ProAcqua partners with Perth Homeless Support Group

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Perth Homeless Support Group was established on Tuesday (21 January) and has already garnered 479 followers. The man behind the group, Ron Reid, makes a habit of visiting the city to hand out food and cool drinks to those on the streets. He is a hairdresser by trade but extremely passionate about helping those in need.

On Tuesday, Ron purchased some ProAcqua smartcards and handed them out to homeless people in the CBD so they’d have a steady supply of filtered, refrigerated water during the hot weather (ProAcqua machines allow users to fill up their own bottle with still or sparkling micro-filtered, refrigerated water for 40 cents a litre).

When ProAcqua CEO, Joe Muscara, found out about Ron’s efforts he was extremely impressed and has pledged to provide ongoing support to the Group. He’s kicking it off by donating 100 stainless steel, BPA-free water bottles and some smart cards to be distributed to Perth’s homeless. He’s also providing the smartcards at cost to the Group moving forwards.

City of Fremantle beats the heat and takes the lead in the battle against plastic bottles

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Fremantle is helping its residents to beat the heat whilst taking the lead in the environmental battle against the 370 million plastic water bottles that end up in landfill each year with the installation of its second ProAcqua machine at the Kings Square and the Esplanade Park.

Environmental advocate and Fremantle Mayor, Dr Brad Pettitt will officially launch the Kings Square machine which will allow users to refill their existing water bottles with refrigerated, micro-filtered still and sparkling water for just $0.40 per litre.

Australia’s use of bottled water currently generates more than 60 thousand tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year and is responsible for 145 million litres of petroleum use.

ProAcqua CEO, Joe Muscara says the positive environmental and financial benefits of the machines cannot be overstated.

“The impact the bottled water industry has on our environment is nothing short of devastating,” said Mr Muscara.

“By reusing and refilling their bottles, or better yet using stainless steel bottles, people won’t just be helping their hip pocket, they’ll be significantly reducing landfill and helping eliminate one of the biggest killers of our marine life.”

Mount Lawley beats the heat and takes the lead in the battle against plastic bottles

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Mount Lawley is helping its residents to beat the heat whilst taking the lead in the environmental battle against the 370 million plastic water bottles that end up in landfill each year with the installation of its second ProAcqua machine at the corner of Beaufort and Clarence Streets.

Environmental advocate and Member for Perth, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan will officially launch the machine which will allow users to refill their existing water bottles with refrigerated, micro-filtered still and sparkling water for just $0.40 per litre.

Australia’s use of bottled water currently generates more than 60 thousand tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year and is responsible for 145 million litres of petroleum use.

The Beaufort Street ProAcqua machine will be the second installed in the City of Vincent, which commissioned the installation of its first machine at Beatty Park in 2013.

ProAcqua CEO, Joe Muscara says the positive environmental and financial benefits of the machines cannot be overstated.

“The impact the bottled water industry has on our environment is nothing short of devastating,” said Mr Muscara.

“By reusing and refilling their bottles, or better yet using stainless steel bottles, people won’t just be helping their hip pocket, they’ll be significantly reducing landfill and helping eliminate one of the biggest killers of our marine life.”

Watch our ProAcqua Perth Launch

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In an Australian first, a water fountain which charges citizens via a smart card and can dispense both still and sparkling water was launched in Perth.

The fountain is the first of several being implemented in Perth with the purpose of providing affordable, high quality water and reducing the environmental impact of plastic bottles.

ProAcqua Australia Launch

WHEN: 9:30am Thursday 15 August 2013
WHERE: Forrest Place Perth

We are very excited to announce the launch of our very first hi-tech ProAcqua water machine in Forrest Place, Murray Street Mall Perth. We invite you to join us, along with Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and world renowned environmentalist Jon Dee (Founder of Planet Ark and ‘Do Something”) who will both be speaking on the day. There will be special offers and giveaways, and a chance to use and see the machine up close and personal.