The negative impact of plastics on the natural environment around the world cannot be understated. The world has produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic in the last 70 years, and it is estimated that there are now somewhere in the region of 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans.
Plastic bottles are a significant contributor to those statistics. When many people think of the environmental harm caused by the production of plastic bottles, they think of waste in landfill. Bottled water contributes significantly to landfill in Australia. Plastic water bottles are among the 10 most common rubbish items picked up on Clean Up Australia Day, and Australia recycles only 36% of its PET plastic water bottles, meaning that around 373 million plastic water bottles end up as waste each year.
By supplying up to three different types of water from a single unit, instant filtered drinking water systems directly address the needs – and wants – of people when it comes to water, reducing the desire for bottled water products.
Instant filtered drinking water systems can provide boiling, chilled, still, sparkling or drinking water direct from tap to cup – or reusable vessel.
With chilled & sparkling water being particularly popular bottled water types, having these available direct from a dispenser is a significant step forward in reducing demand for plastics.
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