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 September 24th 2018 in Charity & Events
As one of the leading water cooler and water dispenser suppliers in the UK, we aim to provide convenient hydration solutions, with an excellent service to thousands of customers. Whilst this is our main aim, we also recognise that not everyone across the globe is as privileged as we are, for example not having access to such a necessity like clean drinking water.
In association with the British Water Cooler Association, we have raised funds for the charity Just a Drop who work at a grass root level to support local communities around the world with access to sustainable safe water...
Posted by Will Vickery on September 5th 2018 in General, Health
Recently TV and radio broadcaster, Adrian Chiles, spoke about his battle and coming to terms with the amount of alcohol he was consuming. Adrian never really thought about the actual numerical volume of alcohol he was drinking until after tracking his alcohol consumption an expert revealed that he was consuming 80 – 100 units per week, which is way over the recommended 14 units per week.
Adrian’s doctor told him if he carried on drinking alcohol in such excess that his liver damage could cause cirrhosis or death.
In addition to the damage that alcohol can have on the major organs in...
Posted by Will Vickery on August 24th 2018 in General
People all over the globe choose to drink bottled water over tap water for a multitude of different reasons. The taste, the cleanliness and the accessibility of bottled water all enter the equation for peoples preference of bottled water, but we have decided to delve into some bottled water facts to see if you still think bottled water is better.Bottled Water vs Tap Water
Water is made up of a collection atoms and is known as ultra-pure water and can actually do you harm! The water that we drink is packed full of small particles, salts, sugars and additives that means...
Posted by Will Vickery on August 15th 2018 in General
Water coolers have now become a staple part of any office. They provide us all with refreshing chilled water throughout the day, and make sure we stay well hydrated and healthy whilst we are at work. But where did the water cooler begin?History of the Water Cooler 2000BC – The Beginning: Sanskrit Writings
The pursuit of clean drinking water is something that has driven man kind to the evolutionary stage that we are currently at. The first written record of a water purification system is in the Sanskrit medical writings known as the Sus’ruta Samhita which includes such methods as boiling water...
Posted by Will Vickery on August 9th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice , Water Coolers
As a local water cooler supplier, we understand the importance of why your water cooler needs to be regularly sanitised. That’s why we feel it is important for us to educate you, on why your water cooler needs to be regularly sanitised. Essentially, water coolers are simple mechanisms and according to the British Water Cooler Association they need to be sanitised every quarter, as a minimum.Why do water coolers need sanitising?
The water in our bottled water coolers is sourced from our very own spring in Cornwall. This means, the water goes through the least amount of processing possible to give...
Posted by Will Vickery on July 18th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice
The quality of tap water can vary around the country. But do you actually know what is in your tap water? The total number of contaminates in tap water across the UK is unknown. But, research has shown that we know 14 contaminants can be found in water supplies across the UK, with the most common of these chemicals being chlorine, fluoride and aluminium.
In small amounts the majority of these chemicals will cause no harm, however they can be an issue at more concentrated levels. Despite this, one of the big concerns for people is how the contaminants affect the...
Posted by Will Vickery on July 9th 2018 in Health
As temperatures begin to rise, as we enter the summer months, people begin to send off warning bells to everyone to start taking precautions for heatwaves and summer related woes. Despite the sudden panic, it is important that we all start to take care of ourselves to ensure that our health doesn’t suffer. So in this blog I thought I would share some essential tips on how to beat the heat this summer and stay healthy.Hydrate and Hydrate
This is often considered as the most important aspect when trying to remain healthy in the summer heat. Staying hydrated is crucial during...
Posted by Will Vickery on July 4th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice
A study of 447 people found that students who take water into the examination hall may improve their grades.
The study from the universities of East London and Westminster, also noted that older students were more likely to bring in water to exam halls.
The researchers observed 447 psychology students at the University of East London – 71 were in their foundation year, 225 were first years and 151 were in their second year. Just 25% of the students entered the exam hall with a bottle of water.
According to one of the lead researchers Dr Mark Gardner from the University of Westminster,...