Nuestra historia: por qué existimos

GIF showing various plastic water bottles and water

That’s what we all want, right?

Bad news. Single-use plastic doesn’t care. 8 million tons of plastic make their way into our oceans every year. This plastic does not decompose. Ever. It just breaks down into smaller pieces.

  • Every minute a truckload of plastic waste enters our oceans

  • 1 million single-use plastic bottles are purchased in that exact same minute

Coincidence? We don’t think so.

And that’s how it all started. Our founder Merijn Everaarts launched a design competition to find the most sustainable alternative to single-use water bottles.

Meet the Dopper bottle! The best part? With the proceeds, we are empowering people to choose reusable water bottles over single-use water ones.

Merijn Everaarts speaking into a microphone
Man in light grey suit holding a blue Dopper bottle in front of a bridge and water

A Dopper leaves no excuse for single-use water bottles. And did you notice it’s a bottle and cup in one? Brilliant.

It’s also produced sustainably. And yes, most Doppers are made from plastic. But the kind of plastic you can use again. And again. And again. When you’re done with it - which you probably never will be - it can be fully recycled.

Each bottle sold empowers people to choose a reusable water bottle over a single-use one. From education programmes and research to awareness campaigns. It also kick-starts clean drinking water projects in Nepal. Good karma? You bet.

Two people holding padel rackets and Dopper bottles on a blue padel court

So, no matter your style or how you drink your water, there is a Dopper for you.

Each bottle is fueling our various projects. What do we do?

Two people walking in front of a blue ABRI campaign by Dopper

Our global campaigns are spreading the message to end packaged water and drink from the tap. And one by one, we are creating a movement of change makers.

We offer education programmes and we fun research. To help people see the need for change.

We are talking about immediate impact. Because we are encouraging individuals and companies alike to drink from the tap. And because we kick-start clean drinking water projects in Nepal.

Person holding a black Dopper bottle from the water

99 million kgs

So far our initiatives have prevented this many kilos of single-use plastic from entering our oceans.

Kudos for reading this long story. Need a little recap? Dopper’s mission is to getting people to drink water from the tap.

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