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Friday, August 27, 2010

Help us achieving the goal! No more plastic bottles but affordable dinking water in Mahahual

In Mexico 94% of surface water is contaminated but not everybody can afford to buy purified water which brings to scene different health problems. On the other hand the bottled water industry in Mexico is one of the largest in the world causing huge environmental concern as to the amount of waste plastic being produced.

To attack these two problems we have teamed up with Sustenta and their Zero Bottles project to try to create means for the people of Mahahual to obtain drinking water without buying it in plastic bottles. Families have been invited to collect rubbish from the beaches of Mahahual, as the major pollutants we normally find are plastic bottles, also these beaches are littered with rubbish that has been washed up from all over the world. The families who collect the most rubbish from the beaches will be rewarded with a water filter to use in their homes to reduce the cost of drinking water and reduce waste plastic.

So far Sustenta have been sponsored to provide a total of 40 water filters, in order to make this project a success the aim is to provide a minimum of 100 filters. Each water filter system houses three ceramic filters and has the capability to clean 150,000 litres of water. By donating just a small amount, this project will be able to provide 100 families in Mahahual with a water filter to make a real difference to the amount of waste plastic used in the area. The project will initially benefit 25% of the local population, and we hope to extend it to 100% of the population in the future.

If you want to contribute with this Unique initiative please click here! A small donation will make a huge difference!