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Tap Smartphone App Helps Users Locate Water Bottle Refill Stations

Single-use water bottles are lame and are simply a lazy way to drink water. A new software startup is looking to make it easier to use refillable water bottles with a new smartphone app that displays all of the nearby locations where a water bottle can easily be refilled.

Single-use water bottles are lame and are simply a lazy way to drink water. A new software startup is looking to make it easier to use refillable water bottles with a new smartphone app that displays all of the nearby locations where a water bottle can easily be refilled.

The Tap app launched today and currently offers 34,000 locations where consumers can go to refill their water bottle. The thinking behind the app is that there was simply no way to find a place to refill your water bottle while out on the go, making single-use water bottles effectively the only option to quench thirst when the need hits.

Tap currently lists out locations such as public drinking fountains, bottle refill stations, and water dispensing machines where people can pay to get their container filled with water. First and foremost, Tap is hoping to reduce the use of single-use plastics, but it is also an effective way to bring traffic into stores that might have otherwise flown under the radar, simply by adding them to the Tap network of filling stations.

“Our team has one mission: to save Earth and the people on it,” said Samuel Ian Rosen, Founder and CEO of Tap. “Approximately one percent of Earth’s water is fresh and accessible. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. Water is a basic human right, but it will be priced as a commodity as we face global scarcity.”

Tap offers locations where users can fill their bottles with fresh water in locations ranging from Amsterdam to New Delhi to Los Angeles. It operates exactly how you’d imagine it: it uses geolocation to determine the location of the phone and pulls up all of the nearby water refill stations on a map. From there, simply tap on the location you want to head toward and you are presented with details about the location with the option to navigate directly there.

Tap takes the search for water one step further by allowing users to search for a specific type of water including unfiltered, filtered, sparkling or flavored, to name a few.

“Umami Burger is proud to support sustainable initiatives,” added Sebastien Silvestri, Chief Operating Officer of Disruptive Group at sbe. “We are thrilled to work with Tap and further support their mission to reduce the amount of single-use plastics ending up in landfills.”

Globally, humans buy approximately 1,000,000 water bottles every minute, yet less than 10% of the world’s plastic is properly recycled. At this rate, the amount of single-use plastic ending up in our oceans will outweigh fish by 2050, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

The Tap app launched today and is working to start a movement with its app via the #Drinkdifferent hashtag. Get on over to your favorite flavor of app store today to download the app and if you like it, spread the word! Single-use plastics are lame. Don’t be lame. Get a bottle and get the Tap app to make the water you drink less impactful to the planet.

For more information, please visit https://findtap.com/.

 
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I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. As an activist investor, Kyle owns long term holdings in Tesla, Lightning eMotors, Arcimoto, and SolarEdge.

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