In 2009, Dopper Founder Merijn Everaarts saw a documentary about the plastic soup. And instead of just feeling shocked and moving on, he decided to take action. He wondered: why would you buy bottled water, when there's excellent water coming straight from the tap? For free! He launched a design competition for the perfect sustainable water bottle. And BANG! In 2010, the Dopper Original saw the light of day. Dopper wants to empower people to choose reusable over single-use water bottles, to protect our world's water sources. Every bottle fuels that mission.