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Why Should Universities use Branded Reusable Water Bottles?

21/04/2017 16:10

With the average person producing over 1.5 tons of waste a year, waste disposal is paramount in the education sector, especially at universities where the number of students, both undergraduate and postgraduates, can be in the tens of thousands or even more.

Most of the UK’s leading universities have sustainability policies in place to ensure that their carbon footprint is significantly reduced, giving their campus’ reputation a greener glow, including waste and recycling manifestos that both students and staff are encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible.

A tip for universities looking to reduce their carbon dioxide output is to implement the use of branded reusable water bottles on their campus, therefore cutting down on a number of disposable water bottles that are purchased on site and used in lectures, seminars and at any events that may be held on the premises. Although disposable plastic water bottles are recyclable, up to 60% of rubbish that ends up in the bin is too!

What are the benefits of promoting the use of branded reusable water bottles on campus?

  • Adds to the university’s sustainability policy and report
  • The large branding area enables maximum promotion of the university
  • Cost effective for both students and staff
  • Different shapes and designs are available, so each university is able to create a bottle that represents their character and ethos
  • A variety of lids and inserts are available, including fruit infusers
  • Encourages a healthy lifestyle

Why is using branded reusable water bottles better for the environment?

  • One disposable plastic bottle can take up to 100 years to decompose
  • The production of disposable water bottles emits toxins into the air
  • More water is used to make the bottle than there is in it
  • Disposable plastic bottles can contain harmful substances such as polyethylene terephthalate which can be a hazard to our health

Here are some examples of branded reusable water bottles that we've produced for some of our contracted universities: 

 

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