How to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Consumption with Vended Water

Plastic waste is an increasing problem around the world. The material doesn’t decompose, and leaches chemicals into the soil and groundwater. And given the popularity of bottled water in single-use plastic bottles, the problem of plastic waste doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

Thankfully, commercial reverse osmosis systems and retail water dispensers offer your restaurant or other commercial establishment a much more eco-friendly alternative to bottled water, and at a more affordable price than you might expect. Read on to learn more about how these systems can help your business.

What are the downsides to single-use plastic bottled water?

Single-use plastic bottles of water are very popular—you can find them at grocery stores, convenience stores, airports and all kinds of other establishments—and the number of such bottles used has increased dramatically over the past decade. Unfortunately, not all single-use plastics are recyclable. This means that nearly every time someone purchases a bottle of water, it will end up in the landfill. Especially given how much emphasis is placed on recycling and reducing waste these days, this current level of use is not sustainable.

What are the benefits of water dispensers?

Fortunately, water dispensers can offer your business a much more sustainable alternative to single-use plastic water bottles.

The most obvious benefit is that this reusable container will stay out of the landfill. The water itself will also be more eco-friendly, as it’s produced by a commercial reverse osmosis system. This process typically involves cold water being pushed through the machine, which filters out impurities. These systems are designed to last many years without breaking down, so they can be a long-term benefit to your business.

There’s also the “green” factor to consider. By switching to a commercial reverse osmosis system for dispensing water, you can help to reduce your business’s carbon footprint. This helps give your business a positive image.

What are the requirements of retail water dispensers?

Water dispensers require a cold water supply, which is readily available in most commercial establishments. They also require electricity, which is typically the only additional cost associated with installing a dispenser.

Your business will also need to buy commercial replacement filters for the water dispenser system. This is another cost that doesn’t require much overhead, since the filters typically last for 60 to 90 days.

How can my business get started?

Businesses can find great retail water dispensers and commercial reverse osmosis systems by partnering with a company like Pure Water Technologies. We will happily provide your business with both the containers and the water systems for between-use water dispensing.

By using a reusable container, your business will also be able to offer its clients or customers a more sustainable option that will help the environment and save you money in the long run.

With these benefits and low initial investment requirements, there’s no better time to take advantage of vended water systems. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options!