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Pathwater is an American company and brand of purified water that is sold in aluminum reusable bottles. The company was founded by Ali Orabi, Amer Orabi, and Shadi Bakour in California. [1]

History[edit | edit source]

Ali Orabi, Amer Orabi, and Shadi Bakour, alumni of Foothill College, founded Pathwater in Fremont in 2015.[2] The company aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles.[3] Angel investors include restaurateur Guy Fieri, NFL player Vernon Davis, and TV personality Ryan Seacrest.[4][1]

In 2019, accounting software company Intuit replaced their single-use plastic water bottles with Pathwater aluminum bottles.[5] Intuit offices are equipped with filtered water dispensers at all sites, allowing staff to reuse their bottles and shift away from single-use plastic.[6]

Some schools that re-opened during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States banned the use of drinking fountains to reduce the risk of spreading germs.[7] In Carson, Nevada, more than 6000 students were given refillable Pathwater bottles as an alternative.[8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Johnson, Todd (4 April 2019). "Fremont entrepreneurs' water bottle company almost tanked before deluge of sales". Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  2. "Foothill alumni aim to end the use of plastic water bottles - Foothill College". Foothill College. 14 September 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  3. Prokop, Hannah (11 March 2020). "3 Water Brands Using Reusable Aluminum Bottles". CSP Daily News. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  4. Dimond, Anna (9 November 2020). "28-Year-Old Shadi Bakour Reimagines the Business of Water". YPO. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  5. "Hilary's to distribute Pathwater's refillable bottled water in Canada". NS Packaging. 5 March 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  6. Mitchell, Stuart (16 January 2020). "PATHWATER to Replace Single-Use Plastic Bottled Water at Intuit | Ethical Marketing News". Ethical Marketing News. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  7. Walters, Mackenzie (30 September 2020). "More than 6,000 free aluminum water bottles to be distributed to CCSD students". Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  8. "Free aluminum water bottles provided to Carson City students". 5 October 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
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