We Need To Talk About Sustainable Drinking Water

Water is essential for survival and, in today’s convenience era, bottled water has become a way of life. Although it takes an average of 450 years for a disposable plastic bottle to biodegrade, often we don’t think twice about the possibility of reusing, refilling and recycling, in favour of buying, consuming and disposing. This is a nonsensical approach, given the devastating effect plastic waste is having on our planet, and also the money we could save in the long run by opting for tap water over bottled water or unhealthy sugary beverages.

It’s Time to Change our Habits

Fortunately, communities, towns and cities are beginning to wise up to sustainability issues and assume some responsibility for their environmental footprint. The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative is just one example of some of the many projects recently initiated to encourage community members to improve the management of energy, waste, water, landscapes and materials.

Local communities and businesses can make a huge difference by discouraging purchased bottled water and instead offering the option to refill reusable bottles via office water coolers, dispensers and drinking fountains. These units not only help to conserve precious natural resources, they also reduce fossil fuel consumed in transporting bottles to landfill sites, as well as cutting down on harmful polluting waste in waterways, oceans and landfills.

The Eco-Friendly Choice

At aquafil, we feel strongly about the detrimental impact bottled water has on our environment and are committed to leading the movement for sustainable change. By promoting and dispensing safe, fresh drinking water in our communities, our drinking fountains and other products provide a substantial saving to the community, help reduce plastic bottled beverages and in turn help to achieve a healthier environment and a more sustainable future.

Our wide range of drinking fountains, refill stations and water coolers offer cost-effective solutions for all budgets and are ideal for a range of purposes, including offices, factories, public areas and schools. Every step of the manufacturing process is designed to be as clean, efficient and sustainable as possible, with a focus on reducing energy, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, thereby keeping environmental impact to a minimum. Full colour graphics are available on most of our products and are a valuable educational aid in helping promote a healthy lifestyle and sustainable living.

Help Combat Extravagant Disposable Plastic Waste

aquafil supplies affordable units to suit any application. To play your part in helping to create a greener future, and for more information or to obtain a quote, call us or fill out our contact form.

The Facts About Water And The Resource No Industry Should Do Without

Originally conceived following a request by Manly Council to provide fresh filtered water to the public, aquafil has since grown into one of Sydney’s leading brands of office water coolers, drinking fountains, dispensers and refill stations – featuring in schools, universities and community areas across Australia and overseas.

The Dangers of Dehydration

Easy access to a reliable source of fresh drinking water is vital in order to stay healthy and hydrated, especially during the scorching Sydney summers, and should be a top priority of for each and every office owner, educational institution and council board.

We all know that water is crucial to the healthy functioning of our bodies. What you may be surprised to hear is that a loss of a mere 1.5% of the 65% of water that makes up our body mass is sufficient to trigger dehydration. As we go about our busy daily lives, it is easy to forget to drink enough water or simply not realise how thirsty we are until dehydration has set in. The effects of mild dehydration can be extremely draining and unpleasant, including headaches, fatigue, dizziness and changes to mood and energy levels. The effects of severe dehydration can be devastating, potentially leading to blood clots and seizures, sometimes with fatal complications.

Help Your Employees Stay Hydrated

Despite the considerable negative impact that dehydration can have on the productivity of a business, it rarely features on the radar of bosses as an issue deserving attention or priority in the workplace. Installing a filtered water cooler, drinking fountain or refill station within easy reach of employees can be a quick and easy solution to ensuring that they stay healthy, hydrated, active and mentally alert. It will also help to reduce rubbish that otherwise accumulates in office areas as a result of discarded disposable water bottles.

Invest in a Suitable Water Source Unit

aquafil’s unique and diverse range of products are available in multiple styles and designs to suit any type of office or outdoor recreational facility. As well as being wheelchair accessible, the units are cost-efficient, durable and environmentally friendly. They also include a range of optional features, such as filtered or non-filtered options, water meters to track usage, and display panels that can be used for artwork, advertising or displaying notices and messages.

4 Reasons to Invest in Drinking Fountains with Water Bottle Refill Stations

As an office or school facilities manager, it is possible for you to provide fresh, filtered water to be utilised and appreciated which also encourages healthy habits and waste reduction. Great-tasting drinking fountains and water bottle refill stations have countless benefits, such as:

1. Fresh, Filtered Water without Plastic Waste

The producing, transporting, cooling, and disposing of water bottles consumes energy, wastes natural resources, and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Drinking fountains with water bottle refill stations make it possible to reuse water bottles rather than buying new plastic disposable ones. Having these units around can help encourage the community to reuse bottles and drastically reduce the number of disposable plastic bottles being dumped in to the environment, contributing to a better future.

2. Convenient Alternative to Sugary Drinks

The awareness of the danger and detrimental health effects of excess sugar consumption especially the hidden amounts in fizzy drinks is increasing. If you, an employee, or a student has the option to purchase a sugary beverage or to refill a bottle with fresh, cool water for free, the second option will become increasingly hard to ignore. Having filtered water available helps encourage good habits and avoid the temptation of consuming a bottled sugary beverage. Reaching for a refill means avoiding excess sugars, calories, and waste.

3. Trusted Equipment and Brand

Even if you are new to the aquafil brand, the chances are that you have used one of our drinking fountains or water bottle refill stations. Our equipment is used across the country, as we offer a range of units suitable for schools, offices, parks and community centres. Each high-quality unit delivers fresh water and is built to last.

4. Greener Manufacturing Processes

For aquafil, the fight against disposable bottles and plastic waste starts with us, not the consumer. We use environmentally friendly manufacturing processes to keep our production waste and environmental impact to a minimum. For more information about our unit types, contact aquafil today by calling 1300 400 006 or filling out our online form for a prompt reply.

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