What's Wrong with Bottled Water

Every year, 200 billion bottles of water are consumed globally. Unfortunately, only about 12% off these will be recycled, leaving 176 billion plastic bottles to be dumped in landfills or left to float in the ocean.

Yet, tap water costs 240 to 10,000 times less than bottles water. Unlike the bottled water companies, many municipal utilities test tap water hundreds of thousands of times a year and report their results to state and federal agencies. Shockingly, 24% of bottle water is actually just repackaged tap water.

While we pay for branded tap water, over 1.2 billion people around the world don't have access to clean water. Every year, over 5 million people die of water-related diseases. Hundreds of thousands of other children are affected in ways that statistics can't measure. They suffer from poor health, diminished productivity and missed educational opportunites. The money spent on disposable bottled water could help provide safe drinking water to billions of people around the world who would otherwise not have access to it.


What We're Doing to Help



Vapur has created a community-giving program called, Drops of Hope. Partnering with likeminded companies and organizations, Vapur aims to make disposable bottles obsolete and clean water more accessible than ever.

Through Drops of Hope, Vapur annually donates thousands of bottles to charitable groups all over the world.

If interested in donations, please fill out the Donation Request Form and email it to



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If interested in fundraising with RandomKid, email



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