Contes Asia Travel supports TAP Travelers Against Plastic – a United States based non-profit organization. TAP aims to educate travelers on the importance of using reusable water containers instead of buying and using plastic bottles. It is better for the traveler, the people they visit and for the planet.
CLEAN WATER Drinking tap water in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka might make you sick. It is often contaminated by microscopic critters that can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps or worse. So most travelers now buy bottled water, which has huge environmental impact as well as being expensive and possibly unhealthy.
At Contes Asia we follow the guidlines and instruction provided by TAP, We request you to clean your own water and use your own reusable water container. We identify hotels and operators that can refill your bottle, as well as those that provide water in glass bottles.
Why we should do that?
To avoid creating a trail of plastic water bottles everywhere you go
To ensure the safety and supply of your water
To save money and time
It is too much trouble, can I just buy a bottle of water?
No, It is not much of a trouble, it is very simple and try to be the change if you want to help the planet to remain clean.
It is a simple process as you can carry a re-useable container and a method to clean the local water in case you need to use the local tap water. There are many bottles you can choose from.
There are also many ways to clean your water:
Many hotels offer kettles in your room where you can boil the water first.