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WaterWear backpack helps emerging countries transport clean water : Wordulator

We all learned it in science class: a gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.  A bowling ball weighs about the same.

So imagine trudging for miles, often in the hot sun, lugging water for your community.  And what if all you have is a gas can or bucket that may have been filled with toxic substances like paint or fuel.  Not a healthy picture if you’re trying to transport clean drinking water.

This article on GizMag caught my eye as it offers a real solution for water transport in emerging countries. Back the Pack, an organization founded by Greif and Impact Economics  has a launch goal of selling 100,000 worldwide between March 22 and September 3, 2012.

Ten dollars will deliver a WaterWear ™ backpack somewhere in the world.  So far 15,292 packs have been sold so far.   For more information visit https://www.backthepack.com/about/.

Thanks to GizMag for the heads up about this story.

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