With plastic straws capturing the headlines, FloWater announced its new-tech water refill stations are now deployed at major corporations, hotels, schools and fitness centers in 42 states across the country.
FloWater stated it has eliminated the need for 50 million (and counting) single-use plastic water bottles from the drinking water supply chain since the company’s launch five years ago. By 2022, FloWater and its customers are on target to eliminate the need for one billion single-use plastic water bottles.
FloWater is working with corporations like Red Bull, Hurley, prAna and Specialized Bikes, along with school systems, 100-plus hotels, fitness centers and concert producers like Coachella to reduce their plastic waste by deploying new-tech FloWater refill stations that transform ordinary tap water into pure, enhanced drinking water for their employees and customers.
The company noted that Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. The U.S.’ recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means that 38 billion water bottles end up in landfills, oceans and waterways each year.
Noting the increased media awareness and consumer concern around plastic waste, FloWater Co-founder and CEO Rich Razgaitis believes that it’s time to start talking about plastic water bottle waste, a far bigger problem, along with plastic straws and shopping bags. With 77 percent of Americans not trusting their tap water, Razgaitis believes that by transforming ordinary tap water into a healthier, better-tasting water that people prefer, they will ditch their plastic water bottles.