Amsterdam, 8 September 2020 – Dutch social enterprise Dopper has become the first reusable bottle brand worldwide to obtain the Cradle to Cradle certification for all its bottles. Awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Cradle to Cradle Certified is the world’s most advanced standard for safe, circular and responsible materials and products. The standard provides customers with the comfort of knowing that they are not only contributing to Dopper’s mission of achieving plastic-free oceans worldwide, but that the product and its production process also uphold best in class sustainability standards. All Dopper bottles are currently Cradle to Cradle certified at the Bronze or Silver levels.
Dopper is on a mission to empower people to choose reusable over single-use water bottles to protect our world’s water sources. True to this mission, Dopper seeks to harness the influence of its business as a force for good, with a positive impact on all aspects of our business. The Cradle to Cradle certification is a key part of this strategy, providing guiding principles and benchmarking criteria to inform every part of the production, design and lifecycle process of its products.
Dopper CEO Virginia Yanquilevich says of the achievement: “The Cradle to Cradle certification acts as a seal of approval for Dopper’s customers and stakeholders. With this, we aim to set an example for the entire hydration industry and beyond. Even though we are very pleased with this accomplishment, we will continue to push ourselves until we reach the end goal: achieving a gold-level Cradle to Cradle certification for all products by 2022, establishing a fully circular product portfolio”.
Christina Raab, VP Strategy & Development at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute comments: “We welcome Dopper’s leadership in future-proofing its products by working to certify the company’s entire bottle range at the Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold level. Dopper’s forward-thinking approach to creating verifiably safe, circular and responsibly made products is redefining sustainability for the hydration industry and for consumers worldwide.”
Changemaker in sustainability
In 2014, Dopper became the first reusable bottle brand to achieve Cradle to Cradle certification at bronze level with its Original range. As from today, all Dopper bottles are Cradle to Cradle certified at bronze or silver level. With this announcement Dopper is proving to be a first mover within the hydration sector once again. It further confirms Dopper’s wider circularity ambitions and offers insight into areas for improvement.
Current sustainability achievements include:
About the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM certification
To receive certification, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute states that products are rigorously assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories:
Products are assigned an achievement level for each category (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum). The lowest level of achievement among the five categories determines the product’s overall certification level awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. The Silver level certification is awarded to the Dopper Original range and Bronze level has been allocated to the Dopper Insulated, Steel and Glass ranges.
Dopper stands for crystal clear water. From every ocean and every tap. Dopper empowers people to choose reusable over single-use water bottles, to protect our world’s water sources. One by one, they are creating a movement of changemakers. By offering education, funding research and raising awareness about plastic pollution. And by providing a sustainable alternative to single-use water bottles - a reusable Dopper bottle - to drink tap water from. Its unique design – a bottle and cup in one – is Cradle to Cradle certified. Each bottle sold contributes to this mission, and kick-starts clean drinking water projects in Nepal. Choose Dopper. Our oceans will thank you.
About the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is dedicated to powering innovation for the circular economy through products that have a positive impact on people and planet.
Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, the Institute sets the global standard for products that are safe, circular and made responsibly. Cradle to Cradle Certified is used by future-focused designers, brands, retailers and manufacturers across the value chain to innovate and optimize materials and products according to the world’s most advanced science-based measures for material health, product circularity, renewable energy and climate, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness.
The Institute also powers the global shift to a circular economy through partnerships and collaborative initiatives that equip businesses, governments and other stakeholders with the technical solutions and knowledge they need to innovate the way products are designed and made.
The Institute is headquartered in Oakland, California and Amsterdam, the Netherlands with offices in Washington DC.