Bluewater Sponsorship Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race announces Bluewater partnership

By Shantanu Srivastav | January 4, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race has announced a partnership with Bluewater, who will provide new water purification solutions in all its Race Villages to turn polluted and waste water into clean drinking water.

As part of the agreement, Bluewater will provide safe to use, drinking water to visitors at Race Villages in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg and The Hague.

Bluewater has also joined the Volvo Ocean Race sustainability programme, alongside sustainability partners 11th Hour Racing and the Mirpuri Foundation. The work includes groundbreaking science and education programmes to help the Race take action to prevent plastics polluting the seas by maximising impact at host cities.

Anne-Cecile Turner, sustainability programme leader for the Volvo Ocean Race, said: “We are delighted that Bluewater has joined the Volvo Ocean Race as our official water provider. Their innovative purified water solution will supply clean drinking water and significantly reduce single-use plastics at all our stopovers.

“By embedding sustainability into every aspect of the race we are committed to maximising our positive impact, minimising our footprint and leaving a valuable legacy that will inspire others to join our campaign for plastic-free, clean seas.”

Bluewater founder, Bengt Rittri, added: “We want to show how our technology can help improve access to clean drinking water as we travel around the planet with the Volvo Ocean Race and thereby contribute to drastically reducing consumption of single-use plastic water bottles.

“It is unacceptable that throwaway plastic bottles are shipped from one side of the world to another in their billions, polluting air and ocean environments, the food and water people drink, and, ultimately, human bodies.”

Bluewater Sponsorship Volvo Ocean Race