True, when traveling around Thailand you probably don’t want to drink straight from the tap. But that doesn’t mean that you need to buy plastic water bottles to stay hydrated.
Good Drinks is a company that provides coin-operated, reverse-osmosis drinking water refill stations throughout Thailand. We’ve mapped over 47 of these stations just in Chiang Mai’s Old City. There’s is even one just steps away from CMRCA.
It costs about 3 baht to fill a 5 liter jug of water from one of these stations. A 1.5 liter plastic water bottle from a mini mart costs 15 baht. That means it’s almost 17 times more expensive to buy a water bottle than it is to refill one. And that’s before we even start talking about long term costs and landfill.
So why are people still buying bottles of water?
As climbers and as citizens of the universe, we depend on nature and don’t want to add to the creation of trash. We urge you to bring a reusable water bottle when you travel around Thailand and come climbing with CMRCA. We even supply potable drinking water out at the crag.
If you happen to leave home without your reusable bottle, CMRCA stocks a selection of BPA-free stainless steel water bottles and dromedaries. It’s an investment worth making.
A 1.5 liter water bottle costs 15 baht and will end up in landfill…
while a 5 liter jug costs 3 baht and can be used time and time again