PLASTIC RECOVERY PLEDGE
In partnership with rePurpose Global, Karma Water pledges to remove over 2.5 million pounds of ocean-bound plastic by 2028.
At Karma, we believe every small action counts in the global effort toward creating a more sustainable world, and we are committed to working toward a cleaner planet. We recognize the responsibility that comes with our product, and that's why we've taken a bold step to address the plastic crisis.
We've partnered with rePurpose Global to reduce our plastic footprint and make a positive impact on the environment.
In 2024 Karma Water announced their multi-year partnership with rePurpose Global, the world’s leading plastic action platform. Together, we're dedicated to tackling hard-to-recycle plastics and bolstering local plastic waste management infrastructure globally.
Our shared goal is to actively address the issue of low-value plastic waste, which often ends up being burned or dumped, ultimately polluting waterways and oceans.
To start we are specifically focusing on two impact project locations in India and Bali. Learn more about each site below.
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Recovering plastic through this project protects Bali’s incredible natural ecosystems, creates entrepreneurship opportunities for local workers, and recycles plastic.
Bali, Indonesia is well known as a tropical island haven for travellers. Part of the Coral Triangle, Bali’s seas have some of highest biodiversity of marine species in the world. However, in recent years, rising levels of plastic waste – in part driven by tourism – has led to turtles and manta rays swimming amongst plastic bags, while Bali’s streams, mangroves and beaches are filling up with waste. Indonesia is one of the top contributors to ocean plastic in the world.
Our project works with small-scale waste collectors to recover ocean-bound plastic bags. The project trains local waste aggregators through an innovative franchise model, creating new income opportunities and safer working conditions.
Location: Malappuram, Kerala, India.
This project protects the Keralan coast from plastic pollution by establishing a network of Material Recovery Facilities across the state.
Kerala is known as a tourist destination, with its mountainous terrain and Arabian Sea shoreline. The state is home to tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as an abundance of wildlife. Kerala is urbanizing rapidly, but over 50% of the population lives across hundreds of small villages. Formal waste management systems are practically non-existent due to limited resources and the remote nature of these areas, and plastic is usually burnt or dumped into the environment - eventually finding its way into the ocean.
Project Hara Kal mobilizes a local women's group participate in the project by funding training and employment, and increasing their earning opportunities. The project creates a brand new waste management supply chain that collects and ethically processes neglected low-value plastic that would otherwise have been destined for our oceans.
Karma's contributions help create infrastructure for sorting, segregating, and transporting plastic - including household collections that bring waste management services to around 100,000 households for the very first time.
Why Fund Plastic Waste Recovery?
Karma Hydration Kits
In our ongoing commitment to shrink our plastic footprint and provide more eco-friendly options for Karma Water enthusiasts, we proudly introduced our Hydration Kits in 2023.
This more sustainable option showcases a specially designed reusable bottle, perfectly engineered to accommodate our patented PushCap technology. Customize your hydration routine with a 4-week supply of Karma Water PushCaps, delivered straight to your doorstep.
Each purchase of a Hydration Kit removes the equivalent of 28 single-use plastic bottles from nature. Join us in making a positive difference—one Hydration Kit at a time.