Good News Notes:
“Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute.
Half of that plastic produce is designed to be used only once, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.
For Jason Dibble the plan to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles started out as an idea.
“We are all on this planet together,” he said. “We have to start thinking as a global community.”
Last year, Dibble officially launched his startup called Boomerang Water.
“Everybody’s talking about single-use plastic bottles,” he said. “How do we get rid of it, how do we keep a high-quality water? It’s with this type of system.”
Boomerang Water is a bottling and delivery service that sanitizes, fills and caps pure clean water into reusable glass and aluminum bottles.
“Four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan … and that’s really what inspired me to start looking at getting rid of single-use plastic bottles,” Dibble said.
Dibble spent four years in the Air Force, and it was during his time overseas he noticed just how much plastic bottled water was being shipped to soldiers.
“When you’re done drinking all of this water over there, you’re like where is it going,” he said. “Fortunately or unfortunately at that point, we had burn pits so we were burning it all.”
Once he retired, he began working with a close group of friends and raising over a million dollars to start his business.
Dibble’s team consists of people like Shaun Zaken, who work to share their mission and educate others about reducing their carbon footprint…”
View the whole story here: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2021/09/16/davidson-startup-working-to-eliminate-single-use-plastic-water-bottles-