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Give Me Tap - Making our world a fountain
A Simple Idea. Leading to Great Changes
The concept of GiveMeTap was dreamt up by Edwin-Broni-Mensah in 2010 and it has since won him an award as "most outstanding black graduate in Britain 2010". The idea is you buy a reusable bottle (£7) made from recycled aluminium from the Give Me Tap website and take it into any cafe or restaurant which has signed up as a "provider" of the scheme.
Britain's top black graduate (BBC News)
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Think globally and drink locally
The bottle is then filled with tap water for free, which helps reduce the plastic wastage in landfill sites and saves you money. 70% of the cost of each bottle is then channeled back into independent water projects helping communities across Africa to install clean water pumps. Through their 'Giving Back' strategy GiveMeTap give 70% of the price of the bottle sales are used to fund independent water projects.
Water For Us. Water For Everyone
The Green Effect
GiveMeTap is not just about fewer bottles, less recycling and money savings, it's about understanding why those things are a problem today, and finding innovative and sustainable solutions. We envision a future where around every corner there is access to the gift of fresh water. GiveMeTap are always looking for ways to make drinking water hassle-free, fast, and cheap when you need it most: on-the-go.
Introduction and an overview of GiveMeTap
"We set out to create a network of cafes and restaurants where people can get free refills of tap water. This helps reduce their plastic waste and funds independant water projects around the world"
Where did the idea of GiveMeTap come from?
"While at university and playing sports, I always ended up buying bottled water from shops as there was nowhere to refill bottles. I thought, there should be another way to get access to fresh water"
How do you plan to grow the organisation?
"We have been approached by people in over 15 countries to franchise the project. Through an international scheme we can have real impact, not only on reducing use of plastic bottles, but also raising funds to build water infrastructure where needed around the world"
How does GiveMeTap help provide access to clean water to communities in Africa?
"We helped to support the creation of a water borehole project in a village in Namibia. Here they walk for many miles each day to get access to water, which is often not clean"
The importance of sustainability and how we can reduce our use of plastic bottles
"GiveMeTap is all about sustainability, from creating sustainable water projects in Africa, but also to help get away from these use use plastic bottles"