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September, 2019 - Bluewater updates

Bluewater calls time on single-use plastic water bottles

Bluewater joined with golf’s foremost organisation, the R&A, to make golfing history at
The 148thOpen Championship at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland, in July 2019, by blazing a new
victory in the global campaign to halt the ecologically damaging impact of single-use plastic bottles on the planet.

The R&A, organisers of The Open Championship, leveraged Bluewater’s position as a global innovator in drinking water technologies and solutions to provide 19 unique water stations and unique reusable stainless steel bottles to enable hundreds of thousands of visitors, players, staff and officials to enjoy on-demand fresh water without needing a throwaway bottle.

Some 5,000 special edition BPA-free refillable stainless steel Bluewater water bottles were given to fans free of charge during the week of The Open – and the bottles were also on sale throughout the venue, selling in the tens of thousands. Additionally, all golfers competing in The Open were given a personalised Players’ Edition stainless steel Bluewater water bottle with their name laser-engraved on it.

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