April 10, 2013
Reusable Bottles Introduced to AmericanMarket by Advocates for the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic
Fast-Growing Dutch Social Enterprise Establishes U.S. Embassy inSan Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2013) - Born out of a2010 crowdsourcing design competition in Europe,Dopper reusable
water bottles have quickly gained momentum in Holland and are now being introduced in the U.S.The Dutch social enterprise which is part for-profit 'Dopper' and partnonprofit 'Dopper Foundation' was founded by entrepreneur MerijnEveraarts who after watching a 'plastic soup' documentary wasdetermined to create a sustainable consumer product to help reducesingle-use plastic waste.On World Water Day, the Dopper Foundation presented a Clean OceansAwareness Campaign at San Francisco's UN Plaza where 500+ residentssurfed a huge 14 foot plastic wave made of 6,000 single-use plastic bottles (the amount we throw away every four seconds in the U.S. of which, less than 20% is recycled). Onsite, a short stop-motion videofeaturing the plastic wave surfers was created.