Reducing Plastic Waste with Frank Water: KD’s First Steps


At the beginning of 2018, KD were approached by Bristol based charity and social enterprise, FRANK Water. The organisation provides clean, safe drinking water, plus sanitation and hygiene training to some of the most marginalised areas in India and Nepal. Since 2005, the charity has reached more than 386,500 people from 442 communities.

One of the ways that FRANK Water raises funds and awareness for their international WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programmes is via their plastic-bottle-waste reducing festival drinking water service.

Travelling the country, volunteers and staff provide unlimited free refills of fresh, filtered water to festival goers, when they purchase one of FRANK Water’s reusable bottles or wristbands.

These refill stations take the form of kiosks and portable tanks, which service festival goers around the festival site.

But there was a problem…

Efficiency, time and design – the tanks needed improving, and this is where KD stepped in. Watch our video above to see the start of our journey with FRANK Water.

What’s next?

At the first festival of this season, Bristol’s Love Saves the Day, FRANK Water served over 11,000 litres of filtered water. This in turn, could have saved the use of over 22,000 single-use plastic bottles needing to be recycled, ending up in landfill or worse ending up in our oceans.

KD are continuing to work with FRANK Water on the next iteration of tanks, ready for Cornbury Festival and others in 2018.

Watch this space…

Reducing Plastic Waste with Frank Water: KD’s First Steps

Find out more?

Read all about FRANK’s excellent work here.