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How Much Water Do You Really Need To Be Drinking Each Day?

Posted by on November 11th 2021 in Health

Wherever we go, it’s not unusual for us to see, hear, or read information telling us we should be drinking plenty of water each day. So are we all drinking enough? Or are we drinking too much? It’s not like it’s a new health and wellness craze – it’s vital to life on earth as we know it as well as helping our bodies function properly. So how much water should we be drinking each day – and why?

How much and what should you drink?

There’s no definitive right answer on how much water we should drink each day, but we...

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The Responsible Way Of Recycling And Reusing Our Water Coolers

Posted by on November 8th 2021 in Environment

Recycling our products and using recycled materials is an essential part of how Thirsty Work operates. From eco-friendly recyclable packaging to our recyclable products, nothing goes to landfill, and that includes the main body of each of our water coolers. So what are our coolers made of and what happens to them once they reach the end of their working life?

An eco-friendly sector

Back in 2018, the government announced a new ‘plastic tax’. Coming into force in 2022, the tax will apply to any plastic packaging that’s produced or imported into the UK that doesn’t contain at least 30% recycled plastic.


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Is It Safe To Drink Mains Water With Added Fluoride?

Posted by on October 27th 2021 in General, Health

The fluoride level in mains drinking water has long since been a controversial topic. Though a natural mineral that’s found in every supply at differing levels, there’s been a long-running argument between the risks and benefits of artificially adding more. But news is filtering out that fluoride will begin to be added to drinking water across the UK in a new attempt to fight tooth decay.

Rising tooth decay in the UK

We’re all aware of fluoride being a common and essential ingredient of everyday toothpaste, so why do we need extra into our water supply? The fluoride mineral is found in...

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5 Steaming Good Reasons Why You Should Invest In A Hot Water Dispenser

Posted by on October 12th 2021 in Hot Water Dispensers

Giving you instant hot water at the push of a button or pull of a tap, a hot water dispenser is the most sensible way forward for both home and office kettle users. With today’s eco-conscious way of living, an efficient and energy-saving hot water dispenser might see the humble kettle getting unplugged permanently – at home and in the office. Together with an unlimited supply of hot water, here are five more steaming good reasons why one of our Thirsty Work hot water dispensers could be the new kid on the block in every kitchen.

1. Steaming hot water

With each...

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Touchless Water Dispenser Options To Keep Your Employees Safe At Work

Posted by on October 6th 2021 in Water Coolers

As employees return to their workplaces, employers are responsible for following any government guidelines to ensure COVID restrictions and safety are in place for their staff. Keeping your offices and workplaces clean and safe isn’t an easy task, but it can be made easier by introducing a touchless water dispenser, giving your staff and visitors confidence while staying healthy and hydrated at work.

Water dispenser health and safety

Health and safety in any workplace are important all the time, to ensure all staff and visitors are protected and looked after. But as the global pandemic continues to advance – albeit more slowly...

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How We Keep Our Refillable Water Bottles Out Of Landfill

Posted by on September 28th 2021 in Environment

Recycling plays a crucial role in reducing the global need to rely on the earth’s diminishing natural resources. As a responsible and environmentally-conscious company, Thirsty Work is aware of the impact we may have on our surroundings. And only by taking bold steps to reduce our impact can we make a difference. So another part of our eco-friendly practices is to ensure all our refillable water bottles are recycled without ever ending up in landfills.

Refundable bottle deposits

Many Thirsty Work customers across the country choose our mains fed water coolers, accounting for around ⅔ of our coolers that are in use...

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Is Toxic Lead Piping Affecting The Water And Pupils In Your School?

Posted by on September 20th 2021 in Environment

The UK has some of the highest standards in the world for the mains water supply going into schools up and down the country, with strict tests and checks carried out to ensure it stays that way. But while the water quality is outstanding, the pipework in your school may be inadequate, negatively affecting your water supply – and your pupils.

UK Water quality standards

With 25 water suppliers covering the UK, each delivers and maintains the essential water – and sewerage – systems we use every day, meeting tough UK and EU standards along the way. As well as ensuring every...

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The 5 Benefits Of Staying Hydrated

Posted by on September 14th 2021 in Health, Helpful Advice

Although it might seem like a basic, everyday fluid, water is one of the most important nutrients our bodies can consume, as well as being vital for keeping us and everything else alive. Maintaining our hydration is crucial in helping the essential daily functioning of our body, from our brains and our insides to our muscles and joints. Alongside plenty of others, here are just 5 benefits of drinking more water and staying hydrated.

1. It boosts your mental and physical energy

Around 75% of our brain is made up of water, so it makes sense to drink plenty of water to...

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Do Hot Water Dispensers Have Filters For London Water?

Posted by on September 10th 2021 in Hot Water Dispensers

It’s a well-known fact that UK mains water supplies can taste different from region to region. With plenty of people in London rejecting the ‘chemically’ taste of their mains water, they’re turning to the natural taste of fully-filtered water from a cooler. But what about hot water dispensers? Do they have filters to improve the taste of London water or do they serve another purpose as well?

Kettles vs hot water dispensers

For any London office or workplace with multiple employees, the number of kettles being boiled over the course of a working day can very quickly mount up. And if overnight...

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What Is Sustainable Water Management And How Can We Achieve It?

Posted by on September 3rd 2021 in Environment

Our planet Earth only has a finite amount of natural resources. So the key to conserving water – one of the most precious resources of all – is to bring in sustainable water management. While it’s essential that we all get more environmentally-friendly in the way we live from day to day, what does sustainable water management really mean and how do we do it?

What Is Sustainable Water Management?

In a nutshell, sustainable water management is ensuring there’s enough clean, fresh drinking water to meet the needs of the current and future generations, as well as for domestic, farming, industry, and...

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