Bottled water VS Water-to-Go

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It’s the world’s bestselling soft drink – more people buy bottled water than fruit juice or fizzy drinks. Bottled water can cost between 500 to 1000 times more than tap water. So why do we think it is so much better than tap water? So, is it healthier? And does it taste better?

Perceived benefits of bottled water

People buy bottled water simply because it is marketed as being “better” than tap water making it better for you. Furthermore, it is the most convenient way (when you are out and about) to get water and stay hydrated. In one study, convenience, taste, and health risks were influential factors for participants when deciding whether to buy a bottle of water or not.

The real story

It certainly has a hefty carbon footprint – with some reports estimating around 82.8g of CO2 for a half-litre bottle – not insignificant when everyone’s drinking it. Furthermore, the manufacture of plastic, as well as its destruction by incineration, pollutes air, land and water and exposes workers to toxic chemicals. The worst problem with bottled water is that the plastic it is made from either does not biodegrade or takes hundreds of years. It just sits and accumulates in landfills or pollutes the environment and the oceans.

So is it really so much better that it’s worth both paying for and harming the planet? 

There is no evidence that bottled water is better for you; in fact it may be less safe than tap water. Two-thirds of water from the tap comes from surface water (reservoirs, lakes, rivers) and the rest from ground water (underground geological formations that store rainwater). For some reason, we don’t trust tap water because it is free and therefore assume there is something wrong with it. However, researchers found bottled water is subject to far less stringent safety tests than tap water and is much more likely to be contaminated or become a source of infection.

People have gained access to water, but huge inequalities remain.

A new report by the World Health Organisation/Unicef points out that since 1990, 2.6 billion people have gained access to an “improved” drinking water source, one that is designed to protect against contamination. But in 2015, 663 million people still drank water from unprotected sources.  In 41 countries, a fifth of people drink water from a source that is not protected from contamination

Inevitably, there are still issues still prevalent with tap water all over the world: chlorine which is added as a disinfectant; insecticides and herbicides which can wash into rivers and lakes and seep into groundwater. Arsenic, which occurs naturally in rocks and soil, linked to increased risk of cancer; and lead, a harmful neurotoxin can be deposited into drinking water as a result of old, corroded metal pipelines.
So whilst tap water may be better than bottled water, it is still not the best option when you are travelling. You may not have access to taps and would rather not use single-use plastic bottles. Surely there is a solution to all these problems and a way to access safe, clean water wherever you are without harming the environment? This is where Water-to-Go comes in.

Use Water-to-Go and together we can change the world, one bottle, one person at a time.

Unlike bottled water, Water-to-Go eradicates all the harmful substances tap water contains whether it be chlorine or any other. Not just that, Water-to-Go eliminates over 99.9% of ALL microbiological contaminants including viruses, bacteria, chemicals and heavy metals such as lead from any non-salt water source.

It is perfect for everyday use, travelling, backpacking, outdoors, holidays, and sports. You can fill up and drink from taps, rivers, streams and standpipes to name just a few. The filter will even eliminate the smell and taste of the water.

Water-to-Go bottles are environmentally friendly reusable alternatives to single-use plastic bottles meaning you won’t need to keep buying a continuous supply of water bottles when travelling. Use Water-to-Go and you will be protecting your health, your finances and most importantly our planet from plastic pollution.

Use Water-to-Go, and together we can change the world, one bottle, one person at a time.

How Water-to-Go Was Invaluable To The Global Convoy

The project began in early 2016 with the idea to travel around the world as cheaply as possible through overlanding. The group; Max, Becca, Joel and Rich, created the concept of attempting to complete a full loop of the globe with no planning and with a tiny budget. We knew this would entail many challenging situations that would require serious team work. Shortly after sharing this idea on Facebook a number of people got involved and the team began to grow. We looked for the cheapest cars available on Gumtree, the first being a Skoda Felica for £75 and the second being a Nissan Micra for just £150. After purchasing these and getting more people involved this created a solid team for the convoy. We then started approaching sponsors asking for help through donating kit or support us and as a result, Water-to-Go were one of first product sponsors. 

Then we set off East. Travelling across 4 continents and a total of 46 countries, we found ourselves in all sorts of situations both good and bad. Being an optimistic and a slightly crazy team from the start, we were ready to face all challenges ahead of us and only hope for the best of situations. Our first continent, Europe showed us the possibilities of collecting hitchhikers and at one point we had a total of 5 cars with 26 people. We were lucky enough to have our Water-to-Go bottles for the entire journey but even within Europe, we found ourselves cutting our costs by filling up from waterfalls, lakes and rivers.

Hot Springs, Guatemala Photo by André Correia

Entering Russia and Central Asia on the other hand, was another story. Things became a lot more serious and challenging. Due to the roads in this part of the world being in some cases ‘non-existent’ we had some of our biggest breakdowns on the trip. The first, being in Kazakhstan, when we hit the oil sump on the diesel Skoda and were stranded in the desert. A twelve hour journey turned into 3 days, but we were rescued by the amazing workers at a nearby oil refinery. During this time as we weren’t prepared to be stranded in the desert, Water-to-Go was literally a life saver. We were given water from a passer-by and we didn’t even question using our bottles as we knew that although we had no idea where the water had come from we could drink without having to worry about illness or dehydration. 

The Sacred Vallery, Peru

After our final sprint to Vladivostok just in time for our visas expiring, we flew to Japan. This was the first time the Convoy as a whole were without the cars and to embrace Japans hospitality and quirky culture we decided to hitchhike our way to Korea where we would later fly on to Canada to collect the cars. Japan gave us some of the most in-depth cultural experiences from to drifting down Mountain ranges near Mount Fuji and Samurai sword making, but this was our first experience backpacking with Water-to-Go. It allowed us to carry all our gear and not have to worry about lugging around litres of water. This convenience allowed us to focus our time on absorbing the culture rather than worrying about when we would next find drinking water.

Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Canada was the first of our shipping nightmares! We were faced with a month-long delay but on the positive side this allowed us to venture out into British Columbia and explore the beautiful nature that Canada has to offer. We were lucky enough to experience the beautiful landscapes of North America by visiting an array of national parks, including Yosemite. As hikers we used our bottles frequently in Yosemite, filling up from some of the most famous waterfalls! Being able to drink such untreated water and not getting sick felt literally so refreshing.

As we headed south through both Central and South America we continued to be accepted into communities across Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. This part of the world was very much new territory for the majority of us and we found ourselves captivated by its temples and Mayan history. Unfortunately, some of these areas are heavily covered in rubbish. We were horrified to see piles burning on roadsides continuously through Central and South America and beaches swamped with plastic. It was saddening to see beaches in Utilla, Honduras covered in plastic that had washed up from other places, destroying the environment. For the team it was a time of realisation that Water-to-Go bottles help prevent this. We calculated that if the team were to drink an average of 2 litres of water a day, for the duration of the trip, we would have used around 2,760, 1 litre plastic bottles.

We wanted to create a project where everyone and anyone could be involved and we would work with what people had to offer. Not only were we optimistic for ourselves, but by creating a project for all to be involved, created optimism in others and gave opportunities to likeminded people. The project specifically demonstrates how little equipment or modification to your car you need in order to survive. At times we wished we were more prepared but our teamwork and optimism got us through the journey and from this we have created some strong friendships with people all over the world. Sponsors like Water-to-Go really helped us achieve this goal and have been hugely influential on our journey and survival. Upon our return we have been taking our Water-to-Go bottle with us across Europe to an array of Outdoor and Adventure shows where we were able to share this amazing product.

Becca has also featured Water-to-Go in her top 10 Essentials to Travelling. These include the things that she has taken with her everywhere around the world.

 

Guest blog post written by Rebecca Marsh

Public Relations and Peacekeeping

Global Convoy

Partnership with Medecins Sans Frontieres

Water-to-Go are pleased to        announce support for Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Founded to save lives and speak out, MSF has helped tens of millions of people since 1971. The 13 founders have grown to over 36,000 staff on the frontline of emergency medical aid. The movement has grown and now works in over 71 countries around the world, with teams ready for any new emergency. Water-to-Go has long been a supporter of MSF, and has supplied Water-to-Go filtration bottles via their Barcelona logistics operation, and are proud to extend the association. Water-to-Go are     delighted to support MSF’s efforts and goals with this project.

 

 

This particular project was brought to fruition by marketing and promotions consultancy Pandinavia and Water to Go Switzerland.

“We are delighted to work alongside Pandinavia on a project that can help deliver so much.”

Stefan Spiridon, Managing Director of Water To Go Switzerland.

How Water to Go will support MSF.

Water to Go have manufactured a limited edition MSF branded bottle (pictured below) which will be sold to raise funds for MSF Switzerland.

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Since 2014, MSF has developed an e-commerce website to support the actions of the NGO. On the e-shop of Pandinavia for MSF, you will find various products and for the new collection “I Love MSF”, Water-to-Go have manufactured a limited edition MSF branded bottle (pictured above). A percentage of each sale will go directly into the projects on the ground.

You can find all these items on the following website:                  http://msfshop.pandinavia.ch/fr/i-love-msf/

Donors are also a vital part of the movement – their generosity and     support helps fund everything MSF do, with 90 percent of their income coming from individual donations. This allows MSF to stay independent, neutral and impartial– and to access those in greatest need quickly.

To make a donation for MSF, please visit: https://www.msf.ch/nous-soutenir/faire-un-don/

 

Water-to-Go Launches in India

We are delighted to announce that Water-to-Go bottles are now available in India. The Indian website is set up and ready for orders. Please visit www.watertogo.in

One of the key issues facing India currently is the lack of safe drinking water, with a high burden of water-borne illnesses across all age groups through out the country.

Availability of quality drinking water is a major public health issue for India. Approximately 37.7 million Indians are affected by a water-borne illness each year, and sadly this includes 1.5 million children dying of diarrhoea alone in the nation. With 73 million working days lost annually as a result of water-borne illness, the overall economic burden has been estimated to be around $600 million a year. The true burden of water-borne related hospitalisations and fatalities is hard to estimate due to under-reporting.

The provision of clean drinking water has been given priority in the Constitution of India, with Article 47 conferring the duty of providing clean drinking water and improving public health standards to the State. Various plans have been implemented by the Government to increase access to clean drinking water, however lack of safe and clean drinking water continues to be a major health and economic problem.

With rapid growth in the population the average availability of water is decreasing and it is estimated that by 2020 India will become a water stressed nation. Groundwater is the major source of water in the country with 85% of the population dependent on it.

However, a recent assessment by WaterAid showed that an alarming 80% of India’s surface water is polluted:

“The report, based on latest data from the ministry of urban development (2013), census 2011 and Central Pollution Control Board, estimates that 75-80% of water pollution by volume is from domestic sewerage, while untreated sewerage flowing into water bodies including rivers have almost doubled in recent years. This in turn is leading to increasing burden of vector borne diseases, cholera, dysentery, jaundice and diarrhoea.” Source, The Times of India.

Water-to-Go filter bottles offer an effective, convenient and cost effective solution. Using three different technologies in the filter, Water-to-Go eliminates well in excess of 99.9% off all microbiological contaminants + more in water.

Water-to-Go filters have had extensive testing in Europe, US and India. They’ve been tested on a range of different contaminants including:

Metals & Chemicals

  • Chlorine, Fluoride
  • Chromium, Mercury, Nickel, Copper, Iron
  • Lead, Gold, Silver
  • Aluminium
  • Volatile Organic Compounds including Formaldehyde*

* In certain areas of the world natural Arsenic occurs, WtG filters cannot filter Arsenic to 99.9%.

Virus

  • Norwalk
  • Hepatitis A
  • Tota Virus
  • Adenoviruses
  • Enteroviruses
  • Reoviruses

Bacteria

  • Coliform, E.ColiCholera, Typhus
  • Dysentery, Botulism, Polio, Virus Botulism
  • Vibrio Disease, Campylobacteriosis
  • Leptospirosis – Weil’s Disease
  • Legionella (Legionnaires Disease and Pontiac Fever)

Oocysts- Protazoa

Parasites and waterborne pathogens

This list is abridged but includes some of the most recognizable and common problems.

  • Fasciolopsiasis Taeniasis – Tapeworm
  • Echinococcosis Ascariasis
  • Coenorosis Schistosomiasis
  • Cryptosporidium Tryonosoma (Sleeping Sickness)
  • Threadworm Guinea Worm
  • Hookworm Roundworm
  • Pinworm Onchiocerca
  • Fasciola Hepatica/Liver fluke

Please visit the Water-to-Go India website for more info: www.watertogo.in

Around the world in 80 ways

For most adventurers ‘simply’ cycling around the world would present enough of a challenge, but Adam Sultan, named as one of the most inspiring adventurers of 2015, is doing things slightly differently…

On the 28th of June he set off from the London Olympic Velodrome, turning his pedals for the first time on a journey that will cover at least 46,000 unsupported miles and take up to five years. This isn’t going to be your ‘average’ round the world cycle however and Adam has set himself a number of other, in many ways tougher, challenges to complete along the way, which he hopes will continue his mission of inspiring and helping others.

12439202_500411333474637_1597863164331343226_n-1During his trip Adam wants to experience the world, rather than just rush through it and so plans to add in a little bit of extra ‘spice’. Added physical challenges will include cycling the 2014 Tour de France route, a tough feat for even the most seasoned of riders, avoiding the ‘quick’ round the world route and instead heading through the great mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Andes, Alps, and Rockies, and continuing his #LifeYears challenge (last year for 2015 he ran 15 marathons around the globe), this year involving doing at least 16 days where he pushes 100 miles or more on the bike.

Aside from the riding he’s also looking to participate in Citizen Science, hoping to feed information back to researchers that will help in the fields of astronomy, light pollution and conservation. He’s committed to going ‘Around the World in Eighty Ways’ working in eighty different jobs, mainly voluntary, as he travels, to really immerse himself in different cultures and help where he can. Furthermore he hopes to use his social media channels to tell the stories of those who don’t normally have a voice and raise money and awareness for charities working in the different countries he travels through, such as SEED Madagascar a small London based charity who do humanitarian and conservation work in Madagascar, one of the poorest countries on the planet.

In this era of sensationalised adventures and adventurers, some may feel that a London Underground worker cycling round the world without trying to set a record or a ‘first’ isn’t exciting news, but Adam’s trip harks back to an older era where adventure wasn’t just about pushing your body to the limits, but was about exploration, meeting new people and discovering the world around you by immersing yourself in it. Adam hopes this will be the legacy of his trip and that people will feel this is just as worthy as a record breaking ride.

“As much as I admire and respect many of today’s modern adventures I hope my trip shows people that sometimes we need to slow down a bit and not just rush into a place, take some photos and shoot off again having ticked a list. I hope it inspires people to get to really know new environments and the people in them and if needed lend a helping hand.”

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-15-05-09After falling victim to illness from contaminated water in Eastern Europe, Adam decided to use one of our filtered bottles to protect himself for the rest of his travels:

“Water-to-Go have come to my rescue! After picking up a bad stomach bug from bad water which kept me out of action, I now don’t need to worry anymore. Extremely pleased to know I can drink clean, filtered water whenever I see a freshwater source – bring on the adventure!”

To follow Adam or donate to the charities he is raising money and awareness for visit www.adamtsultan.com

Heart & Sole Partnership Flushing Away Poverty…

In April 2016, Water-to-Go teamed up with Heart & Sole; a staff led charity managed by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays.

We set up a special discount code offering Ramblers 15% off the Water-to-Go website and for every order, we matched the discount and donated 15% to the Heart & Sole Charity.

Using the donations from the past 3 months, Heart & Sole have been able to sponsor the building of a toilet block in Pakistan through an organisation called Toilet Twinning.

Toilet Twinning works globally to TTw-logo-(4C)-supporting-optionprovide people in the poorest communities on
the planet with a decent toilet, clean water and all the information they need to stay healthy. It’s the key to helping whole communities break free of the poverty trap. To learn more about this amazing charity, click here.

A huge thank you to everyone for getting involved and supporting Heart and Sole. And a special thank you to the Heart and Sole team and everyone at Ramblers Worldwide Holidays for getting the funds where they can make a huge difference in peoples lives.

Our partnership with Heart and Sole has only just begun. Not only can you benefit from a 15% discount on the Water-to-Go website, but 15% of your order will go directly towards funding more fantastic projects all over the world.

Please use code RWH16 at online checkout to receive your 15% off.

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays appreciate that they are in a fortunate position to be able to use their profits to help make a difference to peoples’ lives. Heart & Sole’s aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries they visit. For many years their clients have made informal donations to places they visit with them but now, through Heart & Sole, they hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. Their aim is to include projects in the UK and overseas and include both charities that work with larger issues such as animal welfare as well as small, and more personal, ventures such as providing much needed items to schools and to the communities they visit as part of their holidays. By travelling with them, in addition to experiencing the joy of visiting new places, you can help them make a difference. To see some of other the projects they are supporting, click here.

 

Win 1 of 22 GO! Filtered Water Bottles

To celebrate the start of ‪‎Euros 2016‬, we bring you our biggest ever ‪#Competition‬ to kick start your summer.

We’ve got 22 GO! Filter Bottles up for grabs. You’re just one question away from winning. Simply answer the question below to enter.

You can also get up to 11 extra bonus entires by subscribing to our Newsletter or Joining us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube. If you refer a friend to the competition you get 5 extra bonus entries! Each one will give you one extra bonus entry. Your entries are shown in the top left corner. The more entries you have the more chances to win!

 

Win 1 of 22 GO! Filtered Water Bottles from Water-to-Go

World Oceans Day 2016

On June, 8th, we celebrated World Oceans Day. The oceans cover 70% of our planet, so it’s fitting that we join together to celebrate them!

World Oceans Day is the official UN-designated international day of ocean celebration. On June 8th each year, we celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives, and how we can protect it.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and individuals and organisations across the planet are taking action for prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean.

At Water-to-Go, our mission is to eliminate the need for single-use plastic (SUP) water bottles by offering a safe, environmentally friendly alternative, which delivers clean, filtered water, from nearly any source, anywhere in the world.

So, for World Oceans Day 2016, we take a look at SUP water bottles and how they can affect our planet.

worldoceansdayblogPlastic is used everywhere. Why? It’s extremely durable, lightweight, cheap and versatile, which is why it has replaced materials, such as metal, glass and wood. The global production of plastics is now around 265 million tonnes per year! Unfortunately, plastics are one of the most hazardous forms of litter when in our oceans.

Plastics are made from hydrocarbons and hence, very difficult to breakdown. When they’re in the sea, plastic breaks down at a very slow rate.

“Estimates for plastic degradation at sea range from 450 to 1,000 years. However, plastics may never fully degrade; they simply break down into smaller and smaller fragments and ultimately into microscopic plastic pieces or plastic dust.”– Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Pollution Policy & Position Statement.

The Marine Conservation Society, the largest marine charity in the UK, also highlight the amount of plastics that actually end up in our oceans:

“A study of the distribution and abundance of large marine debris on continental shelves and slopes in European seas recorded concentrations up to 101,000 pieces of debris per km2 (Galgani et al., 2000). At most sample stations, plastic (mainly bags and bottles) accounted for more than 70% of the total debris.”

RS25163_DSC_5446The MCS have recorded the shocking amount of plastic waste that is made up from SUP bottles:

“During the 2014 Great British Beach Clean 7,962 drinks bottles and 14,750 caps and lids were found. Plastic drinks bottles accounted for 2.8% of all litter and had a density of 69 items/km. Caps and lids accounted for 5.4% of total litter with an average density of 132 items/km.”

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So, how do SUP bottles make it into our oceans in the first place? Simple, we live in a throw away society. We all know the importance of recycling, however, it’s not always an option, especially when we are out of the house and there are no recycling bins near by. The situation can be even worse when we’re on holiday. You’re in a hot country so are consuming more water to top up your hydration levels. You may choose bottled water for a number of reasons – you don’t trust the local tap water, it tastes better and is convenient. But unfortunately, not all countries have the resources to recycle. That means we just don’t know where it will end up. Either in a landfill or floating in the Sea where it will be broken down into small enough pieces to be eaten and end up in the food chain. Or worse, it could contribute to the 100,000 marine mammals and 1,000,000 sea birds that are killed each year from ingesting plastics.

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So, how can we reduce the amount of plastic bottles in our oceans?

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

The simplest way is to try and reduce the amount of SUP we consume, and when we do use plastic, make sure we can reuse it and recycle it. As previously mentioned, recycling can be hard when we don’t have a special bin outside but it is absolutely vital in order to prevent plastic pollution.

We have partnered with the MCS this June for their ‘Plastic Challenge’. The challenge is to say goodbye to conveniences like pre-packed sandwiches, ready meals and plastic-bottled drinks for a day, a week or the whole month.

MCS offers help and advice through an online community all through the month of June. There is also an online shop with products to help you say goodbye to plastic waste. Our Water-to-Go, 75cl and GO! Filter Bottles are available and to celebrate the Plastic Challenge we’ve got 15% off using the code MCS16 at checkout. Not only do you get a discount, we’ll match the discount and donate 15% directly to MCS.

 

Could you live without plastic?

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity, is asking people to give up single-use plastic during June.

The challenge is to say goodbye to conveniences like pre-packed sandwiches, ready meals and plastic-bottled drinks for a day, a week or the whole month.

Last year almost 850 people took part in the MCS Plastic Challenge, and over 95% said they would continue reducing their plastic use after the challenge was over. The charity hopes even more people will take part in 2016.

Dr. Sue Kinsey, Technical Specialist – Waste, said she was amazed at the lengths people had to go to find products that didn’t contain plastic of any kind. “By its very nature, this is a tricky challenge. It highlights how reliant we have become on plastic. But challengers have been making their own bread, yogurt, cleaning products and bathroom products like mouthwash and sugar scrubs so as not to use plastic containers that are used once, then thrown out.”

plastic pollution water bottlesLast year, Challengers reported the hardest items to find plastic-free were dried goods like pasta, rice and pulses, along with milk and loo paper. MCS says the amount of plastic litter on our beaches has increased by 180% in the last 20 years and has become a massive threat to marine wildlife. Plastic bags, bottles and tiny plastic pieces are regularly found in the stomachs of turtles and other sea creatures, and in some cases have caused their death from starvation or choking.

“Reducing plastic litter will certainly be an uphill climb – but if we can all cut down the amount we use, there’s no doubt our marine environment will be a healthier place” says Dr. Kinsey.

“We want to change people’s attitudes towards single-use plastics, and to encourage people to value plastic as a resource – not just buying stuff without any thought of the environmental impact” says Dr. Kinsey. “People taking on the Plastic Challenge are often shocked to find out just how much single-use plastic is used every day. Have a go at the Plastic Challenge, even if you can only manage a single day, and you’ll never look at your shopping in the same way again!”

Plastic plays a massive part in all of our lives, from brushing our teeth and showering, to plastic-packed products and cooking. For instance many of us have lunch on the go – and that highlights the extent of our plastic problem – boiled eggs in individual plastic containers, apple slices in plastic bags, pasties on a polystyrene tray wrapped in plastic, plus prepacked sandwiches and bottled drinks. “Our clamour for convenience is bad news for our seas,” says Dr. Kinsey. “Plastic is durable and lightweight, but it’s these properties that allow it to remain in the marine environment for hundreds if not thousands of years. Plastics are among the most persistent synthetic materials in existence and are now a significant and extensive marine pollutant.”

Register to take part in the Plastic Challenge at www.mcsuk.org/plasticchallenge

MCS offers help and advice through an online community in the run up to the challenge and all through the month of June. There is also an online shop with products to help you say goodbye to plastic waste. Water-to-Go bottles are available and to celebrate the Plastic Challenge we’ve got 15% off using the code MCS16 at checkout. Not only do you get a discount, we’ll match the discount and donate 15% directly to MCS.

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The Rohan Way…

We’re delighted to announce that our filtered water bottles are now available in ALL Rohan stores. Rohan have been stocking Water-to-Go for the past 2 years and due to popular demand, now feature us in all of their stores.

Rohan is the perfect match for Water-to-Go. As the only Travel Clothing specialists on the high street, they have 3 fundamental principles that they stick to – Lightweight, Packable and Fast Drying.

Now, the fast drying would just apply to their clothes, but being lightweight and packable are two principles that Water-to-Go live by. Our 75cl bottle weighs just 138grams and is the perfect size to slip into a backpack or daypack.

It’s not just their philosophy on product that we share. Rohan also shares our passion for the environment. Their environmental policy is one that is very close to our hearts:

“At Rohan we think travel bottlecarefully about how we can grow whilst minimizing our direct environmental impacts. By sourcing responsibly, reducing waste and encouraging reuse we believe we can do our bit to build a sustainable business. We recognize it’s a journey and we continue to look at ways we can improve.

We believe in making a quality product that lasts and that Reduce and Reuse are better aims than recycle.”

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Our water bottles fall into both of these categories. We are trying to reduce the amount of plastic waste caused by single-use water bottles by encouraging people to use a reusable water bottle with a filter.

Check out the Rohan website and find your nearest store: www.rohan.co.uk