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The World Water Crisis

Posted by on January 16th 2020 in Environment

Without water, life on Earth would cease to exist. This fundamental and essential source of life can easily be taken for granted when you have easy access to safe water. However, for 785 million people across the world – 1 in 9 – who don’t enjoy this easy access, and with 4 billion people experiencing water scarcity for at least one month per year, awareness of the importance of access to safe water is rising.

With the ongoing effects of climate change, the number of people affected by this water crisis is due to rise, seeing up to 2/3rds of the...

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Can You Reduce Your Environmental Impact With Recyclable Paper Cups

Posted by on December 17th 2019 in Environment

Today, every workplace is looking for the best way to reduce their impact on the environment. Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are bought every minute, and with about half of all plastics produced being designed to be used only once, we produce around 300 million tonnes of plastic waste each year, which is nearly equivalent to the weight of the entire human population. If this trend continues, there could be more plastic in our oceans than fish by 2050.

So how can we stop this? At Thirsty Work, as detailed in our environmental policy, we are committed to...

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How safe is your tap water to drink?

Posted by on December 5th 2019 in Environment

In the UK, we have rigorous national standards and laws which govern the quality of our drinking water. But is your tap water safe to drink? According to the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), 99.95% of public water complied with the standards, meaning a tiny proportion of tap water in the UK, was deemed unsafe to drink. 

Whilst your tap water may not be entirely contaminant-free, it should not contain a level of contamination that could pose a threat to your health. But do you really just want your water to be safe to drink? Wouldn’t you want to be able to...

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What to Look Out For When Buying A Hot Water Dispenser

Posted by on November 21st 2019 in Hot Water Dispensers

What should you be looking out for, when getting a hot water dispenser for your workplace? When looking to acquire an instant hot water dispenser, you want to be sure that you are going to get a product that matches your expectations. There are some factors to consider, to ensure your expectations are met, these include the mode of dispensing, draw off, energy efficiency, temperature control and style.

Our instant hot water dispensers can be the perfect addition for a busy workplace, catering establishment, school and anywhere where you may be using a kettle, but it is important that you find a machine...

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Thirsty Work Launches Pura

Posted by on November 14th 2019 in Water Coolers

Thirsty Work are proud to announce the launch of Pura, which is the hospitality solutions arm of the Thirsty Work family, which provides businesses with premium filtered water systems including our range of taps and bottling systems, to provide businesses with quality chilled, ambient, sparkling and hot filtered water.

Our water systems, are combined with our bespoke filters, which use the latest filtration technology and is able to deliver the highest quality of filtered water by removing trace plastics and reducing scale, chlorine content, bad taste and odour issues.

Simple to use, our Pura systems filter and chill mains water supply to...

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The Rise of Sparkling Water

Posted by on November 5th 2019 in Benefits of Water

The rise of sparkling water over the last few years has seen the bottled water category of the beverage market now compete with the likes of fizzy bottled drinks. But what has made sparkling water so popular?   

What Is Sparkling Water?

Firstly what is sparkling water? Essentially, sparkling water (also called carbonated water) has had carbon dioxide dissolved into it. This process makes it fizzy, similar to a soda. The difference between the two being that sparkling water isn't mixed with various types of syrup for flavouring.

Sparkling water is different from both water and juice. Unlike water, it's carbonated. Unlike juice,...

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Top Ten Reasons to Use a Refillable Bottle

Posted by on November 4th 2019 in Helpful Advice

Why should you be using refillable bottles? In today’s day and age, the call for reusable bottles is on the rise more than ever. In 2019, plastics make up 60 to 80% of all marine debris. With global warming becoming a very real threat and most large chain supermarkets being hunted to be rid of plastic all together, the refillable bottle has become a solution of growing popularity, which is why we want to examine our top ten reasons to refill a reusable water bottle and cut out single-use plastic. 

Environmentally-friendly

In the UK we use roughly 13 billion plastic bottles every...

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What Is The Difference Between Spring Water and Mineral Water?

Posted by on October 21st 2019 in Helpful Advice

A question we get asked a lot, as a water solutions provider is, what exactly is the difference between spring water and mineral water? Well actually quite a lot. There are certain factors that affect what the classification of water is, including; where it comes from, its consistency, composition, taste and if they’re protected or treated.

So here is a rundown on what the difference is between spring water and mineral water.

Spring Water

Spring water is the term used to refer to water collected directly from a natural source, typically far underground in natural aquifers where the spring water rises to the...

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Why Is It Important To Have Water Coolers in Schools?

Posted by on October 16th 2019 in Helpful Advice

Why Water Matters:

Your body needs water to function well – it takes up over half your body weight and you can only survive for 3 days without it. It is so vital to our existence and wellbeing that access to water was made a human right in 2010. There are many reasons that water is important: firstly it keeps you revitalised and with enough energy to carry on with your tasks. You need to drink enough water for your blood to be thin enough to transport glucose and oxygen around your body to the necessary muscles and organs to give...

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Why Water Matters For Hospitals

Posted by on October 9th 2019 in Helpful Advice

Hospitals are all about delivering the best level of care for patients. The experience should be made as simple, comfortable and easy as possible for the patients and employees. Part of this experience is having the comfort of being able to easily access clean and refreshing drinking water around the hospital. Hospitals looking to promote health and wellbeing to their patients and employees should be offering that and more. Scientists say that a loss of 1% of body mass due to dehydration can impair performance. A doctor, nurse or patient who is wilting due to dehydration won’t be in the...

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