According to Forbes: globally people buy 1 million plastic bottles per minute. It takes 3 litres of water and 1/4 litre of petrol to produce a 1 litre plastic bottle. 91% of all plastic is not recycled. On top of that, it is estimated that over half a trillion plastic bottles will be sold in 2020. People buy bottled water, because of its convenience and because they believe that it’s safer for them, but there are many sources of clean drinkable water in Bulgaria and Europe generally. With the creation of a unified map of all free public drinkable water sources our society will have a strong and convenient tool at their disposal. The first stage of the idea is already executed – to publish the map of all free drinking water spots in Bulgaria, filled by volunteers. As a second stage we will partner with certified laboratories to test the quality of the water sources. Meanwhile we will start a communication campaign based on 3 key pillars – 1) global plastic pollution and water scarcity facts 2)engaging the Bulgarian society to volunteer and add water spots to the map 3)sharing information about the quality of the sources in order to ensure people that it is absolutely ok to drink from them. Ultimately the map will start featuring cafes and restaurants that serve filtered tap water. This way more business owners will be motivated to do it, reducing the plastic pollution.
Fountains of Bulgaria