The bottled water industry reduces its environmental impactWater coolers. News 04/18/2013
El Prat de Llobregat, 18th April 2013
Environmental sustainability is a priority for the bottled water industry, water coolers and drinking fountains. According to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA),recycling water bottles has increased significantly and has reduced the use of plastic manufactured, called polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
According to data from the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) referred to the United States in the past 11 years the weight of plastic bottles pint has been reduced by at least 47.8%, reaching 9.9 grams.
Meanwhile, in the U.S. the rate of plastic bottle recycling increased in 2011 by 38.6%, when the previous year had been increased 32.25%.
Recycling, reducing and reusing plastic bottles and containers especially benefit a sector committed to quality, health and the environment as the water cooler or drinking water fountain. This is the case of Canaletas, water coolers manufacturer, with quality certificate UNE 149101 and its own sanitation system for their water coolers.
Also, a rising consumer trend in the water cooler field are (Point-of-Use) water coolers, which are connected to the public water mains and, therefore, no need bottles.
Canaletas is a family company founded in 1965 which focuses on designing and manufacturing all kinds of pressure fountains and water coolers, along with the marketing of water filters. It has more than 40 different models adapted to the requirements of the end customer, as water coolers for companies, factories, home, schools ... etc.. Headquartered in El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona),the company has offices in Madrid, Andalusia and the Basque Country, as well as an extensive network of distributors covering the whole country. In turn, is also present in the European Union and exported to many different areas.
Currently, Canaletas is the most experienced manufacturer of water coolers and drinking fountains in Europe and is characterized by its innovative spirit, this can be seen by the numerous patents that have been registered throughout its 45 year history. The company is now run by the second generation and is notable for the quality of its products that stand the test of time and offer a "life cycle" superior to most other coolers and drinking fountains on the market.