One day in 2009, Merijn Everaarts, founder of Dopper, saw a documentary on 'plastic soup', the enormous amount of plastic floating in our oceans. His frustration with plastic waste grew. So did the amazement of the number of people who kept buying single-use plastic bottles with expensive mineral water. Because, why spend so many precious resources on a product you can only use once and that costs far more than its filtered equivalent from the tap? There had to be a more appealing alternative. And that’s how the idea for the perfect reusable water bottle was born! The crowd designs the Dopper Water is for everyone and so everyone got to submit a design for the perfect reusable water bottle. On January 3rd, 2010, a design competition was organized and on March 22nd the winner was announced. The creative network of the Harlem Legacy assisted Merijn and served as judges.