bridge out of plastic bottles! Dopper actually went to New York and built a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge out of thousands of single-use water bottles. On World Oceans Day we invited people to cross the bridge into a plastic-free world. And this bridge was just the start...
Dopper opened the 'Water Gate Experience' at Schiphol Airport. More than a million people from 180 different nationalities were inspired to drink tap water on their travels. Reminding them that, wherever they travel, to enjoy our waters and protect them from plastic. There are 39 countries in which tap water is a truly safe thirst quencher. And we provided tips and tricks on what you can do when straight from the tap isn't an option.
Crystal clear water, in every ocean, from every tap. That’s Dopper’s goal. Pretty ambitious, but we’re not in this alone. We believe that the next generation of changemakers will come up with the solutions to the world's clean drinking water issues and plastic pollution. That’s why we started a competition for students: the Dopper Changemaker Challenge. The winners will get all the support they need to make their graduation project or thesis groundbreaking. That's why we say 'Sign up as a student. Graduate as a changemaker!'
The Changemaker Challenge Junior is an epic competition for primary school students in the the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Nepal. Based on the 'learning by designing' method from Designathon Works, these students (ages 8 to 12) will come up with, build and present their solutions that influence the behavior of people regarding single-use plastics. This means they will get acquainted with the Sustainable Development goals in a cool way.
It’s here. The Dopper Wave. Our very own magic trick that turns everyday people, organisations and events into ocean-saving heroes. For with simple everyday actions you can prevent large amounts of single-use plastic from entering our oceans. How to join? Simply promise to:
1. Ban single-use plastic water bottles
2. Drink from the tap whenever you can
3. Always bring your own reusable bottle
4. Inspire others to join the Dopper Wave too
We came up with the most sustainable alternative to single-use water bottles: the Dopper bottle. Most sustainable? That's right! Our Dopper Originals are Cradle to Cradle certified at the Silver Level. And even when we ship our bottles, we are choosing the most sustainable route. We are part of the GoodShipping Programme to make 100% renewable fuels the new standard in oversea shipments!
We created a bottle for tap water, but we're well aware that drinking from the tap is not even an option for a lot of people. In Nepal, only 60,99% of the population has access to a basic level of drinking water services. Dopper wants to change those numbers. That's why we kick-start clean drinking water projects together with our partners Simavi and Smart Paani.
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