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Avoid 1 billion bottles of plastic pollution by 2020.
Empowering people to easily get clean and healthy water from tap, with a minimum environmental impact.
This year we consume more than 250 Bn single use plastic bottles world-wide of which less than 20% are recycled. Americans and Europeans now buy more bottled water than soda despite the fact that we have drinkable tap water.
Source: Plastic Oceans
Most of the plastic ends up in landfills where it breaks down over time into micro plastics that ends up in the ground water, rivers and eventually the oceans polluting all living organisms. In addition to this each bottle of water requires about 3 liters of water to be produced as well as oil and transportation.
Source: The Water Project
Finally consumers have to buy, carry home bottles from the store and then store and throw away the bottles. For this they pay almost 1000 times more than tap water. As if this wasn’t enough the plastic leeches into the water which means that our bodies get contaminated with BPA and phthalates of which we don’t yet understand the long term impact.
Source: One Green Planet
What if there was a better way?
Starting in 2014 the founders of Tapp Water Magnus from Sweden and Alex from Germany decided to see if there was a better way. We tested over 50 filters on the market today and found that none of them were that great in terms of simplicity, cost and function. We asked customers what they wanted and how much they were willing to pay. Finally, we spoke to some of the worlds most reknown water scientists to understand how we could create a better solution.
We created Tapp Water to solve this. We thoroughly tested the filters with hundreds of people to ensure that they agree. This included blind tests and installation tests as well as water institute analyses to make sure that the filters would match our high requirements. TAPP 1 is a water filter initially produced for Europe and North America that anyone can install and that provides clean and fresh water directly from the tap in a sustainable way.
Screw it on in less than a minute and you’re up and running. This is the first generation and we’ve already proven higher customer satisfaction in terms of taste, easiness and robustness.
“Since I installed TAPP I never have to think about water anymore. It’s just there, whether it’s for drinking, preparing coffee or washing fruit and vegetables.” – Mark Castley
But we are not stopping here. Our team of water experts and advisers will continue to perfect the technology, product, design and service over many years to come. We will also develop other products to give you cleaner and better tasting water.
Our mission is to “Empower people to easily get clean and healthy water from tap, with a minimum environmental impact.“