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Environment

We work hard to ensure that our products and services are environmentally-friendly. Using water sourced in the UK means that our bottled water has a low carbon footprint and our delivery routes are organised to minimise miles travelled.

We're also at the forefront of recycling in our sector.

Watercooler Recycling

We're committed to making sure our watercoolers are recycled at the end of their working life. We comply fully with The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE), which aims to minimise the number of electrical goods, including watercoolers, which go to landfill.

Bottle Recycling

How our bottles are recycled

Soft drinks bottles (PET) - The bottles are chopped into small pieces and fed into the melting vessel, the molten material is either formed into beads, which may then be used for more bottles or it is made into very fine thread like material.

What our bottles are made into

The thread may eventually find its way into carpets and fleeces. It can also be spun into a very fine fibre with an appearance like candy floss. This is used as a filling for quilts or jackets, since it has very good insulation properties, Beads are used to make more bottles.

Why Recycle Plastic?

According to the Environment Agency, nearly 3 million tonnes of waste plastic are produced in the UK each year, only 7% of which is recycled. This is approximately 11% of all household waste and the rate is set to increase dramatically.

There are a number of reasons why we should recycle our plastic:

  • Plastic accounts for 11% of the waste stream, so recycling more plastic would result in a vast reduction in the amount of rubbish going to landfill
  • Plastic is believed to take around 500 years to decompose
  • Plastics may contain additives such as colorants, stabilisers and plasticisers which may contain toxic components such as cadmium and lead
  • Recycling more conserves non-renewable fuels and energy - as less plastic is manufactured
  • Each water bottle recycled saves enough energy to power a 60W lightbulb for six hours!
  • Recycling reduces emissions of CO2 and nitrogen oxide, compared with manufacturing new plastic

Our Cups Are Fully Recyclable

To help you recycle, we can collect your empty plastic cups on your regular delivery cycle and make sure they are passed on for recycling. We provide a clear plastic bag for cup collection, which will be exchanged for a new bag each time we make a collection

Please contact our customer service team for further details and do your bit to help the environment!

  • It's amazing how many cups you can save from going to a landfill site
  • If you take an average of 6 cups a day per member of staff, that's approximately 130 cups a month, or 1,560 cups a year per member of staff
  • Collected cups are turned into second generation plastic products such as benches, rulers and pens
  • First generation plastic is expensive, but manufacturing second generation plastic (plastic from recycling) costs less and uses less energy to produce

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