A Denver-based company has some good news to commemorate Earth Day 2021. FloWater, maker of new-tech water refill stations, today announces that it’s on target to eliminate one billion single-use plastic water bottles from entering the environment by year’s end, 2022. Since its launch in 2013, FloWater has already eliminated the need for over 350 million single-use plastic water bottles through its new-tech Refill Stations at thousands of locations nationwide and overseas—from the world’s best-known companies, hotels, gyms, and schools to TV and movie sets and at popular concert venues.
FloWater CEO and Co-Founder, Rich Razgaitis sees consumers driving the change away from plastic waste. “The entire consumer marketplace is rapidly moving towards responsibility without compromise,” says FloWater CEO and Co-Founder, Rich Razgaitis. “Just as the car industry is shifting from antiquated fossil fuels to EV and the centralized power grid is moving to decentralized solar grids, an identical shift is underway with drinking water.”
FloWater recently launched its purified alkaline water in aluminum bottles for consumers on-the-go, expanding its platform as a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic water bottles. An end-to-end solution for consumers, FloWater now provides clean, great-tasting and trusted water with three proprietary products: Refill Stations where consumers work, rest and play, FloWater Faucet Filters for their homes and FloWater in infinitely recyclable aluminum bottles for consumers on-the-go.
The vast majority–76% of Americans–do not trust their tap water, which has led to a dramatic increase in the consumption of bottled water. With recycling rates for plastic water bottles declining, an estimated 35 billion plastic water bottles are ending up in our landfills, oceans and waterways each year, while increasing microplastic contamination in our drinking water and food supply.
FloWater has become the beverage of choice at popular concert venues like Coachella, Live Nation, at the X-Games and the U.S. Open of Surfing and for employees at America’s leading businesses, such as Google and Red Bull. The company has gained widespread acclaim during the pandemic for its work with schools to safely reopen with fully ‘touchless’ FloWater Refill Stations that replace archaic, communal water fountains.
Recognized in 2020 by Inc. and the Financial Times as one of America’s fastest growing companies and honored by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea, FloWater is the world’s first company building a platform for delivering safe, great-tasting, and plastic-free drinking water for consumers at work, at home and on-the-go. FloWater is on a mission to transform an outdated distribution and delivery system for water—and to redefine tap water—while eliminating plastic waste. Today, some of the world’s best brands hydrate with FloWater, including Hyatt, Google, Red Bull, Play Station, Specialized Bikes, Microsoft, Club Pilates, Hulu, Urban Remedy, and O’Neill. FloWater delivers meaningful impacts for health and well-being, boosting hydration 200-500%. while reducing the consumption of coffee and sugary beverages by 50%. Since the company’s launch, FloWater has saved over 330 million plastic water bottles from entering the environment and are on target to hit one billion by the end of 2022. For more information, visit www.drinkflowater.com and follow FloWater on Facebook and Instagram.