5 billion bottles and save money: A change in the workplace makes it possible

Every Minute in the world bought a Million disposable plastic bottles. Every 60 seconds, the amount of a garbage truck ends up with plastic in our oceans. Altho

5 billion bottles and save money: A change in the workplace makes it possible

Every Minute in the world bought a Million disposable plastic bottles. Every 60 seconds, the amount of a garbage truck ends up with plastic in our oceans. Although 14 percent of the global plastic packaging are collected for Recycling, only two percent is actually recycled.

A study of water logic shows that with a small change in a lot of waste could be saved If the access would be guaranteed to be Cold and/or filtered water in every workplace in Germany, would be to reduce the number of disposable plastic bottles by more than 5 billion pieces. More than 6000 full-time employees from all over Europe, North America and Australia were interviewed for the study, your drinking habits in the workplace.

Every third employer provides workers with plastic bottles

according to The study, to buy and dispose of employees in German firms and Establishments per year, approximately 7.7 billion of plastic bottles – at work, mind you. Thus, Germany ranks just behind the largest "plastic bottles-sinners" Spain.

Despite the fact that Germany is a world leader in the Recycling, and at least every second German is used, according to the survey, a reusable bottle, always offers to one-third employer, one-way plastic cups instead of sustainable Alternatives. The most exemplary of Norway performs in the investigation. Only 17 per cent of all companies supply their employees with water in disposable bottles.

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The creators of the study suggest that German workers could reduce your gas consumption is estimated at 2.4 billion pieces, if they had better access to filtered water.

More than 70 percent of the respondents believe that their employer could do more to reduce plastic waste. Almost every second is not, his company is trying enough to make a change.

Alternative: tap water and water dispenser

This could be achieved with a few simple steps a lot for the environment: Instead of providing the employees with disposable plastic bottles, should companies allow their employees access to cold, filtered water.

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The cheapest and most environmentally-friendly Alternative to the disposable plastic bottle, the tap water is, at least in Germany. "Because of strict guidelines apply to the quality of the tap water and it is intricately controlled, and purified, is tap water is usually a very good source to fluid intake," says Christiane Roick, Deputy head of staff of medicine in the AOK-Federal Association, in an interview with FOCUS Online.

all The more amazing is that many people in Germany distrust, according to the study, the water from the tap, apparently. 35 percent of respondents said they drink or not to fill their reusable bottles at the sink, "because the water has a bad taste". Every Fifth has doubts as to the quality of drinking water – although the water is controlled from the tap in Germany is strict.

you can Also use water dispensers are an Alternative. You were in Germany, especially useful where employees have no access to tap water with drinking quality. "For example, in large production halls without water connections," says Roick.

CO2 savings

The renunciation of disposable bottles saved from the environment thus not only plastic, but also of CO2: Because of heavy beverage crates and plastic-wrapped "water-Sixpacks" are often transported over many miles by Truck to the workplace. Tap water is as clear emission-free and considerably cheaper than water from the plastic bottle: One Liter of mineral water from the supermarket costs in Germany between 19 and 50 Cent, tap water, an average of only 0.2 cents.

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Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 10:26

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