By Maggy Lehmicke
One of the daily benefits of working at PARSONS + CO (aside from a witty team and spontaneous dog visits) is the clients who are set on being game-changers in their industry. One of our newest clients, GRAYL, is doing just that – working to create a world where people no longer rely on plastic.
“It’s not just about selling bottles,” says Travis Merrigan, one of GRAYL’s co-founders. “We’re not trying to get people to stop using plastic water bottles…we’re looking to get people to stop using single-use plastic.”
Haven’t yet heard of GRAYL? Here are our top three reasons the GRAYL Ultralight Bottle should be your go-to travel companion and is the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life:
- A safer (and simpler) way to see the world.
For many world travelers and outdoor adventurers, clean water often becomes a concern. Whether it’s drinking from a backwoods stream or filling up at a sketchy hotel sink, GRAYL can easily (and safely!) satisfy the needs of a thirsty traveler through its patented, purification process. GRAYL’s full-spectrum purification and filtration removes 99.9% of all viruses, bacteria and protozoa. Oh…and did we mention it only takes 15 seconds?
- A sustainable culture and concern for the environment.
One GRAYL purifier cartridge displaces 300 single-use water bottles, helping contribute to the reduction of plastic waste in our environment and making it easier for globetrotters to travel sustainably.
The team at GRAYL is also committed to giving back, particularly when it comes to the environment. The company recently joined 1% for the Planet, contributing a portion of their sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.
- GRAYL-purified water actually tastes good.
Unlike a lot of water purifiers that produce safe drinking water, GRAYL adds filtration into the process, helping to get rid of some of the unnecessary (and frankly, gross) flavors that may be present in the water. GRAYL makes it possible to drink out of a garbage-infested stream without your water tasting like actual garbage.
At Parsons, we couldn’t be more excited to partner with such a forward-thinking client and continue to spread the word about the environmental impact of plastic! Hit us up to learn more about the work we’re doing with GRAYL or about how you can reduce your plastic footprint when you travel.