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“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” ~ Jacques Cousteau

A group of sustainable businesses on Bali has teamed up to create a network of water refill stations initially on the island called RefillBali. It was an initiative to make Bali a refillable island – in which filling up your water bottle from one of the refill stations is an everyday thing. We then got approached by neighboring islands and other countries and decide to change the name to RefillMyBottle.

Be it a hotel, a shop, warung or retreat business, these mindful businesses offer traveler a refill of clean water from a gallon or Nazava water filter. RefillMyBottle is a great showcase of the tourist industry making a commitment to preserving Bali’s eco-system.

To map the initiative, RefillMyBottle has published an easily accessible google map of all places where you can refill your water bottle. Check the map to find the location of the nearest refill point or look for the RefillMyBottle sticker in the window to refill your bottle!

Why do we do it?

Did you know that tourism makes use of 65% of Bali’s water and 80% of Bali’s economy is dependent on tourism and a good water supply? However, water availability has reached a critical point in most tourist destinations in Bali and this can be attributed to political, environmental and social factors.

The situation in Bali is so serious that there are cases where water has to be diverted from agriculture to tourism and this affects the balance between locals and tourists. The stakeholders in the tourism industry are only starting to be aware of how important it is to conserve water. The impact of the overuse of ground water on the environment has long lasting consequences.

The Balinese people traditionally used only organic materials leaving no waste behind. With the introduction of plastics, rapid growth and globalization left no time to teach sustainable ways of handling plastic waste to locals. As a result, non-biodegradable waste is now covering Bali and polluting rivers, oceans and being burned on daily basis.

By supporting RefillMyBottle you can help reduce plastic waste and raise awareness about protecting our natural resources.

Making a good thing happen!

On a lighter note, the RefillMyBottle network plans not only offer clean water at the refill stations but also encourages the exchange of positive messages. Some water gallon or Nazava water filter will be equipped with three pockets, few pieces of paper and pen for travelers to send messages of hope and inspiration by writing or creating a drawing for the next person who will be using the station.

"Write the names of those you love, message for the coming days. Draw everything that you wouldn't dare to say. Everywhere around us, there are signs of hope. Draw images from your dreams. Write the strengths of your dreams, your hopes with graffiti shapes. Write so that love could rise one day in this sleeping world." Sandro Madaire, one of the founders of RefillMyBottle initiative, shares his inspiration in this message.