Presentation on theme: "For many, the Waterlogic choice couldn’t be any clearer."— Presentation transcript:
1 For many, the Waterlogic choice couldn’t be any clearer.
2 Better Thinking. Better Water. Practice what we PreachSee how we design better productsUp to 72% less Co2See Sustain ProjectDon’t believe us?Take a look at the external data.Cost SavingFrom lower energy use.See our data.UN Global CompactOur commitment to ethics and sustainabilityEnergy StarWaterlogic Awarded Energy Star® AccoladeLess WasteEliminate bottles, reduce waste
3 Who wants to know more? Environmental Benefits for you POU v Bottled Water – The storyReasons to believeSome Environmental Facts
4 Better for the environment Our colors are blue. But we’re always thinking green.Reduce your carbon footprintDecrease contribution to landfillsReduce energy consumptionOffer a modern, advanced, convenient source of hot, cold, or sparkling waterReduce dependence on single use beverage containersAchieve cost savingsSelect an efficient, hygienic, unlimited water source
5 Everybody’s carbon footprint could use a little reducing
6 Everybody loves to run more efficiently Save money on workplace drinking water.Pay one regular fee, no matter how much water you drink.Avoid paying for:Producing and recycling bottles (including landfill taxes)Energy costs of producing bottled waterThe administration to plan, forecast, and order all your workplace water.Storage of empty and full (spare) bottles.Disruption caused by repeated bottle deliveries and complicated invoices.Health and safety risks of lifting heavy bottles or drinking water that has not been filtered or purified at the point of use.
8 POU: Better than bottles. Opportunity CostPositive environmental effectsReplacing bottled water with Waterlogic POU units significantly reduces total cost of drinking to your organization. Waterlogic products are by nature a cost saving and environmentally friendly technology replacing bottled water and promoting a positive effect on the workplace.Direct Visible CostPossible direct saving against bottled water costs..Additional “less visible” costsAdministration costHealth & Safety risksStorage Costs, Security and disruption, Staff WelfareFor more information, click here
9 The Sustain ProjectUp to72%less Co2 footprintwith WaterlogicPOUA recent independent study was undertaken by the respected UK environmental consultancy Sustain, comparing the carbon footprint of a Waterlogic POU dispenser with a standard Bottled Water Cooler, proving that the Waterlogic POU has a lower carbon footprint.
10 Reasons to believeWith many other water purification technologies, getting great quality water, entails a potentially energy intensive process.Waterlogic UV purification has always been the best solution in terms of purity and energy efficiency.But Firewall goes that step further,, % purity, achieved in less than 1 second, optimizing energy usage, its as much an environmental story as a purification story.For more information, click here
11 Reasons to believe ENERGY STAR Our water dispensers have been awarded the Energy Star mark. Water coolers that earn the ENERGY STAR® not only help organizations reduce their energy bills, but also can help make a difference for the environment by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.ENERGY STAR qualified water coolers result in 45% savings over typical products.“ENERGY STAR is more than a label awarded for energy efficiency. It is a partnership among government, business, and consumers, united in the pursuit of a common goal—to protect our environment for future generations….The quality of the environment is everyone’s responsibility and by bringing ENERGY STAR into homes and businesses we can make an enormous difference.” US EPAFor more information, click here
12 UN Global CompactWaterlogic is a proud signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.The UN Global Compact is a framework for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.As the world’s largest, global corporate citizenship initiative, the Global Compact is first and foremost concerned with exhibiting and building the social legitimacy of business and markets.For more information, click here
13 Waterlogic - Simply Pure, Simply Green Waterlogic actively addresses its environmental responsibilities In these ways:ItemCurrent positionFuture improvementEnvironmentalProduct DesignSleep ModeMost Waterlogic models include a sleep mode option for reduction of energy use.Low Energy RequirementsWaterlogic units are designed for low energy consumption.Leak ProtectionMechanismThe leak protection mechanisms which are a feature of many Waterlogic products, varying slightly by model, they stop the waste of water in the event of a leak.ComponentsEco-friendlyCompressorsWaterlogic compressors currently utilize non ozone depleting recycling refrigerant r134a.New and even friendlier refrigerants are also being examined and tested, such as CO2.RecyclablesAll polymers, steels, UV lamps and packaging used in Waterlogic machines are fully recyclable. All of the chemicals used by Waterlogic are non toxic and environmentally-friendly. Waterlogic machines are made of a minimum 80% of recyclable parts.Working on improving the recyclability of filter components.
14 Waterlogic - Simply Pure, Simply Green Waterlogic actively addresses its environmental responsibilities In these ways:ItemCurrent positionFuture improvementCertifications and ComplianceCompanyCertificationISO 9001 and CE: In addition to other certifications, Waterlogic products bear several that pertain to environmental considerations including the CE Certification Marking, which is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislations. WRAS Approval - WRc-NSF Ltd. Certificate, certifies that the products do not cause waste, improper use, improper consumption or water resource contaminationWaterlogic is commencing the process of attaining ISO and OHSAS certifications, which give the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS), a tool for helping organizations to implement good environmental practice and to aim for continual improvement of their environmental performance.ROHS/WEEE DirectiveAll electronics and wiring within Waterlogic products are ROHS compliant. Waterlogic also meets the requirements of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive concerning the collection, recovery & recycling of equipment. RoHS compliance is not assumed, but tested by third party laboratories to ensure full compliance with this directive. Components, including painted plastic components, have also been tested and fully complied with all RoHS stipulations.
15 Energy Consumption Comparison See how low the energy requirements of a Waterlogic products are in comparison to a 100 watt light bulb:Item Equipment DescriptionEnergy Consumptionin operationWL4 Cold OnlykWhWL4 Hot & ColdkWhWL4 Hot & Cold (in standby mode)kWhWL4 Hot, Cold & SparklingkWhWL4 Hot, Cold & Sparkling (standby mode)kWhWL2 Cold & AmbientkWhWL2 Hot & ColdkWhWL2 Hot & Cold (in standby mode)kWhkWhWL2 Cold & Ambient (in standby mode)Comparison 100 watt light bulb2,4 kWhEnergy consumption of machinesCompared to 100v Light BulbEnergy Consumption kWhWT = Average temperature of incoming water RT = Average room temperatureNOTE: This information is provided as guidance only.Energy consumption will be effected by incoming water temperature, room - temperature and usagepatterns.. Water samples were taken in quantities of; 10 litres cold and 10 litres hot, except for sparkling versions where; 10 litres hot, 6 litres cold and 4 litres sparkling were taken.Though considerably larger, Waterlogic POU machines use about the same or significantly less energy than a 100 watt light bulb.
17 The FactsReplacing bottled water with Waterlogic POU significantly reduces negative impact on the environment.By replacing bottled water with POU, organizations can promote a positive effect on the environment:Reducing fuel consumption resulting in CO2 emissions and traffic congestion caused by delivery trucks on the road moving bottlesEliminating wasted plastics from bottles, which can only be re-used 4-5 timesEliminating detergent use for bottle cleaning
18 The Facts Bottled water facts... The World Wildlife Foundation estimates that 1.5 million tons of plastic are used globally each year for water bottles1According to the Earth Policy Institute 1.5 million barrels of oil are required to make plastic bottles per year, enough to fuel 1,000 cars for a year2According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), bottled waters do not have any greater nutritive value than tap waterDelivering bottled water from far away places burn fossil fuels and results in the release of thousands of tons of harmful emissions; 22 million tons of bottled liquid is transferred each year from their country of origin3, transported by boat, train, air and ground transportBottled water that is shipped and/or stored cold requires additional electricity1 Ferrier, Catherine. “Bottled Water: Understanding a Cultural Phenomenon,” World Wildlife Fund.2 Germacimos, Ann. “Land Full of Bottles,” The Washington Times, 24 May 2007.3 Howard, Brian. “Message in a Bottle: Despite the Hype, Bottled Water is Neither Cleaner Nor Greener than Tap Water,” E: The Environmental Magazine, September – October 2003
19 The Facts Bottled water facts... Large amounts of energy are used in water bottling plants throughout the US and the world4Energy is required to remove the empty bottles in the form of recycling or trashBottled water may be no safer, or healthier than tap water in many countries while selling for up to 1000 times the price5Typically 90 % or more of the cost paid by bottled water consumers goes to things other than the water itself -- bottling, packaging, shipping, marketing, retailing, other expenses, and profit6According to the Climate Action Network, when some plastic bottles are incinerated along with other trash, as is the practice in many municipalities, toxic chlorine (and potentially dioxin) is released into the air while heavy metals deposit in the ash74 “Bottled Water: A River of Money,” by Fast Company at5 Ferrier, Catherine. “Bottled Water: Understanding a Cultural Phenomenon,” World Wildlife Fund.6 Ferrier, Catherine. “Bottled Water: Understanding a Cultural Phenomenon,” World Wildlife Fund.7 Howard, Brian. “Message in a Bottle: Despite the Hype, Bottled Water is Neither Cleaner Nor Greener than Tap Water,” E: The Environmental Magazine, September – October 2003.
20 The FactsThere are many environmental costs that society must pay, such as loss of groundwater, toxic emissions from plastic production and destruction, air pollution from transporting the products, and the disposal of loads of empty bottlesThe Container Recycling Institute (CRI) estimates that supplying the US bottled water market for 1 year consumes more than 1.5 million barrels of oil, which is enough to generate electricity for more than 250,000 homes or enough to fuel 100,000 cars for an entire year8The CRI estimates that 90% of plastic water bottles end up as either garbage or litter98 Howard, Brian. “Message in a Bottle: Despite the Hype, Bottled Water is Neither Cleaner Nor Greener than Tap Water,” E: The Environmental Magazine, September – October 2003.9 CNN’s All About Plastic featured on Container Recycling Institute website at
21 The FactsThere are many environmental costs that society must pay, such as loss of groundwater, toxic emissions from plastic production and destruction, air pollution from transporting the products, and the disposal of loads of empty bottlesPlastic accounts for 25% of the total volume of material sent to landfills every year and plastic water bottles can take as long as 1,000 years to biodegrade10. Plastics are the fastest growing sector in the waste stream and currently take up 25 percent of the volume of materials sent to landfills each year11Tap water is distributed through an energy-efficient infrastructure12Approximately 40 percent of bottled water begins as tap water13Less than 5 percent of plastic waste is recycled each year1410 Arnold, Emily and Janet Larsen. “Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain,” Earth Policy Institute, 2 February 2006.11 “Bottled Up and Tapped Out,” Food & Water Watch at12 Arnold, Emily and Janet Larsen. “Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain,” Earth Policy Institute, 2 February 2006.13 Arnold, Emily and Janet Larsen. “Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain,” Earth Policy Institute, 2 February 2006.14 Bottled Up and Tapped Out,” Food & Water Watch at
22 Join the Bottle-less Water Movement! There are numerous environmental groups, individual consumers, businesses, and local governments joining the movement toward bottle-less water, for more information see:Think outside the bottle -Drink tap -Take back the tap -UNICEF tap project -Inside the bottle -Refill not landfill -
23 The Anti bottled water ‘buzz’ US pressure to get congress to cease their own bottled water use -Environmental Working Group report on bottled water contaminants -Canadian pressure group campaigning against bottled waterAustralian University of Canberra leading the university bottle ban