Today, on National Refill Day, we have launched our new hygienic range of BaSix H2O~2U Drinks Stations, to help businesses engage with the National Drinking Water Scheme and play their part in reducing plastic pollution.
Now, more than ever, people base their eating (and drinking) decisions on so much more than the food on offer. Due to growing concerns about climate change, people want sustainable options that have a minimal impact on the environment, and for many, top of the agenda is reducing the use of single-use plastic! The onus is on food service operators to operate in a way that protects the environment and meet these ever-growing expectations.
The National Drinking Water Scheme, a collaborative drive between water companies and the Refill campaign, has called on high street retailers, including coffee shops and restaurants, to offer refill points for the public to top-up their water bottles in order to significantly cut plastic bottle use – and now Mechline’s new BaSix H2O~2U Drinks Station makes it even easier for operators to get involved.
Mechline’s BaSix wall-mounted drinks station is a hygienic and safe solution for offering drinking water to staff, customers and the public, across all catering industry environments. The station comes complete with a water bottle filler and /or bubbler tap and, thanks to various basin options, can be tailored in style and function to suit its location. The range includes four basin models – which vary in size, material and colour – as well as splashback and waste bin option(s) to choose from, making it the ideal addition to any public and staff areas.
Fully WRAS approved, the BaSix H2O~2U Drinks station complies to the highest of standards. The tall swan neck bottle filler and deep bowl combination can accommodate large water bottles, whilst reducing splashback and protecting the floor from hazardous spills, and the push top water-bubbler with shielded spout provides a steady and sanitary supply of water. Both have been built with a double filter, to ensure users a thick and uniform water flow, to increase hygienic use and convenience.
Kristian Roberts, Marketing Manager at Mechline comments: “The food service industry has an important role to play in reducing single-plastic use and one of the simplest, most decisive actions operators can take is offering free water refills at their sites! With research showing that people are more likely to purchase from a business that offers free water, it not only makes sense morally, but also from a business perspective too – and Mechline’s new BaSix Drinks Station offers an accessible, hygienic solution to suit any area of a catering operation!”
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View the full range of BaSix Drinks Stations here.