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UV-LED water purification saves ‘6 billion water bottles from landfills’ in the Philippines

The new UV-LED purification system aims to reduce the amount of plastic waste that gets sent to garbage dumps and landfills in the Philippines.

  • 20 March 2019
  • Camilla Watkiss

The new UV-LED purification system aims to reduce the amount of plastic waste that gets sent to garbage dumps and landfills in the Philippines. 

Acuva Technologies, based out of British Columbia, Canada, has announced its partnership with Quezon City-based Kooler Industries, in an effort to make a significant difference in the war against plastic waste in the Philippines.

Kooler industries is the Philippines’ largest manufacturer of drinking fountains and water dispensers, with units located in factories, schools, shopping malls, restaurants, fast food outlets, resorts and country clubs. 

Acuva Technologies, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and integration of advanced UV-LED water purification technology solutions.

Acuva’s technology, developed in partnership with the University of British Columbia, purifies drinking water with disinfection rates of 99% or higher to ensure health and safety. Acuva’s Strike platform of customizable modules is optimized for integration into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) devices, such as those in Kooler Industries’ product lines.

"We look forward to working together to bring revolutionary water disinfection to the Philippine people through the adoption and integration of Acuva’s UV-LED technology in Kooler's product lines" states Patrick Cua, General Manager of Kooler Industries, who also believes that this partnership further affirms Kooler’s values for innovation and environmental sustainability.

Manoj Singh, President and CEO of Acuva Technologies believes that the partnership will lead to a significant decrease in the Philippines plastic waste: “This first step saves 6 billion single-use water bottles from garbage dumps and landfills, making a significant difference in the war against plastic waste in the Philippines.”

Photograph: Global Environment Facility