Each year, business.com’s team of independent researchers evaluate business solutions to help companies make smarter buying decisions. The team gathers data that would be readily available to anyone requiring an honest and unbiased review, including talking with business owners, reading user comments, testing systems when possible, and considering pricing until they narrow down their list to the best picks.
This year, Quench was selected as the “Best Environmentally Friendly Water Delivery Service,” and we couldn’t be prouder. For over 20 years, our mission has been to provide clean, sustainable drinking water to businesses nationwide, and that’s exactly what this award is recognizing.
As plastic pollution becomes an increasing global issue, many people are trying to reduce their plastic waste, both at home and in the workplace. At the same time, most people want to stay hydrated. These two intentions can be inherently contradictory if you drink water from a 5-gallon plastic water jug or single-use plastic water bottle.
At Quench, we understand that staying hydrated is important to our health, especially in the workplace as studies suggest that almost 80% of Americans don’t drink enough water at work, and we believe it shouldn’t have to come at the cost of the environment. By offering point-of-use (POU) water coolers to businesses across the country, we can help thousands of employees, customers, and guests stay hydrated and healthy while eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
The Plastic Water Bottle Problem
Over 50 billion plastic water bottles are purchased in the U.S. each year. Ideally, these plastic bottles would be recycled, but studies show that less than 30 percent of plastic bottles purchased in the U.S are recycled each year, and only about 70 percent of the plastic material can be used in the recycling process. This means that most of the plastic waste ends up in our water ways and landfills.
Not to mention all the production and distribution pollution associated with plastic bottled water delivery services, including carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from burning fuel to produce and transport the plastic water bottles. In one year, the manufacturing of plastic water bottles burns about 6 million gallons of fuel and releases approximately 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.So, even if you recycle your plastic water bottle, the production of that bottle has already caused a negative impact on the environment.
The Quench Solution
As we reach a record amount of pollution on our planet, we each need to do our part to help save the environment that we all know and love. It can be challenging to adjust your daily life to be eco-friendlier, especially if it means giving something up in return. People purchase bottled water because it’s perceived as a safe, convenient and, when bottles are recycled, sustainable source of water. But with the tremendous advancements made in water filtration technology over the last decade, you can get clean, great-tasting water right from your tap into a reusable water bottle.
By refilling a reusable water bottle at a point-of-use (POU) machine you can personally save an average of 156 plastic water bottles from being produced each year. Multiply that number by the number of employees you have in your workplace, and you can see the immense positive impact a bottleless water cooler can have on the environment.
A standard Quench water cooler prevents approximately 150 five-gallon plastic water jugs or 6,000 16 oz. single-use plastic water bottles from ending up in landfills and waterways each year, and reduces all the associated production and transportation pollution. By adding a Quench water cooler to your business, you are taking the next step to becoming an eco-friendlier company and possibly LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.
So, what are you waiting for? Get a Quench bottleless water cooler today to save your business time, money, and the environment! Visit our website to learn more and check out our product finder to see which water cooler is right for your workplace.