The story


Clare Thomson, 27 UK

In August 2016 I decided to move (solo) to Thailand. I lived and taught Music and English on the paradise island Koh Samui. After a year I decided to move to Phat Thiet, a costal city in Vietnam. 

Whilst living in Asia I couldn't help but notice how much rubbish was in the sea; mainly plastic bottles. But I was wasting plastic too. I was buying bottled  water every day due to the fact the tap water in Asia can make you ill. There were no recycling facilities like we have in the UK so all my used bottles were ending up in the sea. 

I knew we needed to come up with something that dealt with the root of the problem. I discovered that there were lots of local, clean water sources that were much cheaper that didn't require plastic. I searched for reusable bottles but none seemed to be promoting the important message of re-using, so I created the WA CUP bottle. 

The Story