Each day, people in the U.S. throw away more than 60 million plastic water bottles, most of which end up in landfills or as litter across America’s streets, parks and waterways. Plastic constitutes 90 percent of all of the trash floating on the ocean’s surface – approximately 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile. It takes at least 400 years to degrade and most plastic can never fully bio-degrade. This means that once plastic is created, it will never be 100% gone, it just continues to get smaller and smaller until it is microscopic in size. In the past few years, micro-plastic has even been found in our fish and seafood. Studies have also shown that the toxins decomposing bottles of water leach into our environment cause a variety of health issues, including reproductive problems, and cancer.
Not only are discarded water bottles & jugs causing environmental pollution, the manufacturing process uses up large amounts of energy, water and non-renewable fossil fuels. Over 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to manufacture plastic water bottles every year and 1.8 million barrels of oil in transportation of the water alone. Did you know it takes more water to manufacture a single plastic water bottle than the amount of water that bottle can hold? Most plastic water bottles are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which is a petroleum based plastic, also associated with many of the same reproductive and growth health risks as BPA.
What can I do as a business owner to help?
As public opinion shifts towards a greater environmental consciousness, an increasing number of businesses are looking into ways of implementing eco-friendly practices into their daily operations and taking a closer look at how they can introduce sustainability in office environments across the board.
Neptune Water Solutions is a go-green company and we are committed to helping companies reduce the environmental impact caused by these waste plastic water jugs and bottles. Our office water dispensers operate on a Point of Use (POU) System and are attached to any existing cold-water line in your office or building. We have the latest and most innovative water purification technology with a 5-stage filtration, including carbon filtration and Reverse Osmosis (RO) removing 99.9% of all contaminants including bacteria and viruses, so not only are our bottle-free water filtration systems better for the environment, they are also better for your health. Best of all, we don’t use bottles….none, zip! In fact, there is virtually no waste with our systems.
Why we all need to do our part
While the majority believe in the cause to end plastic pollution, the fact of the matter is we’re still facing a major environmental and ecological crisis – meaning not enough people are putting thoughts into action. Convenience is usually a drawback to environmentalism with the ready convenience of many single use plastic items we use today. Now we can enable your employees to make greener choices without even having to adjust their usual routine, and most importantly our systems offer a more convenient solution to a bottled water delivery service. By eliminating the need for single use plastic bottles or five gallon water jugs, you are well on your way to reducing the long term harmful effects of plastic waste on the environment.
Want to see for yourself how a Neptune Water Cooler can help your business become environmentally conscious? Click on the “Schedule Free Trial” button above and try one of our machines completely free for 7 days, or give us a call at 888.655.1258. We will be happy to answer any questions!
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