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Water is life: don’t let it run out

Water is life: don’t let it run out
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Water is life: don’t let it run out

About two-thirds of the surface of our earth is covered with water—streams, rivers, lakes, oceans—they’re all vital for plants, animals, and life in general. As humans, our bodies are 50 to 70 percent water and we need to drink about two liters of water on average per day. We also rely on clean water for cooking, showering, washing up, and much more.

Water is more than water

The earth's water reserves amount to 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water. But the freshwater that can be used by humans makes up only a very small part of this. Only 105,000 cubic kilometers of water are even accessible. That’s because most of it exists as ice in the glaciers of the Arctic and Antarctic or is found deep underground as groundwater. No wonder we need to do all we can to conserve and protect it.

Clean water is not a given

Around 2.1 billion people worldwide drink contaminated water. 4.5 billion people have no sustainable sanitation. The right to water was recognized as a human right in 2010. And clean water is one of the top Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations. All of us are faced with the challenge of protecting and helping to provide clean drinking water—for life above and below water. Our oceans are endangered by rising water temperatures and environmental pollution.

We can help—here’s how

At Tupperware, we’re all about the “closed-loop” economy. That means we assume responsibility for the entire lifecycle of our products - from design, production, and distribution to use, recycling, and reuse, as with our Eco Bottles.

  1. All Tupperware® products are designed to be used over and over again to reduce the amount of disposable plastic that’s harmful to the environment and to minimize the amount of food wasted.
  2. We only use high-quality plastics, free of dioxin, phthalate and BPA. This means that our Eco Bottles contain no substances that are hazardous to health. Currently, we are even going one step further: we’ve launched the first products made of a new raw material, our so-called Eco+ material, and more are on the way. You can find out more about our material made from mixed plastic waste here.
  3. The water consumption for the manufacture of our products is already low. But we will reduce it by 20% between 2017 and 2025.
  4. When Tupperware products reach the end of their useful life, we take them back, process them into new raw material and use it to produce our Tupperware Recycline®. More about this in this video
  5. We do our homework and constantly set new goals For example, by 2025 we want to supply all our products to consumers only in compostable or biodegradable packaging.

Here’s how you can help, too.

Purchase reusable products over single-use.

Our Eco Bottles, for example, are a great alternative to disposable, single-use plastic water bottles Especially since drinking water is one of the most closely monitored foods in most of the European countries.

And we offer a great range of EcoBottles for the whole family. Let’s face it. Drinking 2 liters a day is not easy. Here are some tips to help.

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