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Celebrating Sustainability Day with a Water Cooler

Is a water cooler a “green” purchase? Does a water cooler help your sustainability initiatives? How and where in the world can sustainable practices be enhanced with a water cooler? If you, your community, school, or company are interested in learning more about answers to these questions, please keep reading! Sustainability is a critical concern and the United Nations reports that water is at the core of sustainable socio-economic development, worldwide. In this blog, we will discuss the different ways that a water cooler purchase can help with sustainability initiatives, first by minimizing plastic waste, and also by supplying quality drinking water to the masses.

Understanding Sustainability Day

  • When is it? Sustainability Day is practiced, worldwide, during the month of October, this year on the 26th.
  • What is it? According to World Celebration Days, “Sustainability Day was created to remind the international community of the importance of caring for the environment and the steps to do so.” Schools, companies, and organizations have dedicated the day to sustainable living. This year, the campaign’s theme is specifically #BeatPlasticPollution.
  • How? Watch the video below from Albemarle to learn how one may define “green practices” and “eco-friendly practices” so that you and your businesses can also get involved!
  • Sustainability Day Webcast 2023

How Does A Water Cooler Minimize Waste?

One of the significant environmental challenges we face today is plastic pollution. Single-use plastic bottles contribute significantly to this problem, and water coolers play a crucial role in reducing plastic waste. Instead of using disposable plastic bottles, water coolers provide a sustainable alternative. Some companies utilize water cooler dispensers that connect to their water source, thereby eliminating the need for single-use plastics and even “reusable” plastic jugs. This simple switch can drastically reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfills and oceans.

Our company which is committed to both sustainability, year-round, and water service, has already eliminated 240 million tons of plastic waste, or 50 billion plastic bottles!

Supplying Quality Water with a Water Cooler

Apart from reducing plastic waste, water coolers ensure the supply of quality drinking water to the masses. Many water cooler systems employ advanced purification technologies, using reverse osmosis technology, to purify tap water, making it safe and healthy for consumption. This not only promotes environmental sustainability but also contributes to public health by providing access to clean drinking water, which is essential for overall well-being.

On Sustainability Day, and throughout the year, many companies, schools, communities, and organizations promote the use of water coolers to reduce plastic waste and to make clean water an equitable resource for the masses. Installing a water cooler in public spaces, offices, and schools can serve as a tangible step towards sustainability. Will your company take the next steps to get on board? If you need more inspiration, watch the video below to learn more about plastic-free options for your establishment. Together, we can create a greener, healthier, and more sustainable future for generations to come. Clearly. Pure. Water.