If you want an affordable yet endless supply of filtered water in your workplace, a bottleless watercooler is a perfect choice. Not only does a bottleless watercooler guarantee fresh, clean water to hydrate your team, it can remove unnecessary distractions and increase workplace efficiency.
For example, an integrated bottleless watercooler eliminates time-intensive tasks such as planning a water delivery, settling invoices, and both the storing and removing of plastic bottles from your workspace. Moreover, with an integrated supply, you make the sustainable choice by avoiding the collection and delivery of large plastic water bottles therefore reducing your business’ carbon footprint.
Your workday is busy enough. No one wants to miss that Friday deadline because you must take time out of your day to organize the next water bottle delivery, pay invoices or lug heavy plastic bottles through your office. Not to mention the risk of injury, if an employee trips and falls over an empty container.
If you replace your bottled water cooler with a Waterlogic bottle water system, you not only free up your time to focus on hitting that deadline but you can also use the storage space in ways that adds value to your office such as a new hot desk for visitors.
What steps has your business taken to do more, waste less?
Zero Waste Network Australia works with enterprises across the country to encourage the reuse and recycling of waste materials. The organisation partners with bedding manufacturers to divert old mattresses away from landfill as well as other environmentally-focused companies that recover waste from beaches for reuse elsewhere. Its efforts have diverted over 30,000 tonnes of waste from landfill—that’s fifty fully loaded jumbo jets.
How does your business contribute to the ongoing drive towards sustainability? A bottleless water dispenser could be a great place to start!
Four workplace benefits of a bottleless water cooler
If you choose a bottled water cooler, a member of staff must plan deliveries, collect and remove bottles, process invoices, as well as predict how much water to order each month. Every activity is a distraction. Even a brief interruption can double an employee’s error rate.
In short, it’s crucial to let your team focus on their job especially as 96% of full time workers reported that being hydrated positively impacts concentration and productivity.
A Waterlogic water dispenser integrates into your office water supply, which means one-time installation and no recurring distractions. Your team can accomplish more at work, while you could save up to 70% on your costs by tapping into your existing supply instead of having water delivered. Better still, you can take steps towards going plastic-free and reducing material waste.
1. Save time to focus on the day job
If you have a bottled supply, you must arrange for both the delivery of full bottles and the collection of empties, alongside finding space to store them all.
By switching to a bottleless water dispenser, you eliminate the plastic bottles from your workspace, saving up to $150 per month on waste management costs. Not forgetting the fact that the typical white-collar employee already loses up to five hours-a-day on distracting tasks—why not give them an hour back in place of organising the delivery schedule?
2. More space
Water bottles are big, office rent is expensive: if you use just 10sqm of floor space to store water bottles, it could cost you over $5,000 per year, even at a more modest commercial rates of Melbourne shown below on the right; move left into Sydney and your costs could almost double.
Worse, empty containers are potential trip hazards with work-place injuries costing the Australian economy £28bn annually. An integrated dispenser removes the hazard and frees up space, giving you room for an extra employee, or another spot for your team to relax in: a thoughtfully-designed office can boost productivity by as much as 15%.
3. Green credentials bolster your reputation
Cars, trucks and other vehicles represent the second largest source of Australia’s greenhouse gas production, contributing 18% of the nation’s annual emissions. Bottleless water dispensers not only eliminate the need for collection and delivery of water bottles, meaning fewer delivery vans on the road, but they also reduce reliance on plastic altogether.
Every kilogram of plastic produced creates six kilograms of carbon dioxide, so choosing a plastic-free option can have significant environmental benefits with a plumbed-in supply helping companies reduce their carbon footprint by up to 72%.
Moreover, one-third of consumers prefer products sold in eco-friendly packaging. Is it time to align your business values with those of your customers?
4. Stops you throwing money down the drain
If you have a water supply, you’re already paying a fixed charge, which could range anywhere from twenty to several thousand dollars per quarter. Why add a second bottled supply to your outgoings? Moreover, as the weather warms up during the summer months, your employees will drink more—which could create another surge in unexpected costs.
A business with 120 employees could save as much as 80% on its water bill – or $1,359 every month – freeing money to invest in new hardware, upgraded equipment, or even an office event. Waterlogic rents coolers at a fixed cost, no matter the demand, and a bi-annual maintenance schedule guarantees no sudden fees.
Do more, waste less is win-win for all
By switching to a bottleless water dispenser, you can increase your workplace productivity by removing the distractions of a bottled supply. You avoid the overheads of delivery and collection, eliminate the risks of storing bottles, and free valuable office space for a better use than storage.
Waterlogic bottleless water dispensers have green credentials as well. Designed with an environment-first mindset, these eco-friendly watercoolers conserve energy, fuel, and time by eliminating transport, storage, and the disposal of bottles, helping you have a positive impact on the environment, helping you to reduce your business’ carbon footprint by 72%.