Pieces of microplastic are floating in our waters. That's 500 times more than the stars in our galaxy.
Single-use plastic bottles were the most common microplastics found in European freshwater. Making up 14%.
The number of microplastics per litre of water that were found at 11,000 meters below sea level.
We know that you know about the plastic soup. Swimming around in oceans far away. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. Because what if we told you the waters in our so-called backyards aren't exactly innocent either.
Surprise! Plastic is hiding in plain sight. It's not called microplastic for nothing. Tiny pieces of plastic, too small for the eye to see, floating around in the lakes we swim in, the canals we sail in and the rivers we walk by. Not cool. And single-use plastic water bottles? Not helping.
Something clearly needs to be done. Together, you and I can break this vicious circle. Sip by sip.
With this bottle, you are raising awareness about the invisible plastics that surround us. Did we hear someone say 'superhero'? Because that's what you are.
So, raise your Glass (Dopper) for crystal clear waters. We're right there with you.
Until all water is clear as Glass.
We believe crystal clear water is precious in every ocean, from every tap. That's why we've created a crystal clear bottle as a reflection of our vision. An ocean-saving device with a luxurious appeal. Ready to make a statement. Not just on your desk, but also to the world.
This sea-through bottle is made from borosilicate glass. Sounds dangerous but isn't. Now, we won't bore you with the technical details - that's what Wikipedia is for. The only thing you need to know is that borosilicate glass is surprisingly sturdy. And it's made from 100% natural minerals. If that's not a win, we don't know what is!
Our Dopper Glass Insulated (450 ml) will just keep your cold water cold and your hot water hot, for just a bit longer. Whether you like your tap water plain, or infused with crushed beans or leaves and herbs, we've got you covered.
We wanted to get to the bottom of things. That's why we did some research. We also collaborated with By The Ocean We Unite, a Dutch foundation that contributes to preventing more plastics from ending up in our oceans. Right up our alley!
Together with this team of ocean-saving superheroes we took samples from water sources closest to home. And guess what! Macro and microplastics are everywhere. Hiding in plain sight. A discovery that needs to be shared.
So, we took our findings and brought them to the public. At Dopper's Seacret - our annual launch party - we displayed our samples.
Based on scientific findings, if the Thames were an Olympic-size pool, there would be 210.250.000 pieces of microplastic floating in it.
Based on scientific findings, if the Ij were an Olympic-size pool, there would be 187.500.000 pieces of microplastic floating in it.
Based on scientific findings, if the Rhine were an Olympic-size pool, there would be 140.000 pieces of microplastic floating in it.
Based on scientific findings, if the Rhine were an Olympic-size pool, there would be 63.750.000 pieces of microplastic floating in it.
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