1000 times as much water?
If you enjoy our water in a restaurant, you provide 1000 times as much clean drinking water.
Each bottle or carafe provides 1,000 times its capacity of water in developing countries.
This is desperately needed because 771,000,000 people still do not have access to safe water.
Made Blue Foundation wants to do something about this. Read how we do that below.
How it works
If you see our water on the table or on the menu, it means that this location has opted for local tapping of filtered, cooled and sparkling water.
This is very sustainable because it saves a lot of waste and CO2 emissions from factories that bottle water and transport it over long distances.
The location uses a water tap to filter, cool and ‘carbonise’ tap water, i.e. to make the water sparkling. The water is poured into characteristic Made Blue water bottles or carafes, whereby the location always makes a donation with which we can always realize 1,000 times as much clean drinking water in developing countries, for example in the projects below.
These are some of our currently ongoing projects enabling access to clean water and hygiene for all.
Currently active water projects are displayed on the map. Look for made blue icons on the map.
We choose to operate in areas coping with permanent water stress and within relatively stable (political) environments.
Together with local partners we are working on lasting change.
Below you can see the minimum number of litres of clean drinking water we have been able to achieve since we started. We register the number of people given permanent access to clean water and hygiene, multiplied by a minimal daily use of 20 litres of water per person, according to United Nations reports.
That is our meter reading.
We have now created so much clean drinking water in developing countries and with that we are also making this enormous impact:
people got access
tons of CO2 saved
tons of plastic waste prevented
We promise access to clean water and hygiene for at least 10 years after completing a water project, of course working hard to make our impact last even longer. We’re fair about potential risks involved. Therefore we’re aiming at reaching more people than being targetted, making sure reported impact is even bigger in real life.
Each project is checked before and during execution. We receive help in this from Aqua for All, the agency that has also been checking the water projects of the Dutch government for many years.
We often see that local communities are able to create additional water supplies on their own initiative based on modest income. Water points also attract other entrepreneurs. This creates a knock-on effect that has much more impact.
Frank van der Tang, co-founder Made Blue
We are the entrepreneurial charity Made Blue Foundation. Since our foundation at the end of 2014, we have already realized more than 15 billion litres of clean drinking water on behalf of more than 500 ambassadors.
We are a registered charity and work as transparant as possible.
We make as few costs as possible by working lean & mean. An independent board monitors our policy.
We do much more
We not only put water on the table in the catering industry, but go much further to work on our mission. We have a collection of sustainable water bottles and you can also use our water coolers in the office.
In addition, there are various companies that choose to convert their water consumption or savings into the same amount of drinking water in our One litre for one litre program.
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