Monday, 28 March 2011 12:12
NIKA Water: Turning Bottles into TreesWritten by Dare Wenzler
Did you know that 20% of the world's population lacks access to safe drinking water.? Of these 1.1 billion people, about 80% of those lacking such access live in sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Asia and Southern Asia. Enter NIKA Water; changing the way we stay hydrated. NIKA donates 100% of its profits to bringing water and clean sanitation into underdeveloped countries. The first CarbonFree® certified and one of the most environmentally responsible bottled waters on the market, NIKA offsets its carbon footprint by funding the planting of trees in a "NIKA Forest" in Nicaragua to naturally absorb carbon from the atmosphere. Beyond that, NIKA has pledged that for every bottle of their water sold they will ensure that a corresponding plastic bottle is taken out of the environment and recycled. To do this, NIKA is working with schools and universities around the country to create plastic bottle buy?back programs. Participating schools will have their empty plastic bottles collected and recycled by NIKA for a minimal fee. Support NIKA's programs and buy some today.
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