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Sustainability and eco benefits of drinking water taps

Anthony | April 12, 2022

There are many benefits to installing a drinking water tap in your office. We take a look at some of them so you can make an informed decision for you and your team.

A theme we hear a lot from our customers is sustainability and the desire to be more eco-driven. We understand and embrace the importance of these factors and keep them at the core of all business decisions. They inform the products we produce, the service we deliver, and even what sort of lighting we use! Installing a drinking water tap in your office is a great way to contribute to sustainability and reduce your carbon footprint.

Reduce single-use plastic consumption

The first major benefit of switching to drinking water taps is that it cuts down on single-use plastics. Despite huge gains in recycling over the last decade, the British Plastics Federation states that over 25% of all plastic bottles still end up at landfill. That adds up to billions of bottles going to waste every year. Trying to reduce the number of plastic bottles in use is a great first step to reducing this problem.

Switching to one of our taps is a great way to provide your team with chilled and filtered water, without needing to rely on those huge plastic bottle tanks you find on traditional water dispensers. It not only saves on the need for bottles, but also for the fuel and logistics required to deliver them to you. Our taps can be plumbed in easily by one of our expert engineers, and you can be up and running in no time at all.

Another way our taps reduce the use of plastics is that they lower the reliance on shop-bought drinks in plastic bottles. Your team won’t need to venture out to buy bottles of chilled and filtered water, as you’ll literally have it on tap. Not only that, but if you opt for one of our sparkling water taps, it offers another tempting option that people won’t need to purchase in a bottle from somewhere else.

Save on energy

Energy usage is a real hot topic at the moment. Not only is electricity more expensive than ever before, but its production also has huge implications for the environment. Fortunately, our range of water dispensers and drinking taps have high-efficiency ratings and energy-saving functionality as standard. This saves you money in the long run and reduces the impact of your office operations on the environment.

There is also an element of behavioural change that our taps can influence to aid with energy efficiency. If you opt for one of our boiling water taps over a kettle for example, you could save a lot of energy over the course of a year. A BBC report found that our national habit of overfilling the kettle leads to £68 million of wasted energy each year. Whereas a boiling water tap provides only what you need to fill a single cup at a time, meaning there’s no wastage from overfilling.

A convenient way to change habits

We are all guilty of contributing to actions that harm the environment. It’s nothing to feel bad about, but it is something that we can all gradually change through our regular habits.

Our taps are designed to be as easy to install and use as possible. As such, with the ecological benefits outlined above, if you can adapt to using them instead of buying plastic bottles, then it’s a huge step in the right direction.

Talk to our team today to find out more about which water dispenser solution is best for your workplace.