Elkay’s EZH2O bottle filling station was recently named as one of 10winners of the 2011 Chicago Innovation Awards. The Chicago Innovation Awards are given as recognition to the most innovative new products and services each year.
The EZH2O bottle filling station allows users to rapidly refill reusable water bottles, helping to reduce the number of plastic water bottles that are manufactured and disposed of each year.
Every year, American’s consume over 34 billion beverages from single-use plastic bottles, of which only 20% are recycled. The production and transportation of the bottles uses over 30 million barrels of oil each year, enough to fuel 1.5 million cars.