Posted by Matt Stimpson on May 14th 2021 in Environment
With the ongoing global climate emergency, Thirsty Work has a responsibility to play our part in reducing the environmental impact on our planet. To reflect that, we’ve made significant changes to the way we operate and one area we’ve taken action on is reducing our single-use plastics by introducing a full range of recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable paper cups.The global plastic problem
Plastic waste is an all too common problem around the world. While we’re all aware that plastics end up in our oceans, the statistics still make for shocking reading. According to National Geographic, 1m single-use plastic bottles are sold...
Posted by Will Vickery on March 6th 2020 in Environment
Our planet’s future as well as the future of society must involve recycling and a correct waste management. Investing in recycling business opportunities is not only necessary but also a source of employment and wealth.
Recycling can bring great benefits to communities and the environment.The benefits of recycling
Recycling goes beyond just reducing pollution. The list of benefits is wide and constantly updated by new ways in which to protect our planet. Some of these include:
- Less waste in landfills and incinerators. This translates in a decrease of spending on eliminating and treating expenses.
- Saving natural resources such as wood, water or several minerals, which are difficult to get...
Posted by Will Vickery on January 28th 2020 in Environment
Drinking water regularly is important for our bodies for a variety of reasons, including keeping you energized throughout the day, but to maintain this regular consumption, we can become reliant on single-use plastics such as plastic cups or single-use bottles, the majority of which will end up in landfill or in the natural environment.
While Thirsty Work, as part of our environmental policy, have already taken steps to help you reduce your plastic waste production, including introducing our range of paper cups, switching to a re-useable water bottle can prove to be a cheaper, more environmentally friendly and more convenient option...
Posted by Will Vickery 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...
Posted by Will Vickery 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...
Posted by Will Vickery 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...
Posted by Will Vickery on October 2nd 2019 in Charity & Events , Environment
On Saturday the 28th September, Thirsty Work held its annual Super Saturday event, which is a great opportunity to gather every member of the team from across all our depots, to work on team building and to communicate and promote our aims for the business and how we can continue to improve our service and product offering for our customers.
This year’s event was held at Dawlish Warren with the theme being an environmental theme, as we wanted to communicate to our staff about our continued investment to improve our service and product offering to help our customers reduce their single...
Posted by Will Vickery on August 22nd 2019 in Environment
A large challenge facing the global population currently, is how do we reduce the use of single use plastic products to help tackle climate change? This has seen charities, businesses and local government in a number of towns and cities installing public access drinking water fountains, which provide free safe drinking water, where people can fill up their refillable water bottles, removing the need to buy single use plastic water bottles.
Making water fountains accessible to people can be highly beneficial for not only health reasons, but also in terms of waste reduction and sensible resource management.
The over consumption of sweet...
Posted by Will Vickery on July 23rd 2019 in Environment
Consumers and businesses across the globe haven begun to make a real effort to review their environmental policies and ensure practices and processes are as environmentally friendly as possible. As a business supplier Thirsty Work are able to support businesses in their efforts to reduce the use of single use plastic with our water coolers and our new range of biodegradable and compostable paper cups and cones.
Since introducing this range in 2018 our customers have been able to remove millions of plastic cups from circulation by replacing them with our biodegradable and paper cups.
Since launching the range, we have found...
Posted by Will Vickery on May 1st 2018 in Environment , General, Helpful Advice
Since the first day that Thirsty Work was started in 1995, plastic has been a topic, that we have taken very seriously. Therefore, we have continued to create new solutions and implement systems to help reduce our use of plastic. But, with the aim of reducing plastic use, becoming ever more important Thirsty Work has decided to invest heavily in helping us and our customers reduce their plastic use. So, to put your minds at rest, I thought I would write this blog article to show you, what Thirsty Work is doing to help reduce plastic.Thirsty Works Solutions to Plastic Bottle...