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  1. Bottled water versus tap #WarOnPlastic

    Bottled water versus tap #WarOnPlastic
    Who watched Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's #WarOnPlastic programme last night? What compelling viewing and well done Hugh and Anita, on revealing the facts and engaging with the big hitters in retail and industry to affect change. Earth is becoming known as 'planet plastic' says Hugh. It is more than just the pollution from physical pieces and particles of plastic that are entering...
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  2. Top tips to go single-use plastic free

    Top tips to go single-use plastic free
    You may have noticed that this week held the second annual #OnePlasticFreeDay and the airwaves were buzzing with single-use plastic pollution notifications, hints and suggestions as to what we can all do in the home and workplace to help reduce plastic waste with sustainable alternatives or simply cut it out completely. It was also the week when Waitrose announced a...
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  3. Top Tips to Drink More Water at Work and Home

    Top Tips to Drink More Water at Work and Home
    It’s going to be warm this weekend and even with the very best of intentions, most of us know that we’re not actually drinking enough water. A staggering 89% of us are not drinking enough water to maintain healthy hydration levels. In fact 13% of women and 20% of men admit to drinking no water at all during the day...
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  4. How to stay hydrated in the workplace

    How to stay hydrated in the workplace
    As the warmer weather approaches, it's important to be well hydrated at work for general wellbeing. Staying healthy and alert in the workplace is key in maintaining optimum productivity levels and morale amongst the team. While there is a clear duty on the employer to provide drinking water at work, under the Workplace Regulations 1992, we often find it hard...
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  5. Top Tip for Better Mental Health is to Avoid Dehydration

    Top Tip for Better Mental Health is to Avoid Dehydration
    This week is Mental Health Week and our thoughts turn to ways in which we can help people cope and feel better. The most common conditions relating to mental health include anxiety, depression, personality and eating disorders to schizophrenia and addiction. Depression is more that just feeling sad and can affect anyone at any age and from any background. It...
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  6. Better Recycling with a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS)

    Better Recycling with a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS)
    Did you know there is just under a week left to tell the Government that you want them to act on plastic? The Government is consulting public opinion on deposit Return Schemes (DRS), which will help significantly reduce the biggest form of plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans, single-use plastic bottles. Every year in the UK alone, 5.5 billion...
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  7. How to Descale a Zip Hydrotap

    How to Descale a Zip Hydrotap
    Keep your team and workplace colleagues happy and keep your hot beverage machines working and in tip top condition. Equipment failures at coffee and tea time can be catastrophic for all concerned! Make sure you give your Zip HydroTap some regular TLC! Here’s how we can help. Why scale management is important for Zip taps ? Limescale build up can...
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  8. Why lemon water is good for you

    Why lemon water is good for you
    Good hydration is essential for better health and wellbeing. So when life gives you lemons add them to your chilled and filtered water for that extra taste boost (as well as your gin!). There are many other benefits that this delicious yellow fruit packs in with a punch. Lemon water helps to control your calorie intake every day Drinking lemon...
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  9. How to stay sugar-free

    How to stay sugar-free
    As we head towards the end of February we hope that going sugar free has delivered some encouraging health benefits in making long-term changes. Some say being sugar free has been harder to do than Dry January! Unlike the low fat diet of yesteryear, the sugar free one is principally low in starchy, easily digestible carbs but packed full of...
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  10. How to change your water cooler filter

    It’s easy to look after a water cooler - they are very reliable and low maintenance and with regular filter changes and some TLC, it will continue to provide you with great tasting, pristine drinking water for many years. As with any appliance, there are things you can and should do to optimise the performance of your cooler so by...
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