What should you know about plastic waste and what can you do about it?

Top 10 facts:

It takes up to 1,000 years for plastic to degrade.

Plastic constitutes 90 percent of all rubbish floating in the sea.

44 percent of all seabird species have been found to have plastic in or around their bodies.

In the US alone, 15 million barrels of oil are used each year to manufacture, transport and dispose of plastic water bottle uses.

More than 800,000 metric tons of pollutants are released into the air every year from the production of plastic.

The production and use of plastic contributes to climate change.

91% of all plastic is not recycled.

Research has shown water stored in plastic bottles may contain chemicals from the plastic that are harmful to the human body.

Some bottled water is not filtered and costs a considerable amount more than free tap water!

Twice as much water is used in the production of a plastic water bottle than in the water bottle itself.

So how do we change our habits of a lifetime and make a difference to our future?

Purchase your own reusable bottle and fill it on the go or with filtered water from a chilled tap.

People need to be made aware of how much money we are wasting on bottled water.
If you do use a plastic bottle, make sure it is reused or recycled.

Stop using water tanks in your office, work canteen and meetings – these use a considerable amount of plastic as well as high transportation costs and fuel pollution.

Water tanks can be replaced with chilled taps that have an unlimited supply of chilled water that is free and always filtered!

Water from a chilled tap is always filtered from taste and odour and you can even make your chilled water limescale free too! Who wouldn’t want water, that is always chilled, always filtered, free of chemicals and never runs out?

A chilled tap can be purchased with an integrated boiling tap too.

Here are the benefits of a boiling water tap:

 Saves water: boiling taps only use the water you need.

 Saves heat loss: kettles lose heat very quickly and often need to be reboiled, boiling taps are highly insulated and do not lose any heat.

 Saves energy: less energy is used to produce boiling water from a boiling tap.

Saves time: boiling water from a boiling tap is instant.

Saves money: boiling taps cost less to heat the water than a kettle.