It’s a very rare occasion when anyone in my house drinks store bought water from a bottle. I have never understood the point of buying water when I already pay for it at home. When we are ready to go out we fill up our reusable water bottles or cups and we can refill them wherever we go. Really, it couldn’t be much easier.
I’ve never actually considered the environmental impact of the office water cooler though. You know the ones I’m talking about – the water cooler that everyone congregates around to take a break at the office. The one with the big plastic jug of water that goes gurgle, gurgle as you fill your little paper cup of water. I mean, it is a large plastic bottle but I just assumed they could turn those back in and reuse them. Sure that may be an option but I never really thought about the other resources that are used to bring those plastic bottles to the office and where exactly are they getting this water from? Is it filtered water or just plain ole’ tap water?
I was recently introduced to the team at Quench Water Coolers. Quench is a bottleless water filtration service that provides offices (or homes) a filtered water dispenser that works just like those other systems – minus the bottle! They have water filters to fit any size workplace and they connect right to the local water supply in the office. They take your tap water, run it through their filtration system, and provide you with clean, fresh, filtered tap water. There are no bottles! There are no delivery guys wasting natural resources to bring you bottled water! There is no waste!
Next time you are in a doctors office, spa, gym, hair salon, or other workplace that has a water cooler pay attention and let them know that their is a better way.
Looking for cloth diapering resources and tips? Visit my cloth diapering archives, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and on Pinterest.
Subscribe to new posts via your favorite RSS Feed Reader or by Email.