Apr 26, 2012

Companies Partner to Bring Eco-Friendly Drinking Water Options to Schools

Vapur and Elkay allied in partnership to promote reusable bottles and filling stations

Vapur Inc., makers of the foldable, reusable and eco-friendly “Anti-Bottle,” recently announced a partnership with Elkay, manufacturer of stainless steel sinks and faucets for residential and commercial use, to create the Vapur Refill Station Program, making water more accessible to college campuses nationwide.

Using Elkay’s built-in proprietary filtering system, WaterSentry Plus, in the Vapur-branded Elkay filling station and Vapur Anti-Bottles, this co-branded “Be Healthy – Stay Hydrated” alliance aims to encourage and promote the use of reusable and recyclable bottles, while providing safe, filtered water and healthier beverage options to college students.

Vapur and Elkay strive to promote the healthy habit of hydration by making filtered water readily available, promoting the use of reusable water bottles and reducing waste on campus. The Vapur Anti-Bottle allows for students to fill up their bottles when thirsty, fold or flatten them when done and easily carry them to refill throughout the day.

“Students will be able to purchase Vapur Anti-Bottles at locations on their campus, stay hydrated at the refill stations and walk away knowing that they’re doing their bodies and the environment good,” said Brent Reinke, co-founder and chief operating office of Vapur.

“Elkay’s filtering system helps reduce unpleasant tastes and odors frequently associated with unfiltered water and helps to decrease the amount of harmful impurities such as lead, cysts and sediment from reaching drinkers,” said Ted Hamilton, director of sales, sustainable products at Elkay.