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Celebrating World Water Day And Getting Bottled Water Off North Island

March 22, 2014 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

World Water Day is celebrated on Saturday 22 March 2014. Wilderness Safaris encourages all their guests and supporters to consider usage of this precious resource, not only on World Water Day, but all year round.

In line with this ethos, Wilderness Safaris has been working hard to find ways to eliminate the use of bottled water in their camps.  North Island in the Seychelles has in the past been one of the camps that has not enjoyed the same success with reducing bottled water as their other camps have.  In recognition of this they have been searching to find a solution that would best suit North Island.  As a result, Wilderness Safaris has partnered with Vivreau water systems, producing their own pure still and sparkling water on-site.  North Island Aerial ViewThis has had tremendous success already on the island, reducing bottled water consumption by over 40% in 2013 already and receiving great feedback from guests as to the quality of the still and sparkling water.

Both guests and staff can now enjoy locally produced Vivreau still and sparkling water allowing Wilderness Safaris to ultimately remove plastic water bottles from staff and guest areas.  In all the guest areas, including the restaurant and villas, water is bottled on-site in reusable stylish Vivreau glass bottles.  Still and sparkling water is available.  At the pool areas and on activities, reusable stainless steel bottles are provided to guests as opposed to numerous 500ml plastic water bottles.

As Wilderness Safaris and their guests get used to this new reusable bottled water from Vivreau, they can expect their plastic water bottle use to drop well below the already impressive 40% reduction in 2013.   As a result they have produced 40% less plastic water bottle waste as well the associated carbon emissions of plastic water bottle production and delivery to the island and off the island as waste.

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