The environmental impact of tap water is less than 1% of that of bottled water. Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year and costs up to 2000 times more than tap water. The plastic in plastic bottles releases chemicals that harm your hormonal system. All EU countries are required to provide tap water that is”wholesome and clean”.
Test has shown that tap water has about 300 times lower values than bottled water regarding ecological footprint and carbon footprint. It’s a measure on the environmental burden of a product by considering each step of its life cycle, from cradle to grave. (S. Botto,Tap water vs. bottled water in a Footprint Integrated approach, 2009)
Retap is a Scandinavian design company whose mission is to transform the way we drink water. Retap Partners, Robert Hjernberg (SE) Lars Brøndum Petersen (DK) and Henrik Kemp (DK) say,‘We felt that something had to be done. So we set our minds on designing a bottle that is especially designed for drinking tap water.’
Retap stands for refilling with tap water. The bottle is especially designed for drinking water and therefore high quality, clean and eco-friendly. Show that you care for the environment and your personal health. Rethink water.
They prefer borosilicate glass, cause It’s reusable and strong. The Retap bottle is designed without any edges where bacteria can grow or accumulate. The lid is made of thermoplastic-elastomer. This material is free of bisphenol A (BPA), so unharmful to your personal health. This makes bottle and lid cleaning easy and safe.
Scandinavia has a tradition of stylish, functional design products. The Retap bottle fits in this design tradition and it shows: they proudly received a Red dot design award in 2011. You want to be sure that the water you drink is clean. It is a general obligation for EU countries that tap water is save to drink. It is important to use a clean reusable bottle to keep your drinking water clean. The Retap bottle is easy to clean in the dishwasher and made for reuse.
Water is the essence of life and should not be exploited in a way that harms the environment. Drinking water from the tap using a reusable bottle is the most eco-friendly way to drink water. With everything we do, we keep a sustainable approach in mind.
The Retap BottleTrays make it easy to carry up to six or four Retap bottles. The bottles are stable in their sockets, so there’s no risk of dropping them. It’s a classy way of bringing Retap bottles to the table or to meetings at the office. The BottleTrays are produced at a sheltered workshop. At this workshop disabled people are given a chance to participate in society.
The Retap Dishwasher Rack is especially designed for cleaning Retap Bottles in an industrial dishwashing machine. The rack fits 25 bottles and lids. It makes cleaning bottles even easier.