A growing number of businesses across all sectors are prioritising the development of eco-friendly strategies, policies and practices. According to HSBC’s Made for the Future report, almost half of UK companies planned to increase their spend on sustainability between 2019 and summer 2021.
Businesses must become more sustainable if they want to stay ahead of the competition and achieve compliance with new regulations, such as the government’s 2050 net-zero target.
Reducing the use of plastic water bottles is one of the most effective ways to immediately boost your company’s sustainability. But, how can you achieve this?
What’s the Problem with Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles?
Plastic water bottles became popular because they offer a cost-effective, versatile and robust solution. More plastic has been produced in the last decade globally than in the whole of the previous century, a testament to its popularity for use in items such as water bottles. However, the durability of plastic is both a blessing and a curse.
Plastic materials take over 400 years to biodegrade, which means that the UK has more waste to dispose of than it can handle. Historically, the country has shipped as much as two-thirds of its plastic waste abroad for recycling. However, China’s ban on imported plastic waste — announced on the 16th of August 2017 — and new government initiatives mean that the government must find ways to recycle more plastic waste domestically.
Water bottles create a large eco-footprint before they even become waste. It takes three times the amount of water to produce a bottle as it does to fill it and 17 million barrels of oil are used annually to produce enough bottles to meet demand. Bottles then have to be transported to their destination, consuming more energy and contributing to air pollution.
Tackling “throwaway culture” to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced is part of the solution.
How to Reduce Plastic Water Bottles in Your Business
We can offer you a sustainable solution for your business that eliminates the need to buy single-use water bottles. Eshara Water is created at the point of consumption. There is no need for the water to be bottled and transported. Our atmospheric water generators capture the humidity in the air to create high-quality drinking water.
By implementing a sustainable system, businesses can help the environment and support the retention of natural water resources.
We build our own machines that deliver the highest quality at an affordable price. There’s no need for expensive piping systems, simply plug into a power source. But, how does it work?
An Eshara Water machine draws in air, which it filters and condenses into water. A filtration and mineralisation process removes any unpleasant odours or tastes. The water is then treated with Ultraviolet light and 3 stage Filtration to maintain its purity. Delicious tasting, chilled water is then ready to drink.
Providing your team with an Eshara Water machine means they stay hydrated and refreshed without the business contributing to the country’s build-up of plastic waste. To further reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles in your company, circulate information about the UK’s plastic waste problem and the water crisis. Help to educate people about the problem and possible solutions. Incorporate plans and targets for reducing plastic waste consumption into the business’ sustainability strategy. Installing an Eshara Water machine is a quick, easy and cost-effective way to support a wider sustainability strategy.
Why Eshara Water?
If you are committed to reducing the consumption of single-use plastic water bottles in your business, Eshara Water offers a range of solutions.
Our outdoor machines provide water for mid to high traffic locations, from hotels to offices. The EW 1000 can serve up to 500 people per day. For indoor workplaces, the EW 30 is a sustainable replacement for 5-gallon water dispensers.
Eshara Water’s bespoke, innovative and sustainable air-to-water machines provide high-quality water at a fraction of the price. We build our machines to be reliable and high performance.