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SOURCE Vapur, Inc.
Program promotes use of reusable bottles and the importance of staying hydrated
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vapur has teamed up with Elkay, the world leader in stainless steel hydration stations, to create the Vapur Refill Station Program. The program is bringing Vapur Refill Stations to college and university campuses across the country to promote a healthy hydration message and make safe drinking water more accessible, portable and readily available.
Every year, billions of bottles of water are consumed globally and fewer than 20-percent will be recycled. With Vapur Refill Stations being placed in designated areas around participating campuses, the program promotes the importance of staying hydrated while encouraging students and teachers to use reusable bottles. Campuses rolling out the program include the University of California, Riverside, the California Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Guilford College, University of California, Los Angeles and Southwestern College. Read about the Vapur Refill Station Program in UCLA's Daily Bruin.
"The Vapur Refill Station Program addresses two issues that we are very passionate about at Vapur; the environment and hydration," said Brent Reinke, Co Founder and COO of Vapur. "Vapur was founded with a commitment to raising awareness about the global water crisis and empowering people to make a difference. The Refill Station Program is one of the many avenues we are using to help further these causes and make the simple act of staying hydrated more sustainable."
Colleges and universities introducing the program receive special wholesale pricing on the stations and Vapur's flexible, reusable Anti-Bottles. To ensure students and faculty know how to use the stations and are aware of their locations, the program will be promoted through an extensive on-campus marketing campaign. The marketing campaign will tout the benefits of the program and the efforts to reduce the use of plastic bottles.
"The refill stations will be a visible sign of Southwestern's commitment to sustainability," said Jason Speegle, Green Team director, Southwestern College. "We are excited to receive the stations and get them installed. The students on our Green Team helped to select the Vapur Refill Station Program and are very enthusiastic that these units will be installed in key locations around campus."
Founded in 2009, California-based Vapur, Inc. is on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable and convenient. As the leading designer, marketer and distributor of reusable, handheld, collapsible hydration products. Vapur's complete line of Anti-Bottles® have been adopted by athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, celebrities, green activists, government agencies, fashion gurus, and families alike. Vapur's ultra-durable Anti-Bottles® are proudly made in the USA, BPA-free, freezable and dishwasher-safe. Vapur is privately held, with products available in 13 countries worldwide and contributes a portion of all sales to water-related and environmental causes. For more information, visit www.vapur.us and as always, "Live Flexible."