Environmental
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Better Thinking. Better Water.

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Up to 72% le...
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Environmental Benefits for you
POU v Bottled Water – The story
Reasons to believe
Some E...
Better for the environment
Our colors are blue. But we‟re always thinking green.

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Reduce your carbon footpr...
Everybody‟s carbon footprint could use a
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Everybody loves to run more efficiently
Save money on workplace drinking water.
• Pay one regular fee, no matter how much ...
POU v Bottled Water – The Story
POU: Better than bottles.
Opportunity Cost
Positive environmental effects
Direct Visible Cost
Possible direct saving again...
The Sustain Project

A recent independent study was undertaken by the respected UK environmental
consultancy Sustain, comp...
Reasons to believe

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With many other water purification technologies,
getting great quality water, entails a potent...
Reasons to believe
ENERGY STAR
• Our water dispensers have been awarded the Energy Star mark.
• Water coolers that earn th...
Waterlogic - Simply Pure, Simply Green

Waterlogic actively addresses its environmental responsibilities In these ways:
It...
Waterlogic - Simply Pure, Simply Green

Waterlogic actively addresses its environmental responsibilities In these ways:
It...
Energy Consumption Comparison
See how low the energy requirements of a Waterlogic products are
in comparison to a 100 watt...
POU: The Facts.
The Facts
Replacing bottled water with Waterlogic POU significantly
reduces negative impact on the environment.
By replaci...
The Facts
Bottled water facts...
• The World Wildlife Foundation estimates that 1.5 million tons of plastic are used
globa...
The Facts
Bottled water facts...
• Large amounts of energy are used in water bottling plants throughout the US and the
wor...
The Facts
There are many environmental costs that society must pay, such
as loss of groundwater, toxic emissions from plas...
The Facts
There are many environmental costs that society must pay, such
as loss of groundwater, toxic emissions from plas...
Join the Bottle-less Water Movement!

There are numerous environmental groups, individual consumers, businesses, and local...
The Anti bottled water „buzz‟

US pressure to get congress to cease their own bottled water use www.stopcorporateabuse.org...
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  1. 1. Environmental Considerations for Water Coolers
  2. 2. Better Thinking. Better Water. Practice what we Preach See how we design better products Don‟t believe us? Up to 72% less Co2 See Sustain Project Cost Saving From lower energy use. See our data. Take a look at the external data. Energy Star Less Waste Eliminate bottles, reduce waste Waterlogic Awarded Energy Star® Accolade
  3. 3. Who wants to know more? • • • • Environmental Benefits for you POU v Bottled Water – The story Reasons to believe Some Environmental Facts
  4. 4. Better for the environment Our colors are blue. But we‟re always thinking green. • • • • • • • Reduce your carbon footprint Decrease contribution to landfills Reduce energy consumption Offer a modern, advanced, convenient source of hot, cold, or sparkling water Reduce dependence on single use beverage containers Achieve cost savings Select an efficient, hygienic, unlimited water source
  5. 5. Everybody‟s carbon footprint could use a little reducing
  6. 6. Everybody loves to run more efficiently Save money on workplace drinking water. • Pay one regular fee, no matter how much water you drink. Avoid paying for: • Producing and recycling bottles (including landfill taxes) • Energy costs of producing bottled water • The administration to plan, forecast, and order all your workplace water. • Storage of empty and full (spare) bottles. • Disruption caused by repeated bottle deliveries and complicated invoices. • Health and safety risks of lifting heavy bottles or drinking water that has not been filtered or purified at the point of use.
  7. 7. POU v Bottled Water – The Story
  8. 8. POU: Better than bottles. Opportunity Cost Positive environmental effects Direct Visible Cost Possible direct saving against bottled water costs.. Additional “less visible” costs Administration cost Health & Safety risks Storage Costs, Security and disruption, Staff Welfare Replacing bottled water with Waterlogic POU units significantly reduces total cost of drinking to your organization. Waterlogic products are by nature a cost saving and environmentally friendly technology replacing bottled water and promoting a positive effect on the workplace. For more information, click here
  9. 9. The Sustain Project A recent independent study was undertaken by the respected UK environmental consultancy Sustain, comparing the carbon footprint of a Waterlogic POU dispenser with a standard Bottled Water Cooler, proving that the Waterlogic POU has a lower carbon footprint.
  10. 10. Reasons to believe • • • With many other water purification technologies, getting great quality water, entails a potentially energy intensive process. Waterlogic UV purification has always been the best solution in terms of purity and energy efficiency. But Firewall goes that step further,, 99.9999% purity, achieved in less than 1 second, optimizing energy usage, its as much an environmental story as a purification story. For more information, click here
  11. 11. Reasons to believe ENERGY STAR • Our water dispensers have been awarded the Energy Star mark. • Water coolers that earn the ENERGY STAR® not only help organizations reduce their energy bills, but also can help make a difference for the environment by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. • ENERGY STAR qualified water coolers result in 45% savings over typical products. • ―ENERGY STAR is more than a label awarded for energy efficiency. It is a partnership among government, business, and consumers, united in the pursuit of a common goal—to protect our environment for future generations….The quality of the environment is everyone’s responsibility and by bringing ENERGY STAR into homes and businesses we can make an enormous difference.‖ US EPA For more information, click here
  12. 12. Waterlogic - Simply Pure, Simply Green Waterlogic actively addresses its environmental responsibilities In these ways: Item Environmental Product Design Current position Future improvement Most Waterlogic models include a sleep mode option for reduction of energy use. Low Energy Requirements Waterlogic units are designed for low energy consumption. Leak Protection Mechanism Environmental Components Sleep Mode The leak protection mechanisms which are a feature of many Waterlogic products, varying slightly by model, they stop the waste of water in the event of a leak. Eco-friendly Compressors Waterlogic compressors currently utilize non ozone depleting recycling refrigerant r134a. Recyclables All polymers, steels, UV lamps and packaging used in Waterlogic machines are fully Working on improving the recyclability of recyclable. All of the chemicals used by Waterlogic are non toxic and filter components. environmentally-friendly. Waterlogic machines are made of a minimum 80% of recyclable parts. New and even friendlier refrigerants are also being examined and tested, such as CO2.
  13. 13. Waterlogic - Simply Pure, Simply Green Waterlogic actively addresses its environmental responsibilities In these ways: Item Certifications and Compliance Current position Company Certification ISO 9001 and CE: In addition to other certifications, Waterlogic products bear several that pertain to environmental considerations including the CE Certification Marking, which is a manufacturer‟s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislations. WRAS Approval - WRc-NSF Ltd. Certificate, certifies that the products do not cause waste, improper use, improper consumption or water resource contamination ROHS/WEEE Directive All electronics and wiring within Waterlogic products are ROHS compliant. Waterlogic also meets the requirements of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive concerning the collection, recovery & recycling of equipment. RoHS compliance is not assumed, but tested by third party laboratories to ensure full compliance with this directive. Components, including painted plastic components, have also been tested and fully complied with all RoHS stipulations. Future improvement Waterlogic is commencing the process of attaining ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18000 certifications, which give the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS), a tool for helping organizations to implement good environmental practice and to aim for continual improvement of their environmental performance.
  14. 14. Energy Consumption Comparison See how low the energy requirements of a Waterlogic products are in comparison to a 100 watt light bulb: Energy Consumption in operation WL4 Cold Only 1 . 29 kWh WL4 Hot & Cold 1 . 71 kWh WL4 Hot & Cold (in standby mode) 0 . 52 kWh WL4 Hot, Cold & Sparkling 1 . 92 kWh WL4 Hot, Cold & Sparkling (standby mode) 0 . 92 kWh WL2 Cold & Ambient 1 . 01 kWh WL2 Hot & Cold 2 . 51 kWh WL2 Hot & Cold (in standby mode) 0 . 38 kWh WL2 Cold & Ambient 1 . 53 kWh WL2 Cold & Ambient (in standby mode) 0 . 38 kWh Comparison 100 watt light bulb 2,4 kWh WT = Average temperature of incoming water RT = Average room temperature NOTE: This information is provided as guidance only. Energy consumption will be effected by incoming water temperature, room - temperature and usage patterns.. Water samples were taken in quantities of; 10 litres cold and 10 litres hot, except for sparkling versions where; 10 litres hot, 6 litres cold and 4 litres sparkling were taken. Energy consumption of machines Compared to 100v Light Bulb Energy Consumption kWh Item Equipment Description Though considerably larger, Waterlogic POU machines use about the same or significantly less energy than a 100 watt light bulb.
  15. 15. POU: The Facts.
  16. 16. The Facts Replacing bottled water with Waterlogic POU significantly reduces negative impact on the environment. By replacing bottled water with POU, organizations can promote a positive effect on the environment: • Reducing fuel consumption resulting in CO2 emissions and traffic congestion caused by delivery trucks on the road moving bottles • Eliminating wasted plastics from bottles, which can only be re-used 4-5 times • Eliminating detergent use for bottle cleaning
  17. 17. The Facts Bottled water facts... • The World Wildlife Foundation estimates that 1.5 million tons of plastic are used globally each year for water bottles1 • According to the Earth Policy Institute 1.5 million barrels of oil are required to make plastic bottles per year, enough to fuel 1,000 cars for a year2 • According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), bottled waters do not have any greater nutritive value than tap water • Delivering bottled water from far away places burn fossil fuels and results in the release of thousands of tons of harmful emissions; 22 million tons of bottled liquid is transferred each year from their country of origin3, transported by boat, train, air and ground transport • Bottled water that is shipped and/or stored cold requires additional electricity 1 Ferrier, Catherine. ―Bottled Water: Understanding a Cultural Phenomenon,‖ World Wildlife Fund. 2 Germacimos, Ann. ―Land Full of Bottles,‖ The Washington Times, 24 May 2007. 3 Howard, Brian. ―Message in a Bottle: Despite the Hype, Bottled Water is Neither Cleaner Nor Greener than Tap Water,‖ E: The Environmental Magazine, September – October 2003
  18. 18. The Facts Bottled water facts... • Large amounts of energy are used in water bottling plants throughout the US and the world4 • Energy is required to remove the empty bottles in the form of recycling or trash • Bottled water may be no safer, or healthier than tap water in many countries while selling for up to 1000 times the price5 • Typically 90 % or more of the cost paid by bottled water consumers goes to things other than the water itself -- bottling, packaging, shipping, marketing, retailing, other expenses, and profit6 • According to the Climate Action Network, when some plastic bottles are incinerated along with other trash, as is the practice in many municipalities, toxic chlorine (and potentially dioxin) is released into the air while heavy metals deposit in the ash7 4 ―Bottled Water: A River of Money,‖ by Fast Company at http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/Extra/BottledWaterARiverOfMoney.aspx?page=1 5 Ferrier, Catherine. ―Bottled Water: Understanding a Cultural Phenomenon,‖ World Wildlife Fund. 6 Ferrier, Catherine. ―Bottled Water: Understanding a Cultural Phenomenon,‖ World Wildlife Fund. 7 Howard, Brian. ―Message in a Bottle: Despite the Hype, Bottled Water is Neither Cleaner Nor Greener than Tap Water,‖ E: The Environmental Magazine, September – October 2003.
  19. 19. The Facts There are many environmental costs that society must pay, such as loss of groundwater, toxic emissions from plastic production and destruction, air pollution from transporting the products, and the disposal of loads of empty bottles • The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) estimates that supplying the US bottled water market for 1 year consumes more than 1.5 million barrels of oil, which is enough to generate electricity for more than 250,000 homes or enough to fuel 100,000 cars for an entire year8 • The CRI estimates that 90% of plastic water bottles end up as either garbage or litter9 8 Howard, Brian. ―Message in a Bottle: Despite the Hype, Bottled Water is Neither Cleaner Nor Greener than Tap Water,‖ E: The Environmental Magazine, September – October 2003. 9 CNN’s All About Plastic featured on Container Recycling Institute website at http://www.containerrecycling.org/mediafold/newsarticles/plastic/2007/9-12-CNN-AllAboutPlastic.htm
  20. 20. The Facts There are many environmental costs that society must pay, such as loss of groundwater, toxic emissions from plastic production and destruction, air pollution from transporting the products, and the disposal of loads of empty bottles • Plastic accounts for 25% of the total volume of material sent to landfills every year and plastic water bottles can take as long as 1,000 years to biodegrade10. Plastics are the fastest growing sector in the waste stream and currently take up 25 percent of the volume of materials sent to landfills each year11 • Tap water is distributed through an energy-efficient infrastructure12 • Approximately 40 percent of bottled water begins as tap water13 • Less than 5 percent of plastic waste is recycled each year14 10 Arnold, Emily and Janet Larsen. ―Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain,‖ Earth Policy Institute, 2 February 2006. 11 ―Bottled Up and Tapped Out,‖ Food & Water Watch at http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/bottled/bottledUp-tappedOut. 12 Arnold, Emily and Janet Larsen. ―Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain,‖ Earth Policy Institute, 2 February 2006. 13 Arnold, Emily and Janet Larsen. ―Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain,‖ Earth Policy Institute, 2 February 2006. 14 Bottled Up and Tapped Out,‖ Food & Water Watch at http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/bottled/bottledUp-tappedOut
  21. 21. Join the Bottle-less Water Movement! There are numerous environmental groups, individual consumers, businesses, and local governments joining the movement toward bottle-less water, for more information see: Think outside the bottle - http://www.thinkoutsidethebottle.org Drink tap - http://www.drinktap.org Take back the tap - http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/take-back-the-tap/ UNICEF tap project - http://www.tapproject.org/ Inside the bottle - http://www.insidethebottle.org/ Refill not landfill - http://www.refillnotlandfill.org/
  22. 22. The Anti bottled water „buzz‟ US pressure to get congress to cease their own bottled water use www.stopcorporateabuse.org/congressoffthebottle Environmental Working Group report on bottled water contaminants http://www.ewg.org/reports/BottledWater/Bottled-Water-Quality-Investigation Canadian pressure group campaigning against bottled water http://www.polarisinstitute.org/water Australian University of Canberra leading the university bottle ban http://www.canberra.edu.au/monitor/2011/feb/10-bottledwater
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