You can purchase one of our Water-to-Go bottles by clicking on the link and registering an account with WIld Frontiers. Once you're registered just head to the 'Travel Accessories' section of your online account.
The growing consumption of plastic is rapidly becoming one of the big crises of our age. According to recent statistics the annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts, with a million bottles a minute making the world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change'. Here are just a few shocking facts:
As a part of our traveller code we are also now asking you, our travellers, to consider using refillable, filtered water bottles, which will provide safe drinking water when filling up from your hotel room tap (or a water irrigation system in the Sahara Desert as demonstrated above by our tour leader George). We understand that using filtered water bottles while travelling in developing countries can be nerve-wracking, with the threat of an upset stomach spoiling your trip, but to help instil confidence we’ve road-tested a number of options on the market. These are the three solutions we have tested:
They are not perfect, for example it can be tricky to brush your teeth as you can't squirt the water out, so realistically there may still be occasions when you need an additional bottle of water, but this is all about bringing awareness to the issue and significantly cutting down on using single use plastic.
All three filtered water bottles did a good job, but for us the Water-to-Go bottle came out on top, giving us the confidence to put our name to it and launch our own Wild Frontiers branded bottles.
Along with our tour leaders and staff, we are encouraging Wild Frontiers clients to consider purchasing a bottle and taking it on tour.
This is a non-profit campaign - we are subsidising the purchase price of £14 (RRP £24.99) because it is the right thing to do and we want to encourage others to join the campaign at minimal cost.
Purchase a Wild Frontiers branded Water-to-Go bottle - COMING SOON
For the remainder of 2018 we will continue to include and supply water on all of our group tours, however to further demonstrate our commitment to reducing the plastic we have taken the decision to stop this practice from 2019.
Water will still be easily available on tours, however it will be an additional cost. Rather like charging for plastic bags at the supermarket, we hope this new policy will help encourage more travellers to bring their own reusable bottle.
Keeping well-hydrated is an essential part of staying healthy on tour and we will always ensure that there is regular access to drinking water.
‘Bottled water will still be made available to those that want it. We’re not trying to make people feel guilty and of course there may be places and situations in which we may need to provide water, but we don’t want to be part of the plastic problem anymore’ – Wild Frontiers MD & Founder, Jonny Bealby.