Join Our Filtered Water Bottle Campaign
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN #NOTOPLASTIC
This year we are stepping up our effort to reduce single use plastic water bottle waste while travelling.
Since teaming up with Water-to-Go in early 2018, Wild Frontiers staff, tour leaders and clients have saved thousands of throw away plastic bottles by choosing to use refillable, filtered water bottles.
'I am proud to say that I rose to the challenge and did not use a single plastic bottle during my whole trip to Pakistan – relying only on filling my Water-to-Go filter bottle with whatever water was available. I am a complete convert and will be using my Water-to-Go bottle for all future trips. The water didn’t taste funny, which was one of my main concerns! I didn't feel unwell at any stage and the bottle was the perfect size to carry around in my daypack, refilling along the way whenever necessary,’ – Travel Consultant, Clem
As a part of our traveller code we are asking our travellers to consider using these bottles, or similar, which provide safe drinking water when filling up from your hotel room tap or a natural water source.
We understand that using filtered water bottles while travelling in developing countries can be nerve-wracking, but we have road tested these in different environments from India to Madagascar with great success.
This is a non-profit campaign. We are subsidising the purchase price of the bottles because it is the right thing to do and we want to encourage others to join the campaign at minimal cost.
NEW COMPANY DRINKING WATER POLICY
To further demonstrate our commitment to reducing plastic water bottle waste and in response to overwhelming levels of concern expressed in client feedback, we have taken the decision to stop providing bottled water as a part of our group tours from January 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 CEO & Founder, Jonny Bealby.
Hear more from CEO & Founder, Jonny Bealby, about Wild Frontiers' plastic water bottle policy
and our partnership with Water-to-Go in this video.
PARTNERING WITH WATER-TO-GO
We road-tested a number of different brands of filtered water bottles. All 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.
Bottle maintenance & replacement filters
Water-to-Go is a filtration system that eliminates 99.9% of microbiological contaminants from any non-salt water source in the world and provide clean, safe water. You can read more about the technology on their website.
From time to time you may need to carry out a little bottle maintenance to stop/prevent leakage, this is easily done by adjusting the breather valve as demonstrated in this short video.
For replacement filters are available at a 15% Wild Frontiers discount by adding the code WILDFRONTIERS15 at checkout - visit www.watertogo.eu