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The reduction in potable water consumption is one of the priorities of Agenda 2030 UN. We can all contribute to a more sustainable development through more careful and responsible choices. Here's where to start.
We must be conscious of our domestic water consumption water consumption, remembering that saving water means polluting less. In fact, water requires a lot of energy to be purified, purified and transported. Consumption by water infrastructure is estimated at 0.83 kWh / m3, or 2.1% of the national energy requirement.
How to Clean a Drinking Water FountainTo ensure that your water fountain has a long lifespan & remains hygienic, proper maintenance is key. Learn how to clean your drinking water fountain today!
Biodegradable and Compostable: What is the difference?
Biodegradable and Compostable: What is the difference? The plastic-free revolution has started and new words enrich our daily vocabulary. We are beginning to see a lot of compostable and biodegradable products, but do we know what they actually mean?
How much water do you drink in the office? Let’s talk plastic bottles, micro-plastics and plastic-free hydration
Some people forget to drink water, others always have a bottle of water on their desk, while others reach for plastic bottled water. Whichever person you identify with, there are three important things to know...
1. Water is essential for physiological processes.
2. Tap water contains harmful micro-plastics.
3. Choosing plastic bottled water has a huge environmental impact.
Proud to assist Spurs in reducing their environmental impactThe Water Cooler Company would like to congratulate the Tottenham Hotspur Club and team for achieving outstanding results in the Premier League Sustainability Rankings again this year.
World Refill Day 2021
Wednesday 16th June 2021 is the annual World Refill Day. Today, we'd like to share some tips on how you can do your bit towards reducing plastic-waste when keeping hydrated.
Has Coca-Cola found the answer to eliminating single-use plastic bottles?At The Water Cooler Company HQ we were very interested to learn about the new trials for a first paper bottle by Coca-Cola. The aim of the company is to eventually remove plastic from its entire packaging, producing zero waste as early as 2030.
Even China says no to plastic!
The Plastic-free Revolution is just beginning!
A more sustainable world is a dream which 2020 could turn into a concrete project. All the more so if a great power like China is at the forefront. The Middle Empire sets serious intentions, starting from the intervention plan resented by the Commission for Development and Reforms. Objective: to decrease the use of plastic throughout the country and to promote biodegradable and recyclable alternative materials.
A plastic sea: The future of disposable plastic by 2030
We are in a sea of plastic… but we can get out of it.
Microplastics are contaminating the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe... I think we can all agree that it’s time we changed our ways!
Bioplastic: What is it and what are its advantages?
The serious environmental pollution caused by single-use plastic has led the quest for an alternative, more sustainable material to stem traditional oil-based plastic use and production.
Among the possible alternatives there is bioplastic, an environmentally friendly material made with renewable raw materials such as algae, sugar cane, wheat, corn starch, vegetable oils, potatoes, and tapioca. Bioplastics will allow us to give up oil, the essential basis of the familiar disposable single-use water bottles.
Climate Change and Migration
The World Bank Alert: 143,000,000 migrants by 2050.
Global warming and climate change are disrupting entire ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and life itself on the planet.
M&S extend trial of plastic-free food refill scheme
Marks & Spencer have extended a trial of their refill scheme, where shoppers can refill their own containers with food. We were thrilled to learn that M&S report 25 of 44 of their products offered 'loose' have outsold packaged equivalents. This is a positive step by a major UK retailer in trying to address the problem of single-use plastic waste.
The Climate Impacts of the Plastic LifecycleWe already know that the Earth is polluted by plastic. Our oceans are choking on the stuff and our beaches are littered with it. As if that wasn’t already bad enough, nearly every piece of plastic begins as a fossil fuel and Greenhouse gases are emitted at each stage of the plastic lifecycle, from its production to its degradation long after its use.
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