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Hydro Flask Water Bottles

Replacing bottled water & juice with fresh juice and carrying the juice and the water in a hydro flask water bottle or eating fresh fruits.

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We all love our families and friends and often times we take them for picnics or outdoor events.It easy and natural to get in to a shop or a supermarket and pick several ready to drink juices accompanied by the same number of straws.We enjoy our drinks and without a second thought our children or even us we litter them everywhere.

Several families do the same and at the end of the day plastics are everywhere.BioTec Environmental studies show that a lifespan of a bottle takes 450 years.This is to mean that every plastic bottle we have used exists somewhere on this planet, in some form or another.

Strategically putting portable fresh Juice dispensers around the beaches and other public places will  encourage people to go with their re usable bottles and fill them up whenever they want a drink.This will in return encourage more farmers to start planting fruits because the market will be there, in extension this will alleviate poverty and people will live healthier lives.

How does this research relate to our Use Cases?

This relates to case 2 Bottle caps and tear-offs,where Trevor & Benjamin Young parents in Minneapolis, MN, USA love taking the kids out to the park during on weekend.This happens in our country too,many families take their families out to have fun.In the process many plastics bottles and lids are used because they are the most readily available to carry the water and juices.Attached is a photo showing one of the public beaches in Mombasa Kenya on a weekend.All sorts of refreshments are bought

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

The change of mindset and 360 decrees turn round from what we take or granted but has a huge effects on our lives now and in the future.

Tell us about yourself

My name is Betty Mbithi ,I am a social entrepreneur focused on socially impacting peoples lives.Environment is of great importance to me because if environmental issues are not addressed they directly or indirectly affect people social lives in the communities and the world as a whole


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True Betty, responsibility starts with each of us.

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Thanks carole 

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