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    A great idea to use far use plastic water bottles.

    Tech Week NY is a week long celebration of technology and innovation. Most of the days are taken up with seminars and classes. But there is an exhibit day where entrepreneurs display their ideas. That's where I found out about Reefill. Here's the backstory via the folks at The Washington Square News. As NYU Stern Alum Jason Pessel walked down the street in sweltering Manhattan heat one day, he realized that there was literally nowhere he could stop to fill up his sable bottle. So he created Reefill — a handy mobile app that allows users to access bottle refilling stations. To refill a bottle, users download the app, sign up and connect via Bluetooth to unlock the tap at a station. There are currently nine Reefill locations around the NYU campus. Reefill was conceived as an NYU Green Grants Project. Every month, the Green Grants committee convenes to award funding to innovative project proposals that reduce the university’s environmental footprint. Reefill’s goals are also aligned with NYU’s Take Back the Tap campaign which aims to end the sale of all bottled water in NYU buildings and to create more ways to fill up reusable bottles. Reefill stations chill and filter the water they dispense — an advantage over typical water fountains. NYU students receive a one-month free trial with the promo code “FREEMONTH,” after which they will be charged $1.99 per month. Pessel is hopeful for the future of responsible water consumption and distribution. He plans to expand Reefill to the greater New York City area, as well as other major cities. 

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