Talassa is a French company that has been specialising in water treatment solutions for over fifteen years.
Through its Emmo brand, it aims to improve the quality of drinking water and combat plastic pollution (single-use plastic bottles). It offers either an under-sink filtration system for home use or, for establishments (restaurants, cafés, local authorities and companies), water fountains made of activated carbon which remove chlorine, pesticides and herbicides from water purify it, making it as viable as bottled water.
They have sold over fifty water fountains and the trend is strongly increasing, due to the new French law obliging establishments receiving the public to provide a water fountain and banning them from offering single-use cups.
In terms of home filtration systems, they last for a duration of around 1 year or 8,000 litres of consumption. An average citizen consumes 1 litre of water per day so, with their filtration system, they estimate to avoid the consumption of 365 single-use plastic bottles per day. They have been selling around 15 per month, which amounts reducing consumption by 5475 plastic bottles per month.
The following articles can be found on their website which explain their activities and products and their environmental benefits: