Join the Pipe
Join the Pipe is a project committed to reduce plastic waste and to provide people both in the Global South and in the Global North with drinkable water.
Thanks to Join the Pipe we have not only provided many students with a reusable plastic bottle, but also with several water tap points across the university campuses. The water tapping points you can find are also part of the drinking water project in the Madoya slum district in Nairobi, Kenya. Part of the income generated from the refill stations and multi-use bottles is used by Join the Pipe to set up drinking water projects in developing countries, bringing water to those without, handing out water bottles to school children for better hygiene, installing water pumps in villages and organising City Clean-Ups to tackle the plastic waste issue at source. So far Join the Pipe has made over 300 projects happen in developing countries, if you want to know more you can click here.
Leiden University is supporting this action by selling waterbottles and installing taps in cooperation with the Green Office. The LUGO watterbottles are being sold at all 16 University cafeterias!
The water bottles are made in collaboration with the organization Join the Pipe who have placed water points around Leiden University to make sure you are always close by a fresh water facility wherever you are on campus!
With the Join the Pipe water bottles and water points LUGO aims to reduce the plastic waste that arises from using disposable PET bottles. In addition to this, the Join the Pipe project provides clean water facilities in developing parts of Kenya. At the moment you can find water points at these locations: