A Message in a bottle ...rethink habits, refill bottles, reduce waste !
Color Codes of Participant Types
- Refill Stations
- Refill Stations for in-house guests
- Individual Participants without physical location
Códigos de Colores de los Tipos de Participantes
- Estaciones de Llenado
- Estaciones de Llenado para sus huéspedes
- Participantes Individuales sin ubicación física
Type of Business
Dos Ojos Cenotes Park
Non-Profit Community Organization
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen
As of today there are nine water Refill Stations installed around the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, plus two supporting organizations, providing participants with easy access to free, clean, good-tasting water for their reusable water bottles.
We are just launching this Initiative but hope that businesses from giant hotel chains to small family owned companies as well as individuals will get involved in our Initiative by becoming a Refill Station or by just refilling their bottles so we can achieve our common goal to help reduce the quantity of plastic bottle trash in this area and worldwide!
- In the last five years, Quintana Roo has received around 65 millions visitors which makes it one of the main tourist destinations in the world!
- Annually, the state of Quintana Roo welcomes about 16 millions of visitors.
- Those visitors consume an average of a bare minimum of about 88,000 disposable water bottles per day!
- Only a few percentage of these used disposable plastic bottles are recycled!
- Disposable water bottles consume important resources: petroleum and water.
- To produce these bottles requires three times the volume in water, not counting the water inside each bottle.
- Bottled water also requires energy throughout its life cycle: to capture, treat and send water to the bottling plant; to fill, package, transport and refrigerate the bottled water; and recycle or dispose of the empty containers.
- At least a third, or more, of the used plastic bottles are ending up in our oceans, beaches, cenotes, jungles, streets and landfills where they sit for hundreds of years!
Contribute to save the world by
- avoiding single-use plastics in general
- avoiding polystyrene and styrofoam
- avoiding microbeads
Send us a message to let us know how you are planning to save the world so we can add it to our list!
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