Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Cape Town adopted water purification to cut down on single-use plastic bottles

In December 2017, the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race, an international sailing competition that covers 11 legs over 45,000 nautical miles (83,340 km) worked with Bluewater, a water purifier company, to set up refill points in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the key stopovers for the race.

As a result, the Volvo Ocean Race event did not impact Cape Town’s water reserves (which were already low due to ongoing drought conditions), and also avoided consumption of around 50,000 single-use plastic bottles. More at Volvo Ocean Race.