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Published on May 4th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

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Vapur and Elkay Partner to Reduce Bottled Water Use on College Campuses

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What are two critical aspects we need to effectively counter bottled water? Resuable bottles and access to clean drinking water. Now a collaboration between two companies will help make drinking water more accessible to college students all over the country.

Vapur® , makers of the foldable, reusable and eco-responsible “Anti-Bottle,” along with Elkay®, manufacturer of stainless steel sinks and faucets for residential and commercial use plan to create the Vapur Refill Station Program, making water more accessible to college campuses nationwide.

Using Elkay’s built-in proprietary filtering system and Vapur Anti-Bottles, this co-branded “Be Healthy – Stay Hydrated” alliance aims to encourage and promote the use of reusable and recyclable bottles, while providing safe, filtered water and healthier beverage options to college students.

Now students can carry a reusable bottle that is not bulky and also find drinking water easily on campus. Vapur and Elkay strive to promote the healthy habit of hydration by making filtered water readily available, promoting the use of reusable water bottles and reducing waste on campus. The durable Vapur Anti-Bottle allows for students to fill up their bottles when thirsty, fold or flatten them when done and easily carry them to refill throughout the day. Anti-Bottles are made in the USA, highly durable, freezable, dishwasher-safe, and BPA free.

“We are excited about our partnership with Elkay, as both of our companies have like-minded philosophies to keep people hydrated while providing clean water and protecting the environment,” states Brent Reinke, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Office of Vapur. “Students will be able to purchase Vapur Anti-Bottles at locations on their campus, stay hydrated at the Refill Stations and walk away knowing that they’re doing their bodies and the environment good.”

Many universities and colleges are banning bottled water on campus and this alliance takes cognizance of that fact and need for reusable bottles and fillings stations across campuses.

Ted Hamilton, Director of Sales, Sustainable Products at Elkay includes, “With the University of Vermont and Muhlenberg College’s recent ban on the sale of bottled water on campus, collaborating with Vapur to bring Refill Stations to participating campus’ throughout the United States provides a relevant and necessary solution to this growing, nationwide issue. In addition, Elkay’s filtering system helps reduce unpleasant tastes and odors frequently associated with unfiltered water and helps to decrease the amount of harmful impurities such as lead, cysts and sediment from reaching drinkers.”

Vapur Anti-Bottles are designed to withstand everyday use and regular cleaning. The included carabiner allows users to clip the Anti-Bottle to anything and take it anywhere. The Vapur Program will be springing up throughout National and State Parks in the United States to help educate park visitors about the importance of staying hydrated , reduce waste created by disposable plastic water bottles and refuel the nation.



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Hi there! I am Priti and I specialize in strategy and communications for impact organizations that aim to create social, environmental and economic wealth for all stakeholders. Working from the ground up, I help these do-gooders craft effective programs for community engagement, outreach and profitability. Follow my work covering do-gooders, cleanweb, start-ups and Web 2.0 businesses on Ecopreneurist and at Crowdsourcing Week. I enjoy traveling with my boys, cooking up a gourmet meal from scratch and entertaining! Join my community for Social Entrepreneurs on G+ Follow me on Twitter, on LinkedIn and Google+



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