#events: Better Future employees stop buying single-use plastic water bottles

Events // posted 05-06-2020

What we promise
As of today we have chosen to ban all single-use plastic water bottles from our organisation. Good news, right? We’d like to think so. We believe that with simple everyday actions we can prevent large amounts of single-use plastic water bottles from entering our oceans. Here's why we signed this pledge: "By riding this Wave we pledge to help save the planet. To challenge all leaders to turn their business into a force for good. To make sure words become reality. Because there’s no other way. And we, at Better Future, are here to make it happen." 

From now on you won't find us walking around with single-use plastic water bottles because we promise to:

  1. Ban single-use plastic water bottles from our organisation
  2. Encourage our colleagues and visitors to drink from the tap whenever possible
  3. Actively remind everyone to always bring their own reusable bottle
  4. Inspire other organisations and people to join the Dopper Wave too

Why we're doing this
This isssue is relatively easy to solve. Knowing that every minute a truckload of plastic waste enters our oceans, and in that same minute 1 million single-use plastic bottles are sold around the world, it's time to do things differently. To stop using single-use plastic water bottles and buy durable options like Dopper. It's time to take action and play our part in the fight against plastic pollution.

Some further facts & figures:

  1. 1 million single-use plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute.  But no longer by us!
  2. Single-use plastic water bottles are made using oil and other fossil fuels, which are produced in a highly polluting industry.
  3. Only 9% of all the plastic ever produced has been recycled. The rest is accumulating in landfills, incinerated, or ends up as litter in nature.
  4. 8 million tons of plastics enter our oceans every year. Which explains why 80% of all waste in our oceans is plastic (of which 49% is single-use)
  5. Without making changes like we are, it’s predicted that by 2050 the amount of plastic in the oceans will outweigh (in mass) the fish population.  

The good news
Clearly, it’s time to take action. Today that action takes the form of banning single-use plastic water bottles and joining the Dopper Wave. While it may not sound like much in the grand scheme of things, we’re not doing it alone. Hundreds of organisations have signed up, and we hope you will too! Sign up here: dopper.com/join-our-wave.

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