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For each bamboo bottle sold we give 1 US $ to our rainwater filtration projects in Vietnam

not just bamboo's mission is to reduce the global use of plastic polluting products by producing unique handmade one-piece bamboo products, by supporting local families through occupational opportunities, and lastly provide safe drinking water in remote schools, factories and villages of Vietnam.

not just bamboo x Gravity Water
We are working together with Gravity Water to build electricity free, self-sustaining and sustainable rainwater filtration projects in Vietnam.

We have as of July 25, 2018 built 6 rainwater projects supporting 1600 kids and families with safe and clean drinking water in Vietnam. 

Gravity Water is an American NGO founded by Danny Wright in 2016. In 2011, during a surfing trip in Central America, Danny came up with an idea on how to create an affordable, sustainable, long-lasting, and energy-free way to provide clean and safe access to drinking water; it combined rainwater catchment, storage, and gravity-powered filtration, which could be used in any country that received significant rainfall and had basic access to common materials.

RAINWATER PROJECTS

CON CO ISLAND INITIATIVE, VIETNAM

In early March 2018 the Vietnamese Government together with Share Tech, a local solar company asked not just bamboo to help build Gravity Water projects on Con Co island in July 2018.

After months of planning and preparation the not just bamboo team completed three self-sustaining and electricity-free rainwater systems on July 23-25.

CON CO ISLAND KINDERGARDEN

THE GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY BUILDING

CENTRAL FAMILY HOUSE

SECONDARY SCHOOL PROJECT / NORTHERN VIETNAM

The first not just bamboo x Gravity Water project was completed at a rural secondary school in Northern Vietnam on November 22, 2017. We re-directed the rainwater from the school's gutters into our piping and tank system, making it electricity free and self-sustaining.

The system will provide clean drinking water to 226 kids, 15 teachers and the management. It will save the school Vietnamese Dong 48,000,000 / USD 2,400 a year from buying plastic bottled water.

REMOTE FACTORY PROJECT

The second not just bamboo x Gravity Water project was completed at one of not just bamboo's partner factories in Vietnam on November 23, 2017. We installed gutters on the local dormitory building to harvest the rainwater in our piping and tank system, making it electricity free and self-sustaining. 

The project will provide drinking water to 200 workers and its management and save the factory Vietnamese Dong 80,000,000 / USD 4,000 a year from buying plastic bottled water.

KINDERGARDEN PROJECT / NORTHERN VIETNAM

The third not just bamboo x Gravity Water project was completed at a remote Kindergarden in northern Vietnam on November 27, 2017. We used the already installed gutters, but re-directed the rainwater, which our system will filtrate and provide clean drinking water to 700 kids, 35 teachers and its management.

The project will save the kindergarden Vietnamese Dong 150,000,000 / USD 7,500 a year from buying plastic bottled water.

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