Collapsible backpack offers safer water transport in the developing world

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In developing nations, women and children walk an average of 3.5 miles per day to collect water, often carrying it home in discarded jerry cans and buckets that originally held fuel, oils, pesticides, paints and other chemicals. So notes Ohio packaging firm Greif, which manufactures these items that are originally intended for chemical storage but often get re-used as water carriers, resulting in contaminated water. Greif recently partnered with Impact Economics to launch the WaterWear backpack as a safer and more ecologically responsible alternative. While there's already been considerable attention paid to the need for clean water in the developing…

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