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Are Hot Water Dispensers Really Environmentally Friendly?

Posted by on January 30th 2023 in Environment

In a time when we all need to be as environmentally aware and eco-friendly as possible, there’s plenty we can do individually to make an impact daily. But a hot water dispenser might not immediately spring to mind when it comes to being environmentally friendly. So let’s consider how having a hot water dispenser in your home or office kitchen can be one of the most environmentally friendly products you can own.

The environmentally friendly answer

Hot water dispensers are a convenient and practical appliance for many commercial kitchen settings, including offices, restaurants, hotels, and staff common rooms or even home kitchens....

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Does Your Hot Water Dispenser Use A Lot Of Electricity?

Posted by on December 4th 2022 in Environment

With electricity and gas prices rising to unmentionable levels, the UK’s cost of living crisis rumbles on. But even with the latest energy price cap locked, for now, at £2,500 for the average household, it still means we need to look for ways to cut our costs. But with no price cap in place for businesses, it can be even harder to cut those costs. So does having a hot water dispenser in your office help or hinder your electricity costs?

Energy price and relief schemes

The latest Energy Price Guarantee for domestic users, which came into effect on 1 October 2022,...

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Top Five Tips To Save Water During The Summer

Posted by on September 19th 2022 in Environment

As we experience another hot summer – including the driest July in 100 years – the focus is back on the climate emergency and our water demand. As the warm weather continues, some areas in London, the South, and South East are looking at a hosepipe ban. But while that might prevent you from watering your garden or cleaning your car, what else can you do to make water savings this summer? Here are our five tips.

1. Switch your shower head

Depending on your showerhead, you could use up to 15 litres of water per minute for your shower. So a...

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Tackling Rising Electricity Costs One Cup At A Time

Posted by on August 15th 2022 in Environment

Consumed by a cost of living crisis, the UK is currently seeing price increases across the board. Food costs are rising as fuel, taxes, and inflation all hit record highs. And with the energy price cap rising by 54%, it means electricity and gas prices are surging. And the energy costs are affecting all businesses too. So what can households and businesses do to try and combat the spiralling energy costs?

Energy price cap rises

While the much-publicised energy price cap has increased the average energy bill by around £650 per person for households – and is set to rise again in...

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Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' Found In Mains Tap Water Are Too High

Posted by on July 18th 2022 in Environment

While England’s mains tap water is rigorously tested and classed as safe to drink, studies are showing that levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in drinking water are way too high. So what are ‘forever chemicals’, why are they in our drinking water, and what can you do to reduce them and protect yourself?

What are ‘forever chemicals’?

‘Forever chemicals’ are so named because they contain toxins and microplastics that don’t break down, dilute, or disappear. Their scientific name is Poly (or Per) Fluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) and they come from all types of production and manufacturing processes and in a range...

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What Equipment Do You Need in Your Commercial Restaurant Kitchen?

Posted by on April 27th 2022 in Environment , Water Coolers

No two restaurants operate in the same way. And, as any restaurant owner will confirm, there’s plenty to think about when it comes to fitting out any commercial restaurant kitchen. Let’s take a look at some of the key equipment you might need to run your restaurant kitchen. But there might be certain equipment that could serve better when moved outside the kitchen…

Restaurant kitchen equipment checklist

Any restaurant kitchen needs to operate to the highest standards. And that means a lot of equipment, furniture, and appliances. That will give your team what they need to prep, cook, and bake so the...

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What Is Earth Day And Why Is It Important?

Posted by on April 22nd 2022 in Environment

As environmental ‘awareness days’ go, they don't get much more significant than Earth Day. And while all awareness days largely happen on the same day each year, many of them, no matter how well-known they are, still need to be heavily publicised to raise awareness of the event and its cause. And they don't come much bigger than Earth Day.

What is Earth Day?

As one of the most well-known awareness days, Earth Day now has its roots firmly planted making it a truly global event. Earth Day happens on April 22 every year to show support for the preservation and protection...

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Top 5 Benefits Of Using Glass Bottles In Your Business

Posted by on April 13th 2022 in Environment

In this era of climate awareness, most sectors and industries have got their work cut out in sourcing sustainable and eco-friendly supplies. But in trying to reduce the amount of single-use plastic bottles used across London's hospitality and leisure industries, as well as workplaces, a move to using glass bottles could be a positive next step to a greener, more sustainable future.

A positive step forward

Recycling, reducing, and reusing as much as we can is now looked at as a global necessity as we battle the climate emergency – especially in high-density cities like London. But it can also be a...

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Should I Turn My Water Dispenser Off At Night To Save Electricity?

Posted by on March 18th 2022 in Environment , Helpful Advice , Hot Water Dispensers

Having a convenient source of pure-filtered water around the office or home is a great way to help people stay productive and hydrated. But whether you like an ice-cold thirst quencher to keep you refreshed or need easy access to hot water on demand for tea and coffee rounds, you’ll be using energy. So should you be turning your water dispenser off at night to save electricity?

Turn off to save money

Thirsty Work has put together an environmental policy that sees us taking big steps towards being as progressively green as possible in everything we do. And we put the same...

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5 Top Tips On How You Can Improve your Office Kitchen

Posted by on March 14th 2022 in Environment

If you’ve had to steer your business through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably had to make some changes to how you operate. Many London businesses are going through the same thing. But with every downsize or upscale into new premises or with every decision to have an office revamp, you’re afforded a prime opportunity to improve your office kitchen.

A functional, practical, and cool office kitchen

Office kitchens are often the place where teams get to hang out when they’re away from their desks or workstations. So as a social space, your office kitchen needs to tick plenty of...

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