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Do More, Waste Less with a Bottleless Watercooler

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Océane Bidault

If you want an affordable yet endless supply of filtered water in your workplace, a bottleless watercooler is a perfect choice. Not only does a bottleless watercooler guarantee fresh, clean water to hydrate your team, it can remove unnecessary distractions and increase workplace efficiency.

For example, an integrated bottleless watercooler eliminates time-intensive tasks such as planning a water delivery, settling invoices, and both the storing and removing of plastic bottles from your workspace. Moreover, with an integrated supply, you make the sustainable choice by avoiding the collection and delivery of large plastic water bottles therefore reducing your business’ carbon footprint.

Your workday is busy enough. No one wants to miss that Friday deadline because you must take time out of your day to organize the next water bottle delivery, pay invoices or lug heavy plastic bottles through your office. Not to mention the risk of injury, if an employee trips and falls over an empty container.

If you replace your bottled water cooler with a Waterlogic bottle water system, you not only free up your time to focus on hitting that deadline but you can also use the storage space in ways that adds value to your office such as a new hot desk for visitors.

Zero Waste Scotland has set up an £18m investment fund to help small and medium-sized enterprises create a more circular economy. The initiative supports businesses that choose to walk a more sustainable path and eliminate waste as far as possible. Has your business taken any steps to become eligible for such funding?

A point-of-use watercooler could be a great place to start!

4 workplace benefits of a bottleless water cooler

If you choose a bottled water cooler, a member of staff must plan deliveries, collect and remove bottles, process invoices, as well as predict how much water to order each month. Every activity is a distraction. Even a brief interruption can double an employee’s error rate.

In short, it’s crucial to let your team focus on their job.

A Waterlogic water dispenser integrates into your office water supply, which means one-time installation and no recurring distractions. Your team can accomplish more at work, while you could save up to 70% on your costs by tapping into your existing supply instead of having water delivered. Better still, you can take steps towards going plastic-free and reducing material waste.

1. Save time to focus on the day job

If you have a bottled supply, you must arrange for both the delivery of full bottles and the collection of empties, alongside finding space to store them all.

By switching to a bottleless water dispenser, you eliminate the plastic bottles from your workspace, saving UK business a total of £1bn in annual landfill tax payments. Not to mention the fact that employees already lose 759 hours-a-year through workplace distractions. Why not give them an hour back in place of organising the delivery schedule?

2. More space

Water bottles are big, office rent is expensive: If you’re based in Dublin and based on the assumption that bottles are stored in a standard size 3 tier bottle rack, that takes up 1.55 sq. ft. worth of space and based on the average office space cost of €62 per square feet. 3 bottles using a single 3 tier rack costing €96.1p/m (62 x 1.55) would cost €1,153.20 p/y and 6 bottles will use space worth €2,306.4 p/y. Worse, empty containers are potential trip hazards with workplace injuries costing businesses billions every year.

An integrated dispenser removes the hazard and frees up space, giving you room for an extra employee, or another spot for your team to relax in: a thoughtfully-designed office can boost productivity by as much as 15%.

3. Green credentials bolster your reputation

Vehicles contribute more than 1/4 of the total U.K. greenhouse gas emissions each year as shown below. Bottleless water dispenser dispensers not only eliminate the need for collection and delivery of water bottles, meaning fewer delivery vans on the road, but they also reduce reliance on plastic altogether.

Every kilogram of plastic produced creates six kilograms of carbon dioxide, so choosing a plastic-free option can have significant environmental benefits with a plumbed-in supply helping companies reduce their carbon footprint by up to 72%.

Moreover, one-third of consumers prefer to purchase from brands who do environmental or social good, so it’s essential to align your business values with those of your customers.

4. Stops you throwing money down the drain

A small business employing just six people can expect an annual water bill of close to £800, with costs varying across the country as shown in the image below. If you’re already paying for the privilege, why add a second bottled supply to your outgoings? Moreover, as the weather warms up during the summer months, your employees will drink more—which could create a sudden surge in unexpected costs.

A plumbed-in watercooler could save you upwards of 70% on your water bill, freeing money to invest in new hardware, upgraded equipment, or even an office event. Waterlogic rents coolers at a fixed cost, no matter the demand, and a bi-annual maintenance schedule guarantees no sudden fees.

Do more, waste less is win-win for all

By switching to a bottleless water dispenser, you can increase your workplace productivity by removing the distractions of a bottled supply. You avoid the overheads of delivery and collection, eliminate the risks of storing bottles, and free valuable office space for a better use than storage.

Waterlogic bottleless water dispensers have green credentials as well. Designed with an environment-first mindset, these eco-friendly watercoolers conserve energy, fuel, and time by eliminating transport, storage, and the disposal of bottles, helping you have a positive impact on the environment, helping you to reduce your business’ carbon footprint by 72%.

Contact Waterlogic today to discuss which point-of-use dispenser best suits your office.