Jul 8, 2019 | BY Johanna Hector
Clean water is our source of life. Clean water means clean air. Two essential resources for our life on this planet. On our new Global Water Refill Points map, you can find many refill stations all over the world – all you need to do is bring your own bottle.
We all know the feeling when we have enjoyed an amazing session on the water. Coming back to the shore, your body feels tired and energized at the same time. And you’re super thirsty from spending hours doing what you love and forgetting about everything else. That’s the moment when there is nothing more delicious than fresh water.
Although life depends on water and our bodies consist of it to almost 70%, it is not a given to have access to drinking water everywhere in the world. While in some countries people can enjoy drinking water from the tap wherever they go, people in other countries still depend on buying bottled water. This brings about an incredible amount of trash. 1 million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number still tends to increase.
On the other hand, more and more countries, cities and individuals take action to close the plastic tap. Water refill points pop up in parks, shops, and restaurants to provide free access to drinking water. All you need to do is to bring your reusable bottle, open the tap and enjoy the source of life.
Especially when you travel and don’t know the area very well, it can be hard to find alternatives to the next small shop’s plastic bottled water. That’s why we created the Global Water Refill Points Map to give you an overview of all the water refill points we found worldwide – and you can help it grow by sending us any refill point that you know or even create one in your own hometown.