Plastic may have transformed our lives, but it has also created a major environmental problem in our oceans. For instance, did you know that 1.5 billion plastic water bottles are consumed every single day? Because of this, an estimated eight million tons of plastic is dumped into the seas every year. By 2050, it’s predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in them. Plastic pollution continues to be a global epidemic, and rOcean wants to put a stop to the toxic impact that it has on our ecosystems.
How do you cut people’s monthly consumption of plastic drinking bottles? By creating a smart and sustainable device that provides its users with the most advanced water customization and filtration technology in the comfort of their own homes. rOcean One connects straight to your tap while giving you the choice to filter, carbonate, or flavor your beverage at the push of a button. Not only are rOcean’s consumers getting their hands on the most efficient drinking system on the market, but they’re also playing a major part in saving our oceans.
rOcean’s featured in-app analytics will track your water consumption and cost savings over time, allowing you to see the benefits on the spot. No more time spent refilling pitchers, dragging out recycling, or dashing to the store. Better yet — no more unnecessary plastic bottle waste.
The device lets you customize every beverage to your preference while simultaneously filtering out over 75 contaminants for you. Other leading industry pitcher filters remove less than 10. The rOcean One’s submicron carbon black filter is environmentally friendly and removes arsenic, asbestos, chlorine, microbial cysts, lead, mercury, and much more form your water. Moreover, you can filter up to 400 gallons before you need to replace it. When you do need to, the rOcean Smart Alert system will let you know.
Feeling parched? That’s okay, because the rOcean One is compatible with cups and bottles of all sizes. Either prepare your beverage on the device, through the accompanying mobile app, or let Alexa know what kind of water you’d like. rOcean’s flavors range from subtle hints of fruit to healthier versions of your go-to sodas, but all of its beverages are enhanced with essential vitamins and minerals. You can make flavored drinks using rOcean’s all-natural electrocyte-enriched rPods or mix your own recipes. What’s more, the eco-friendly rPods are reusable and dishwasher safe, and each recyclable refill pack can produce up to 50 liters of flavor-enhanced drinking water, saving the average person upwards of $2500 a year.
Adjust the carbon dioxide levels to your liking and save your personal carbonation preference for next time. The rOcean One carbonates inside of itself rather than in a bottle, allowing you to drink from any bottle or glass and ultimately resulting in a much smaller environmental impact. The less packaging and transportation that’s needed, the less carbon dioxide is being put into the atmosphere.
“We created rOcean because we wanted to help people kick their plastic bottle addiction and make better, more sustainable choices. Every step of our design process is informed by rigorous research, so we’re able to make thoughtful choices that minimize our carbon footprint and net environmental impact. We know we can’t be perfect, but we believe in always trying to do our best, sourcing materials that range from recycled aluminium to bamboo and other ecologically mindful components,” said Sunjay Guleria, Co-Founder and CEO of rOcean.
“But it doesn’t stop there. We also want to give back to our oceans. We’ve partnered with nonprofit The Hydrous to help clean up our oceans and educate consumers on the importance of our coral ecosystems. In addition, a percentage of our proceeds will go toward global coral restoration”