WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA(August 20, 2012)– Vapur® Inc., makers of the foldable, reusable and eco-responsible “Anti-Bottle,” and Elkay®, manufacturer of stainless steel sinks and faucets for residential and commercial use, in association with Glacier Park, Inc., announce the launch of the Vapur Refill Station Program in Glacier National Park, West Glacier, Montana. The Vapur branded Elkay water filling stations promote the “Be Safe & Hydrated” message, aimed to encourage and promote the use of reusable bottles, while providing readily accessible filtered water and helping prevent Glacier National Park visitors from the harmful effects of dehydration.
“Working closely with Elkay to develop and refine the Vapur Refill Station Program has been a long time in the making,” says Brent Reinke, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Vapur. “We’re delighted that the Program has been adopted by Glacier Park, Inc. Visitors will be able to purchase Anti-Bottles at designated locations throughout Glacier National Park, stay hydrated at the Vapur Refill Stations throughout, knowing they are doing their bodies and the environment good.”
Each year, approximately 176 billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfills or left to float in the ocean. To help combat this problem and empower consumers to make a difference through their own purposeful drinking choices, the Vapur Refill Station Program aims to convey the important safety message of staying hydrated, the benefits of using reusable water bottles and the accompanying reduction to environmental waste at Glacier National Park and parks nationwide. The seven Refill Stations located in highly accessible parts of the park will allow visitors to fill their reusable water bottles as needed..
Eric Christiansen, Director of Retail at Glacier Park, Inc. adds, “with parks around the nation banning the sale of bottled water on premises, adopting the Vapur Refill Station Program at Glacier National Park provides a relevant and necessary solution to this growing, nationwide trend. We are thrilled to be one of the first to adopt this revolutionary Program into our park and support this unique and highly beneficial Refill Station Program.”
The Vapur Refill Station Program is supported by a number of actions and materials, including:
·Vapur Program Website – www.vapur.us/refill
·Point of purchase displays
·Pamphlets and posters educating park visitors to stay hydrated
·QR Code encouraging interaction and educating visitors further about the Program’s health and environmental benefits
·“Bottles Saved” Counter on each Vapur Refill Station tallying the number of plastic bottles saved
·Dedicated website for program participants
·Social outreach and community driven campaigns
For additional information about the Vapur Refill Station Program, visit www.vapur.us/refill. To learn more about Glacier National Park, please visit http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm.
About Vapur Inc.
Founded in 2009, California-based Vapur, Inc. is on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable and convenient. As the leading designer, marketer and distributor of reusable, handheld, collapsible hydration products. Vapur’s complete line of Anti-Bottles® have been adopted by athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, celebrities, green activists, government agencies, fashion gurus, and families alike. Vapur’s ultra-durable Anti-Bottles® are proudly made in the USA, BPA-free, freezable and dishwasher-safe. Vapur is privately held, with products available in 13 countries worldwide and contributes a portion of all sales to water-related and environmental causes. For more information, visit http://vapur.us/ and as always, “Live Flexible.”
About ElkayFor more than 90 years, Elkay has been an innovative manufacturer of stainless steel sinks and faucets for residential and commercial use. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Elkay expanded its commercial offerings more than 38 years ago to include efficient water coolers, drinking fountains and now the ward-winning EZH2O rapid bottle filling stations. For more information on the EZH2O, visit www.elkayusa.com, key word EZH2O or visit the EZH2O Million Bottle March on Facebook.
About Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is located in Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park encompasses over 1,000,000 acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude.