With more than two billion people without access to safe drinking water and a million plastic bottles sold every minute, Patagonia and SOURCE Global, PBC are working to advance sustainable solutions to the world’s water crisis.
Patagonia will use SOURCE® Hydropanels to give customers and employees of its store in Honolulu, Hawaii premium drinking water that’s produced in an entirely sustainable way. This first-of-its-kind technology uses sunlight to pull pure, clean and endlessly renewable water vapor out of the sky and create delicious, climate-resilient drinking water that’s balanced with minerals for optimal health. The self-contained system works entirely off the grid and delivers water directly to taps and faucets using no electricity, pipes or plastic, and the installation will make Patagonia the first retailer in the world to offer drinking water from the sky.
Environmental experts say poor access to water limits education and economic opportunity, leads to significant health consequences, and can spur social unrest and political turmoil among already vulnerable populations. Even in the developed world, these problems disproportionately impact BIPOC and low-income populations.
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