A single bottle of water can take up to 100 years to decompose which is a scary figure considering we throw out billions of water bottles a year. Landfills are filling up faster than our planet can handle and this problem is in desperate need of a solution. Ari Jonsson, an Icelandic product designer, may have just solved it.
After Jonsson read about the alarming waste of plastic, he decided to invent a 100% natural, 100% biodegradable water bottle made from algal. Ari Jonsson exhibited his project during this year’s Reykjavik design festival DesignMarch saying “I read that 50 per cent of plastic is used once and then thrown away so I feel there is an urgent need to find ways to replace some of the unreal amount of plastic we make, use and throw away each day.”
He went on to say “Why are we using materials that take hundreds of years to break down in nature to drink from once and then throw away? Jonson began to study the strengths and weaknesses of different products. He soon stumbled across agal which is a substance produced from algae. When agar is added to water it forms a jelly-like material and when heated it can be moulded into any shape. As long as the bottle is full, it will hold its shape, but when it is empty it will begin to decompose.
We are hoping that his concept will catch on with some of the major water manufacturers so together we can create a greener future for our grandchildren.
Here at Pressure Coolers, we are all about helping the environment. We can’t wait for this product to take off and become the new big thing. In the meantime, we do make a conscious effort to recycle our plastic bottles. Should you require any more information on our products and wish to talk to one of our customer care team, feel free to visit our website or call us on 020 8855 3333.
The United Nations’ World Water Day is coming up in a few days. This important day promotes access to clean drinking water for everyone across the globe. Each year events are organised on 22 March to increase people’s awareness of the importance of water in the environment, agriculture, health as well as trade.
Worldwide, 783 million people do not have access to clean and safe drinking water. This translates to one in nine people who are not able to access safe and clean water which is an alarming figure when you think about it.
Events that take place during World Water Day includes visual art, theatrical and musical celebrations of water. Sports competitions are also held which includes the likes of swimming as well as local river and lake excursions. Campaigns and fund raising events are also held to raise money for ways to improve clean water access rates as well as promote awareness of clean water by protecting worldwide water sources.
As part of the Agenda 21, World Water Day was created as part of a worldwide plan for areas where human activities affect the environment. In December 1992, the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring that 22 March would be World Water Day for the rest of the years to come. Developed and developing countries alike were encouraged to engage in activities to highlight international needs for water. Ultimately, leading to the first Word Water Day being held in 1992.
Here at Pressure Coolers, we recognise the importance of the need to promote both access and preservation of clean drinking water for all people across the globe. We see World Water Day as a positive step towards the realisation of this.
If you have any queries about our water, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly sales team on 020 8855 3333.
Accessing convenient and clean water is a major issue in both developed and developing countries. People are constantly buying individual plastic bottles to ensure that the water they are drinking is safe to consume.
Billions of bottles of water are consumed all over the world year after year. The alarming statistic is that less than 20% of these bottles are actually recycled. The bottled-water habit is not only making a dent in our wallets but is creating long term destruction to our environment.
The sheer amount of waste that is produced has led communities to take part in a bottle water ban and it is now taxed as a luxury item. There is, however, a far more sustainable way to ensure that people have access to clean water without the deadly cost to our environment – the bottle filling station.
It provides an alternative to traditional drinking water fountains and is an innovative way to replenish reusable bottles. Bottle fillers come in numerous shapes and sizes. They are a convenient way to enjoy the highest quality filtered water whilst encouraging people to reuse their plastic water bottles.
Bottle filling stations provide rapid, filtered water to quench any user’s thirst. Their water flow is up to three times faster than a standard drinking fountain, filling up water bottles in no time at all. They have the capacity to deliver up to 12 gallons of chilled drinking water per hour. Their capacity makes them ideal for indoor facilities like sports centres and schools or universities where demand for constant cold water is high.
Another advantage to bottle filling stations is they preform 24-hours a day without the added hassle of storing and changing bottles as they are installed directly into existing water lines. Basically, you will never run out of clean, pure water again.
Here at Maestro Pressure Coolers we supply a range of bottle filling stations that are ideal for environmentally conscious environments in need of high capacity chilled water. If you are looking to buy a bottle filler or are interested in finding out more about the product, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 020 8855 3333.
Organising construction site welfare can be a daunting task, we have created an infographic to show the five key essentials you need to organise for your construction site. These essentials include toilets, washing facilities, drinking water, rest rooms and changing rooms. For more information about our products and services, check out our website.