The Join the pipe create bottles that are safe and stylish with a positive story. Join the pipe is commited to fair distribution of safe drinking water worldwide. The organisation was launched in the Netherlands in 2010, aimed at creating a network of tap water drinkers with a dream; building the longest water pipe in the world to re-distribute water in a fairer way. Proceeds from all bottles sold go to water and sanitation projects in developing countries, and how you help can be actually tracked.
Inside each bottle is a sticker (which you can place on the bottom of your bottle to keep). The sticker has the map coordinates that pinpoints the exact area that your bottle has helped to fund projects in - you can see where your pipe has helped create a pipe network in another part of the world. Each and every bottle contributed $7.50 to a project.
The shapes of the bottles are all designed to represent functioning portions of pipes, some designs are straight (like a traditional water bottle) and some reflect the bends and divisions of a water pipe, creating a more unique shape.The bottles are BPA free, impact resistant, temperature resistant and odour, taste and stain resistant - and given that bottled water is more than 2 x the price of petrol it's a cost effective option too! The bottles also have a handy rubber grip which helps to easily attach the bottle to a backpack or bike if needed when you are on the go.