Water bottle business puts 100pc into global causes.

Through its sale of sustainable steel water bottles, the project will work in communities around the globe to provide them with fresh water sources. 

A social enterprise which uses 100 per cent of its profits to fund water projects around the world has been launched.

Jerry Bottle Ltd has been set up by Tobias Gould from Loughborough and friends Harun Master and Taj Bhamra.

Through its sale of sustainable steel water bottles, the project will work in communities around the globe to provide them with fresh water sources.

The project was launched back in October 2015 and the first batch of bottles are now on sale.

Tobias told the Echo: “There is a plastics patch in the middle of the Pacific six times the size of England, where plastic outweighs plankton six to one.

If we don’t want a world where there is more plastic in the sea than fish then we really need to change how we use plastic around the home.

We promote the value of water to those that have it, and give water to those that don’t.

Jerry is not just a bottle, it’s a way of life.

Members of the new Jerry Bottle team at Lougborough Students' Union's Ethical and Environment Fair. Jerry Bottle Ltd is a social enterprise set up by Tobias Gould from Loughborough and friends Harun Master and Taj Bhamra and uses 100 per cent of its profits to fund water projects around the world has been launched. Photo first published on loughboroughecho.net.

Members of the new Jerry Bottle team at Lougborough Students’ Union’s Ethical and Environment Fair. Jerry Bottle Ltd is a social enterprise set up by Tobias Gould from Loughborough and friends Harun Master and Taj Bhamra and uses 100 per cent of its profits to fund water projects around the world has been launched. Photo first published on loughboroughecho.net.

 

Loughborough University is actively supporting this local social enterprise through its Water, Engineering and Development Centre.

The first batch of bottles arrived in the country on Valentine’s Day and we are now getting out there, telling people about the Jerry story and sharing our passion for water.

Ultimately the more bottles we sell the more good we can do.

We sold 50 bottles in our first week and are doubling this in week two.

Our first batch of bottles will fund a water project in Mtapwa in Tanzania.

This is a village with 5,000 people who have a 7km round trip to their nearest water source.

They have dug a bore hole before in the village and not found water. We will seek local expertise, as well as from WEDC in Loughborough, to find the best solution for this village.

We will not only put in a tap, we will also include sanitation and education about water.”

To find out more, visit: jerrybottle.com.

The above article by Zoe Higgins first published on loughboroughecho.net in Mar, 2016.

Jerry Bottle was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by thisisgoodwork