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13.5 billion litres on World Water Day 2023
As every year, we are announcing our meter reading on World Water Day: since our start, we have already produced more than 13.5 billion litres of clean drinking water on behalf of more than 500…Read more
The impact of a home water connection
In Ethiopia we are working hard on water in and around schools. We also provide nearby households with a water connection at home. This is also the case with Misra Taha from Bishoftu, mother of six…Read more
Max Tap Water: Change of business plans
Our water project in Bangladesh is more of a start-up than a project. A company is being built that can continue to grow independently in a while, but that does not go without a struggle.Read more
MAAS has already provided more than 350 million litres of clean drinking water
MAAS has been a proud partner of Made Blue since 2015 with ‘One litre for one litre’. For every liter of coffee, tea or water that is made from the coffee machines, they donate a liter of clean…Read more
Max Tapwater: already 4000 people have water
In Bangladesh we are working hard to connect as many households as possible to the mini water networks that are being built. In this update you can read how far we have come and what we encounter in…Read more
Water by women: the preparations
Our project in Nepal has started. Here, together with women, we will restore water supplies in an enterprising way. The preparations are in full swing and they are essential for the success of the…Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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,…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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