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Max Tap Water: CEO Saiful Islam

Recently we had the honor to meet the CEO of Max Social Enterprise: Saiful Islam. We asked him what challenges the project faced and how he sees the future.

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Update Wash at schools: what has already been achieved?

In Ethiopia we are working hard on water in and around schools. We aim to provide 20 schools with water and sanitation. How far are we after two years with more than a year to go?

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Two Rotterdam restaurants provide 55 million litres of water

In 2017, they were one of the first restaurants to opt for locally bottled water with a contribution to clean drinking water in developing countries: Héroine en De Matroos and HetGirl. Together,…

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Clean water update: 771 million people

The WHO and Unicef released a report late last year on access to water and sanitation in 2020. Fortunately, we are moving in the right direction: from 785 million to 771 million people without access…

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WASH & Learn update: Innovations

Our WASH & Learn project in Uganda has clear targets but no fixed approach. This creates very interesting innovations that appear to work very well…

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2.3 billion people without a toilet

Clean drinking water for everyone, that is our mission. But did you know that in our projects we do much more than just realize access to water? For example, access to toilets is also essential for a…

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A personal story of Iniye from Bishoftu

Part of our Wash project in and around schools are public facilities where people can get water, but also go to the toilet or take a shower. Iniye (30) talks about the impact that has on the life of…

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How much water do you use per day?

How much water does an average household use in a day, what does it cost and how can you save on it? We looked it up for you.

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Update Wash at schools: girls back to school

In Ethiopia we are working hard on water in and around schools. In this update you can read what we have already done. This is especially important for girls.

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The best water for the world at Kijkduin beach

Machiel van Dooren of Made Blue talked to three beach bars on the beach in Kijkduin about the switch from bottled water to locally bottled Made Blue Water.

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Vietnam: Virtual visit as completion (VIDEO)

Our project in Vietnam was recently completed but unfortunately we were unable to visit it ourselves. Instead, we were invited for a virtual visit.

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WASH & Learn: involving the boys (VIDEO)

Our project WASH & Learn in Uganda goes a long way. So much so that the boys are also involved in making sanitary towels so that they understand how important it is for their classmates.

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Update Max Tap Water: a running start

Our entrepreneurial project in Bangladesh is off to a running start. After all permits were completed, various existing installations were transferred to the new social enterprise to be set up, which…

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Give me four beers and 300 litres of water

Enough Wasted! 013 Poppodium works together with the visitor for a better world and switches to hard cups and locally tapped tap water with the clear message of Made Blue.

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How much water should you drink per day?

How much water should you drink per day to stay healthy? And can you drink too much water? Made Blue sorted it out for you.

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Uganda update: Much more than just water

Our WASH & Learn project in Uganda is much more than just water. In this update we tell you about doing business with mouth caps, gardening with residual water and blue soap…

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How can I donate a water well?

We regularly get the question: Can I donate a well? Unfortunately, it is less simple than you think and it is not always the best solution.

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10 billion litres on World Water Day 2022?

As every year, we will also announce our meter reading on World Water Day this year. Have we reached the magical limit of 10 billion litres of clean drinking water despite the various lockdowns?

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Water in the office: what are the options

If you want to enjoy nice fresh water at the office, possibly with a bubble, there are various options. We list them for you.

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What is better? Serve spring water or tap water yourself?

What is the difference between well water, tapping water yourself with a water machine or water cooler connected to the pipe, and charitable waters?

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The alternative to packaged water: the Bottle Made Blue

The introduction of a deposit on small PET bottles is a cause for concern for parties that like to hand out a bottle of water. That has become about 50% more expensive. We developed a very affordable…

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headson Made Blue: impact for and on behalf of entrepreneurs

Karola Asche, director of headson, wrote an article about her collaboration with Made Blue: Impact on behalf of and for entrepreneurs as a result of three years of collaboration.

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Update Wash at schools: the first half of the year

Our project in Ethiopia started more than six months ago, so it’s time for an interim report. In it we see how much is needed before construction can start. There are also quite a few challenges in…

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Vietnam update: On TV and extension

In Vietnam we recently celebrated the official opening of the water supply, which to our surprise even made national TV. Another surprise was that there was budget left and that is why we are going…

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Uganda update: the preparations

The preparations for our project WASH & Learn in Uganda are in full swing and there is a lot involved. Covid also has a special influence here. Read all about it in this update.

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La Trappe and BrewDog support Made Blue with limited edition

La Trappe and Brewdog are releasing a limited edition beer: Practice What You Preach. With this they provide 100 million liters of clean drinking water via Made Blue.

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Get a sustainable quality mark in hospitality with tap water

If you want to achieve a sustainable quality mark as a hotel, restaurant or event center, it certainly helps to serve tap water instead of spring water or mineral water. You can read how that works…

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Deposits for clean drinking water at Schiphol Airport

Since this summer, there are more than 70 bins at Schiphol in which you can donate your PET bottle for drinking water. There’s more to it than you think…

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Ethiopia update: Completed succesfully

At the end of 2020, the project Making WASH everybody’s business in Ethiopia was successfully completed. Here you can read everything about the results and the impact of the project.

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Why ‘the best water for the world’

Our solutions are not only most sustainable, they also contribute to a better world, nearby and far away. We’re happy to explain.

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COVID-19: how is Africa coping?

What are the consequences – both positive and negative – of COVID-19 in Africa? And what role is water playing?

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Dutch drink more and more water and more often flavoured

Dutch drink more water and more often flavoured. That may be healthy, but not as good for the environment if it is spring water.

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Vietnam update: construction started

In our project in Vietnam, the start of the construction work has been central in recent months and construction is now underway!

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1 million for water at ánd around schools in Ethiopia

Over the coming three years we will invest no less than 1 million euros in clean drinking water in ánd around schools in Ethiopia.

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Water scarcity: a major future problem

A global water crisis threatens our future. What are the causes and consequences of water scarcity? And can we still turn the tide?

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Vebego companies realised 100 million litres

Vebego was at the cradle of Made Blue in 2014. Various Vebego subsidiaries together have already produced 100 million litres of clean drinking water.

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Update Said: Completion of phase 2

Phase 2 of this innovative project has been completed and much has been achieved and learned. Here you can read a summary of the results.

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Blycolin reaches milestone of 100 million litres

Blycolin mirrors amount of water that is required for washing the linen in its own laundries, one litre for one litre, via Made Blue.

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Why a water dispenser at work is not sustainable

A water tank or a water dispenser is a great system for chilled water, you might think. However, there are cheaper and more sustainable alternatives.

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Our meter reading on World Water Day 2021

We are announcing our meter reading on World Water Day this year. How many liters of clean drinking water have we been able to realize since our start?

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Hoog Catharijne opens biggest watertap in The Netherlands

You can now tap cooled and filtered water in Hoog Catharijne yourself from a water cooler of the Made Blue Foundation.

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What is the difference between mineral water and spring water?

Natural mineral water, water of natural origin, spring water: a small selection of the terms used to sell the product. but what is the difference between the different types of water?

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The 100 million club

We are happy with every donation, but a few ambassadors have each already donated more than 100 million litres of clean drinking water.

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The story of Gadisa Hurisa, 47 years old, from Adama, Ethiopia

Gadisa spent a lot of money and time fetching clean drinking water. Thanks to Made Blue, she can now save and put time into development.

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100,000 people

We have already been able to give more than 100,000 people access to clean drinking water! How much is that actually? And how can we be so sure?

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Mirroring your water footprint

Giving back the water you used or saved? We call this “mirroring your water footprint”. But how does it work?

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Retulp’s Mission Indisposable 2020: this is what it means

Retulp’s Mission Indisposable 2020: 20 million litres of clean drinking water. How are they going to realise this goal?

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Vietnam update: local involvement

The local government and community are closely involved and co-responsible for the sustainability of our project in Vietnam.

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How are things now in Dembiya, Ethiopia?

It has been two years since we completed our project in Dembiya, Ethiopia. How is it there now? And what about other projects?

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Ethiopia update: Unexpected effects

We are working hard in Ethiopia to complete this project according to the so-called bicycle model. Corona has an unexpected effect here.

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