Our Environmental Policy
Providing fresh drinking water has a relatively small effect on the environment, but like any other business our activities still have some impact. We are committed to improving our own performance and preventing pollution of the local, regional and global environment.
At Thirsty Work we do not believe it is possible for us to be a “Carbon Neutral” business but we believe we can reduce our impact on the environment by:
- Offering all existing and potential customers clear and factual advice regarding the environmental impact of both bottled and mains fed watercoolers.
- Using ecologically sound recyclable packaging materials.
- Where possible handling the recycling of our products and packaging without relying on our customers. We currently recycle our waste in the following categories: paper,cardboard, plastics, metals and general.
- Operating an open policy between suppliers, customers and staff on ideas and practical solutions on how we, as a business, can move forward regarding all aspects and efficiencies that can benefit the environment. fresh drinking water has a relatively small effect on the environment, but like any other business our activities still have some impact. We are committed to improving our own performance and preventing pollution of the local, regional and global environment.
We take on the responsibility for the recycling of our bottled and mains fed products and use ecologically sound recyclable packaging materials where possible. Our bottles are refillable and are reused many times over. When they reach the end of their lifecycle they are chipped to be recycled and never go to landfill. We invest in robust labeling to ensure we only use one label per bottle during its entire life. We charge our customers a refundable bottle deposit to encourage them to return the bottles for sterilisation and refilling. Our mains fed filters are made from ceramic and carbon and are therefore 100% recyclable.
We have invested in technology systems and processes that ensure we are distributing our products in the most efficient way possible. Active management alongside these systems ensures we achieve maximum efficiency, reducing our annual mileage and emissions. We are constantly working with our fleet providers to ensure we are at the leading edge of efficient transportation.
We are proud of our environmental record and believe in a genuine, open policy of energy
reduction. We are committed to constantly reducing all aspects of our environmental impact, from eliminating landfill waste to reducing our overall CO2 emissions.
Managing the Natural Resources
Thirsty Work bottle their water in the beautiful hamlet of Burlawn, one and a half miles to the south of Wadebridge in Cornwall. We do not waste any of the natural spring water by ensuring any unused water from the bottling plant is returned back onto the Aquifer to continue nature’s cycle.