Sustainability comes down to the relation between people and the environment. Every little act has an impact or consequence. To truly act sustainable we need to change our way of life. This may sound harch, but it's a fact. We don't need to do everything at once, but small steps are better than no steps. The planet cannot wait and neither can we.
Water is the essence of life and should not be exploited in a way that harms the environment. Plastic is one of the biggest sinners. It has a negative impact on the environment and poses an urgent, fast- growing threat globally. One million single-use plastic bottles are bought every minute. The production and transportation of single- use plastic water bottles cost huge amounts of energy. Much of the single-use plastic bottles ends up in the oceans. If this pattern continues, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050.
Retap's mission is to minimise the consumption of single-use plastic bottles. We believe the most sustainable way to drink ware is by refilling reusable drinkware with water from the tap. By avoiding single-use plastic, we protect the environment and people against chemicals and microplastic.
Strong, durable and lightweight glass
Retap Drinkware is made from borosilicate glass, the same durable glass used in laboratories and high-end cookware. Borosilicate glass is heat-resistant, lightweight and meets the highest hygienic standards. It is a pure material without lead or cadmium and it cannot contaminate water. Retap Drinkware is made from up to 30% recycled glass. To give a stronger durability, each product is made out of one piece of glass. It means that there are no edges where bacteria can accumulate and grow.
To act and live as sustainable as possible, Retap's concept is non- packaging. It means that we usually do not use single packaging for our products. Our FSC®-certified inserts (FSC-N003022) placed inside the Retap Bottle and Retap Carafe contain the required information about the Retap product. It is our solution to reduce waste originating from packaging.
Occasionally single packaging is necessary. If so, all our single packaging is FSC-certified as we support a responsible use of the world's forest resources.
Produced in Europe
To secure a safe and fair production, the Retap Drinkware products, lids and sleeves are all produced in Europe. This means that Retap keeps the production nearby to save CO2 and to keep the environmental impact at a minimum.