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Bluewater in the media

Anders Jacobson, the man trying to rid sport of plastic bottles

Sport Sustainability Journal | November 20, 2018

The damage plastic is doing to the ocean has become a major talking point over the past 12 months, but Anders Jacobson, the president of water purity company Bluewater, thinks he has the solution. And he wants sport to help him demonstrate.

Miroplastics discovered in humans around the globe | October 29, 2018

A new global study providing the first real evidence that microplastics are now inside humans raises grave concerns about the health implications. This is according to Bluewater, a world leader in water purification technology and solutions.

Bluewater Africa, Consol to make a splash at KAMERS/Makers

Bizcommunity | October 29, 2018

Handcraft and design show KAMERS/Makers has partnered with Bluewater Africa and Consol Glass to provide glass bottles and purified drinking water to visitors at the six-day event, eliminating the need for single-use plastic water bottles.

Making A Splash At KAMERS/Makers Stellenbosch

iAfrica | October 29, 2018

KAMERS/Makers will not only be promoting local creativity and entrepreneurship but has partnered with Bluewater Africa and Consol Glass to provide glass bottles and pure drinking water to keep visitors hydrated, without the need for single-use plastic water bottles, leading the way in sustainable event management and ensuring our environment is placed first.

Microplastics inside humans found by researchers – posing health risks

Compelo | October 24, 2018

Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna and Environment Agency Austria found nine types of microplastics inside humans from around the world. Anders Jacobson, president of Swedish water purification technology firm Bluewater, said he had “grave concerns” about the impact on human health following the study.

Anders Jacobson, water harvester

Norwegian Magazine | October 15, 2018

According to Anders Jacobson, co-founder of Bluewater, “By 2050, world demand for drinking water will have increased by 50% and aquifers will have decreased by 40%.” That’s why he left a career in investment banking to work with “water-stressed” communities from Cape Town to Shanghai last year.

Cape Town marathon clean-up a winner

IOL | September 25, 2018

Cape Town’s environment proved one of the biggest winners at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon at the weekend, with the use of single-use plastics significantly reduced and no municipal water used. Water dispensed from Bluewater Africa’s mobile water stations saved the use of plastics equivalent to that of 13 000 water sachets or 2600 standard water bottles.

SCARCITY IN SWEDEN – Island community faces drinking water shortage

Water Quality Products | September 24, 2018

There is a quiet revolution underway in the Baltic Sea, situated in northernmost Europe with shores touching countries such as Estonia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia and Sweden. It is being driven by climate change that is tangibly impacting seashore and island communities around the brackish water sea. Leading the change is a Swedish Baltic island community called Sandhamn, a small picture-postcard village on a tiny island renowned for its natural beauty.

Start-ups win funding to deploy in water-scarce cities

The Source Magazine | September 24, 2018

Three start-ups tackling urban water challenges with technology and an entrepreneurial approach have been recognised by the Imagine H2O Urban Drinking Water Challenge 2018 for their efforts to solve urban water scarcity.

Time for Pro Sports to Ditch Plastic

Sierra Club | September 17, 2018

Sports waste is a vast problem, but the solution to the plastic water bottle scourge is readily available: Water bottle refill stations (also known as hydration stations) are essentially modernized water fountains, featuring a single or multiple faucets. And they’re poised to play a big role in the sport venues of the future.