Schoon drinkwater voor de minderheidsgroepen in Vietnam - Ba Thuoc district - Dien Quang - World Vision - Foto Anne Harteman
11
Nov

New project in Vietnam

In October we started a new water project in Dien Quang, located in the Ba Thuoc district in the north of Vietnam, conducted by our partner World Vision.
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MADE BLUE - impactreis 2020 - Ethiopië - Vlog 1
06
Nov

The journey before the journey – vlog 1

90 more nights to sleep and then finally the time has come for our impact trip! In February 2020 we take our ambassadors to one of our water projects in Ethiopia to show them where and how their donations are spent.
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Water op kantoor voor het goede doel
29
Oct

A new look for the water coolers for at the office

Our water coolers for at the office have a new look! Now also offer stickers with photos of our water projects.
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Metro City Kitchen - MADE BLUE - Foto: Anne Harteman -
28
Oct

Get the EKO quality mark for your restaurant with MADE BLUE

The EKO Foundation recognizes MADE BLUE as part of a well-considered sustainability policy. Therefore, MADE BLUE ambassadors have a better chance of receiving an EKO quality mark for their restaurant!
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MADE BLUE goes Africa - Ethiopië - reis - ticket
08
Oct

We are going on a trip to Ethiopia with our ambassadors!

In February 2020 we will travel with 20 ambassadors to Ethiopia. Here we are going to show them where and how their money is being spent!
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30
Sep

Mirroring the water footprint: what does that mean?

Clean water for everyone: that is our mission. That is why we have found three different propositions with which companies can return their water consumption to people who suffer from water shortage. We also call this “mirroring the water footprint”. But how does this work? And what is the difference with compensation?
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Foto Margreet Noordhoff
26
Sep

We have donated € 1,000,000!

Big blue news: since our start in 2014, we have already donated € 1 million to clean drinking water projects in developing countires. But we have more news to share: we are planning a trip to Ethiopia!
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19
Sep

How do you tell the story of MADE BLUE on the menu?

How do you tell the story of MADE BLUE to your guests? View examples of how our ambassadors do so!
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Salesteam MADE BLUE
10
Sep

Visit us September 23-25 at Gastvrij Rotterdam!

You will find us in hall 5 at pavilion Dit Smaakt naar Meer! stand number 5.441.
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Schoon water een zaak voor iedereen - Amref en MADE BLUE
06
Sep

A personal story from Ethiopia

Read the personal story of Genet. She explains what the arrival of a water kiosk has meant for her.
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Flessenhanger met QR-code - MADE BLUE - horeca - water, tafelwater, bronwater, mineraalwater
04
Sep

New bottle hangers with QR code

We have something new for the hospitality industry: bottle hangers with a QR code through which guests can do an extra donation. Are you an MADE BLUE ambassador and do you want to tell the story MADE BLUE, while making more impact with your guests? Order them for free!
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Waterschaarste in de toekomst - Blog - MADE BLUE
04
Sep

Water scarcity: a major future problem

A major global water crisis threatens our future. The World Health Organization (WHO) even states that by 2025 half (!) of the world’s population will live in areas with permanent water scarcity. What are the causes and consequences of water scarcity? And can we still turn the tide? In this blog we’ll explain more about...
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koffie-thee-vitaliteit-water-gezondheid-cafeïne
07
Aug

Why water is better for your vitality than coffee and tea

It seems like an eternal discussion: does pure water hydrate better than caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea? Some health gurus claim that coffee and tea would dry you out and argue for drinking several liters of water a day. But what’s true about this? We investigated!
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Completeer met stoere RVS-flessen
16
Jun

Three ideas on improving your work environment

How do you create a healthy working environment for your employees at the office? It is a problem that many managers are concerned about. After all, vital employees perform better, are more creative and more involved, and make less mistakes. With these quick wins you easily improve your working environment:
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Water op kantoor voor het goede doel
30
May

A sustainable alternative to a bottled-water dispenser at work

You’ve probably seen them around: the water dispenser that is parked somewhere in a corner of the office, where occasionally some chilled water was taken from. A quite ok system for chilled water, you might think. However, there are better and more sustainable alternatives. In this blog we take you in the sense and nonsense...
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Margreet Noordhoff - foto voor World Vision - Dembiya Ethiopië - MADE BLUE
16
May

Access to clean drinking water is a human right since 2010, but where are we now?

Access to clean water and sanitary facilities is the sixth point on the list of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) which were drafted by the United Nations in 2015. These SDGs should ensure that the world in 2030 is a fair, healthy and safe place to live for everyone. But what is the current state...
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Schoon water een zaak voor iedereen - Amref en MADE BLUE
18
Apr

Update water project – Clean water: access for all – May 2019

In the suburbs of Addis Ababa more and more people are reached with our water facilities and hygiene education.
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MADE BLUE project Gouden Wijken op West-Java
17
Apr

New water project: Golden Neighbourhoods in Java

In 2019 we invested in a new project in Java, Indonesia, in the west of Bandung. The project is partly funded by our ambassador HMSHost and is part of “Gerakan Desa Emas”: the movement to make golden neighborhoods from neighborhoods that now live below the poverty line. Our donations go to the Jatimekar district.
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omgevallen kratten
03
Apr

A water cooler reduces your operations with 60%

By bottling your own water in your restaurant using a water cooler, it will save your staff a lot of work compared to serving factory bottled water. This is why!
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Donaties MADE BLUE: waar gaat het geld naartoe?
28
Mar

The power of Made Blue

We think it is important to be fully transparent about how we go about spending our donations. That’s why we wrote a blog about how our money flows are organized. And because there’s a beautiful story behind all of those ‘money flows’, we like to explain what we do to make our donations as efficient...
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Water Vending Machine van Said in Tanzania
21
Mar

Update water project – The Water Vending Machine of Said – March 2019

The design and installation of the machine have been completed – including the solar panels, audio playback function in the machine and the lighting to make getting water after sunset easier and safer.
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Foto Margreet Noordhoff
20
Mar

MADE BLUE’s water meter on World Water 2019

We realized 4,878,160,000 liters of clean drinking water. But what does this mean exactly?
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Duurzame Drinkflessen van Retulp
21
Feb

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

Recently our ambassador Retulp launched its new campaign: Mission Indisposable 2020. The objective of this campaign is to donate 20 million liters of clean drinking water, to save 20 million of plastic packaging with at least 20 ambassadors before the start of 2020. In this blog we will explain how they are going to do...
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07
Feb

Why are water projects important?

A lack of clean drinking water not only affects people’s health, but also indirectly leads to poverty. How does that work exactly? In this blog we provide more insight into the problems of water scarcity in developing countries.
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Blycolin is ambassadeur van Een Liter voor Een Liter
01
Feb

Blycolin has already been ambassador for 4 years

Blycolin is the leading international specialist and partner in linen service for the hospitality industry. In collaboration with MADE BLUE, Blycolin mirrors the water they use in their laundries.
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Gekoeld kraanwater tappen
04
Jan

The impact of locally bottled water

With more than 250 ambassadors, we are already making a significant impact: 1000 fewer trucks per year, 60% less work, 28% lower purchasing costs and 3,000,000 liters of clean drinking water!
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Schoon drinkwater voor iedereen: MADE BLUE en Amref - Ethopië
27
Nov

Water project update – Clean water: access for all – November 2018

Eight of the nine planned tap points have now been realized. 9,455 people benefit from the result. Two previously non-functional water taps have been repaired.
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Onderzoek MADE BLUE Nederlander betaalt 75% meer voor kraanwater voor het goede doel
26
Nov

Research shows: Dutch people pay up to 75% more for water with a good story

A survey conducted by Gfk shows that 6 out of 10 people are positively surprised when restaurants serve water for a good cause. And they are even willing to pay up to € 1.42 more!
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Donaties MADE BLUE: waar gaat het geld naartoe?
26
Nov

How does MADE BLUE invest in clean water?

Charities are often critically reviewed. Are they operating in a transparent, effective and efficient way? Are donations being properly spent? These are questions that are also very relevant to MADE BLUE.
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glasbak
15
Nov

Why is locally bottled water more sustainable?

Tapping and bottling your own water using a water cooler directly connected to the mains is way more sustainable than serving water bottled in factories far away. We’re happy to elaborate below.
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Gekoeld kraanwater tappen
12
Nov

Sustainability in the hospitality industry: a business case

Making your hospitality business more sustainable is not only better for our planet, but most of the time also cost saving.
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bonnetjes
12
Nov

This is why you should pay for tap water in a restaurant

We often assume that tap water does not cost a restaurant owner anything. However, this is really not a valid conclusion.
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12
Nov

The demand for tap water in hospitality: how to deal with it as an entrepreneur?

In the Dutch hospitality business entrepreneurs have to deal with a growing demand for tap water. After all, Dutch tap water is the best water in the world. But how do you meet this request without losing sales?
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Jamie Street - photo used bij MADE BLUE
10
Nov

What is the difference between mineral and spring water?

What is the difference between source water, tap water and mineral water? In this blog we will explain you the differences!
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World Vision Kedougou MADE BLUE update
27
Dec

Update water project – Senegal Kedougou – December 2017

The project has been completed successfully. Two villages (including two schools) are connected to the new water network in the Kedougou region. As a result, nearly 3,000 people have access to clean drinking water: 1,373 people in Ibel village and 1,549 people in Afia Dandémayo village. In addition, 526 students have access to clean drinking water...
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Schoon water een zaak voor iedereen - Amref en MADE BLUE
27
Sep

Update Water project – Clean water: access for all – September 2017

Various local WASH-committees have been set up to roll out the project locally. 18 trainers also have been trained who will function as health coordinators at school.
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World Vision Kedougou update
27
Feb

Update water project – Senegal Kedougou – February 2017

Five villages in Kedougou and Salamate are preselected as possible locations for the water project. Now the hydrogeological investigation will take place.
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