We at LARQ would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. One percent of all purchases since we launched our first LARQ Bottle in 2018 continues to fund water projects and fight plastic pollution all over the world through 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit network that connects businesses to environmental causes around the world.
The health of the environment is extremely important to us–it’s our future and the future of our children on the line. At the rate that plastic waste is entering our oceans today, estimates show that by 2050, the amount of plastic waste (by weight) will surpass the amount of marine life in the ocean.
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For every LARQ Bottle Benefit Edition purchase, we are donating 5% of proceeds to Well Aware (while supplies last). Well Aware is a nonprofit that brings sustainable and innovative solutions to water scarcity and water contamination so that communities become self-sufficient. Well Aware’s well systems have a 100% success rate while the industry average is a 40% success rate–giving peace of mind to the communities they were built for. A staggering 1 in 10 people lack access to clean water–and in this day and age, this is truly unacceptable.
Well Aware has provided life-changing clean water to 61 communities and counting to more than a quarter of a million people. Many communities living in water-scarce areas walk for hours to the nearest water source, and these waters are oftentimes contaminated and unfit for human consumption, leading to many cases of illnesses, children dying from diarrhea, and long queues at the local doctor for treatment.
The sustainable well systems Well Aware have helped reduce disease rates by 64%, increased education by 34% and enabled education for girls by 58%. Not having to worry about waterborne illnesses means that members of the community are empowered to sustain themselves, children can attend school–no longer spending hours in a day fetching water–and families no longer need to relocate in order to be closer to water sources.
By creating a product like the LARQ Bottle, that works effectively and beautifully, our hopes are that more people will be willing to end single-use plastic bottled water purchases and make a permanent switch to reusable water bottles, and by making all purchases count toward funding projects that help bring safe drinking water to people all over the world, as well as funding plastic cleanup projects and recycling programs, we can cause a ripple effect on a global scale.