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A new mobile app favors the Belgian Restaurants avoid bottled water

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Bottled water is a serious environmental problem in Western countries where water is common ubiquitous and high quality. Belgium is one of those countries, and is why citizens concerned about the environment they have agreed to launch to the market a new tool for finding more easily restore those businesses advocating greater sustainability in its business serving tap water in their establishments.

Facebook group Free Tap Water in Belgian Restaurants, led by Sarah Ehrlich and made up something more of 12.000 members, They are responsible for this new tool that will allow Belgian consumers avoid waste of materials such as plastic, or the best of the glass.

Both iOS users as those that use Android-based devices can use this app Mobile without any cost. Currently only it works in Belgium, where water consumption current is not very common. But the creators of the application does not preclude possible future expansion. Certainly it has future in countries like Spain, which serve neither running water jug ​​is the most frequent.

Operation of the software It is very simple. Thanks to its integration with Google Maps Users can view the position of the nearby restaurants where you fight against the crisis of plastic and is made gala sustainability restoration. Those places where preference is given to bottled water have no visibility. So committed citizens can talk to their portfolios, choosing sustainable restaurant at the expense of other less responsible in some sort of plea for the preservation of the natural environment.

Ya en junio la aplicación contaba con 400 ubicaciones marcadas. El objetivo es llegar a 20 000 a medio plazo. Para ello los desarrolladores de la utilidad cuentan con el poder del crowdsourcing. Los usuarios pueden incorporar nuevos negocios donde no se sirve agua embotellada de forma fácil y sencilla.

La lucha contra el agua embotellada persigue múltiples objetivos:

  • Eliminar la explotación privada de un recurso que es bien público y derecho humano.
  • Menguar la huella de carbono y detener la crisis del plástico.
  • Impedir la destrucción de acuíferos, como ha hecho Nestlé en California (EE. UU.) y otros lugares.

El objetivo final de la app móvil es desaparecer. Pero para que eso ocurra todos los restaurantes belgas tendrán que decir no al agua embotellada.

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Artículo realizado por el equipo de redacción de DiegoCoquillat.com. Cuenta con profesionales tanto en el terreno de la hostelería, gastronomía y turismo, como en de las nuevas tecnologías e innovación.

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