Posted by Peter Wheeler on March 13th 2020 in Health
Now that coronavirus has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, it is worth taking the time to fully understand this incredibly contagious virus and how you could be affected by it.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses, according to the World Health Organisation, are a group of viruses that cause a range of respiratory illnesses. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fevers, coughs, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. It is worth noting that not all types of coronavirus are transferrable to humans, however people with pre-existing respiratory conditions are at particularly risk.
The current strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) is a...
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 Peter Wheeler on February 26th 2020 in Benefits of Water
To help maintain good drinking habits and maintain your recommended 6-8 glasses of water per day, drinking the best tasting water possible can be a great help. To keep your water tasting as fresh as possible, using a filter is invaluable in removing any bad taste, but is drinking filtered water better for you?What Is In Unfiltered Tap Water?
While UK tap water is regularly checked to ensure that it is at a standard that is safe to drink, to achieve these standards UK tap water is processed with large amounts of potentially harmful chemicals, which may cause health problems if...
Posted by Will Vickery on February 14th 2020 in Health
Remaining hydrated is incredibly important no matter how much you exercise. The benefits of keeping well hydrated are numerous and have an effect on every aspect of your life. With the weather now getting warmer and our new year’s fitness resolutions starting to work their way into our daily routines, it can be difficult to maintain our hydration levels, especially during prolonged or high-intensity exercise.What Is Dehydration?
There are many different ways that people have measured dehydration, but without lab equipment to test blood samples, it can be difficult to find one easy-to-do measurement to check if you are dehydrated. There...
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 Peter Wheeler on December 4th 2019 in Water Coolers
If you have just arranged a free trial of one of our wide range of hot and cold water dispensers, or maybe you’ve just received a quote, you may be wondering what your next step is. At Thirsty Work, we make owning and using a water dispenser as simple as possible, to allow you to get on with what’s important with the knowledge that you are drinking only the freshest, best tasting water.
With this in mind, we take all of the hassle out of getting your dispenser installed by handling everything for you. As a proud member of the BWCA,...
Posted by Peter Wheeler on November 29th 2019 in Hot Water Dispensers
Hot drinks are an essential part of any workplace. In the UK, around 95 million cups of coffee and 165 million cups of tea are drunk every day, which averages about 4 cups per person per day! But while getting a hot drink can be at the front of our minds, how we make our drinks isn’t something most people think about, which means that a lot of people are missing out on the opportunity to save themselves money and time by upgrading to a hot water dispenser.What Are My Options?
For most workplaces, hot drinks are dependent on a kettle....