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Bluewater in the media

Water pioneer recognised

Innovators Magazine | May 17, 2019

Congratulations to Anders Jacobson – co-founder and CEO of impact-led investment company Blue – for being named top of Sweden’s list of super talents.

Our Editor-at-Large Marc Buckley caught up with Anders at COP24 in Katowice last December to find out about Bluewater, which is owned by the company, and making the headlines for its role in transforming water consumption on a global scale – listen to what he had to say to Marc.

5 Asian Countries That Seriously Pollute Waterways

The Science Times | May 14, 2019

Indonesia is home to the most polluted river in the world, the Citarum River­. According to media reports, the situation has gotten so dire that military action has recently been taken to remove the plastic waste-and stop further dumping of garbage into the river. However, this is just a small fraction of Asia’s pollution problem. China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are dumping more plastic into oceans than the rest of the world combined , according to a 2017 report by Ocean Conservancy. This isn’t only a problem for Asian countries, but the world as a whole. The US wasted about 33.6 million tons of plastic, and only 9.5 percent had been recycled.

Football dreams come true for Langa youths

Vukani | May 2, 2019

Sipumle Ntlako and Lisakhanya Mtumtum from Langa enjoyed the trip of a lifetime after their essays offering solutions for water conservation won them tickets to a Manchester United football game.

The teenagers experienced the thrill of attending a match at the famous Old Trafford stadium, stayed in a hotel and saw the sights of Manchester, thanks to a Swedish businessman who believes in the power of dreams.

The Ocean Race partners with Bluewater

Sail-World | April 27, 2019

The Ocean Race will partner with pure water provider Bluewater in a bid to reduce global reliance on single-use plastics, it has been announced.

The collaboration builds upon the partnership during the past edition of the race to highlight the broad range of impacts plastic are having on ocean health and biodiversity. The new programme of work, with the official drinking water provider of The Ocean Race, will also explore ways education and science can help advance our understanding of the long-term effects of plastic pollution.

IN THE NEWS: TOM HANKS COULD HAVE USED THIS IN ‘CAST AWAY’

Umgas Magazine | April 27, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great if you could actually drink water from the sea without getting sick? Swedish company Bluewater, which was founded by Swedish environmental entrepreneur Bengt Rittri, has the filtration technology to clean water and make it potable. The company is looking to provide cleaning drinking water — without plastics (both as a vessel and as micro-plastic contaminants).

Forbes reports on the impact of Bluewater’s units on one of the islands in Stockholm’s archipelago. Anders Jacobson, Bluewater’s president, stated about the company’s efforts, “It’s coming together in a perfect storm because everyone needs water. Water is a much smaller eco-system than air — and we can’t create it, so if it is contaminated, we have to clean it.”

The Ocean Race targets sustainability with Bluewater deal

SportBusiness | April 26, 2019

The Ocean Race sailing event has signed a new partnership with Swedish water company Bluewater.

The deal names Bluewater as the Official Drinking Water Provider of the 2021-22 event. Bluewater will leverage the race to engage with fans and promote its anti-single-use plastic bottle messaging. Race villages will showcase sustainable living solutions, including Bluewater’s water stations which can generate pure water from practically any source.

The Ocean Race partners with Bluewater

Action Sports Connection | April 26, 2019

The Ocean Race will partner with pure water provider Bluewater in a bid to reduce global reliance on single-use plastics. The new programme of work, with Bluewater as the official drinking water provider of The Ocean Race, will also explore ways education and science can help advance our understanding of the long-term effects of plastic pollution.

Look, No Plastic! How A Swedish Company Is Providing Fresh Drinking Water From The Baltic Sea

Forbes | April 25, 2019

After relatively little snow and rainfall for over two years, Sweden, a country with 100,000 lakes, is tinder dry. Forest fires have been raging in parts of southern Sweden since before the Easter weekend.  For the inhabitants of the 30,000 islands of the Stockholm archipelago, the warm dry Spring is a worrying sign that water may be scarce again this summer, the old aquifers and wells on the islands no longer able to cope with the growing demands posed by increasing numbers of visitors and hotter, drier summers.

From Langa to London: Two Cape Town teenagers enjoy the trip of a life time

Good Things Guy | April 24, 2019

Cape Town, South Africa – Sipumle Ntlako and Lisachanya Mtumtum from Langa enjoyed the trip of a lifetime after their essays offering solutions for water conservation won them tickets to a Manchester United football game.

The teenagers experienced the thrill of attending a match at the famous Old Trafford stadium, stayed in a hotel and saw the sights of Manchester, thanks to a Swedish businessman who believes in the power of dreams. Both teenagers say their eyes were opened to new possibilities.

Bluewater Develops Unique Drinking Water Solutions for African Miners

African Eye Report | April 16, 2019

Cape Town, South Africa,  April 15, 2019 – An innovative new mobile water station has been developed by Bluewater, a world leader in water purification technology and solutions, to provide safe drinking water for remote workforces in the African mining sector.

The hydration stations improve water quality and worker satisfaction, cutting costs and spurring improved environmental performance by slashing the need for costly single-use plastic bottles.