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Carbon footprint cut

13 October 2014

PHS Waterlogic, the first company to have its water dispensers independently certified by the Carbon Trust, has just had its products re-certified to demonstrate that it has continued to achieve reductions across the range since 2010.

The company, which is Europe’s largest supplier of mains-fed water dispensing and purifying systems, achieved reductions across the board, with its WL2000 filter range achieving an impressive 5% reduction in carbon emissions per litre of water dispensed. A total of seven models were evaluated by the Carbon Trust, with all units achieving a further carbon reduction ranging between one and five per cent across the two-year certification period.

This means that all of Waterlogic’s dispensers will continue to display the Carbon Trust’s ‘Carbon Reduction Label’. The Carbon Trust’s certification is part of an evaluation process that verifies the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases emitted by the water dispensers at every stage of its lifecycle, encompassing manufacture, transportation, preparation and usage, right through to final disposal.

The ‘Carbon Reduction Label’ communicates that the carbon footprint has been accurately measured and that PHS Waterlogic is publicly committed to measuring and reducing its carbon footprint, based on a two-year product lifecycle.

The PHS Group's Washrooms Division’s sanitary disposal unit (SDU) exchange services has also achieved carbon reductions of up to three per cent and has also been recertified for a further two years with the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label, continuing its position as the first UK washrooms provider to hold the certification.

Emma Wood, PHS Group’s sustainability manager, said: "Our aim now is to continue this pledge and also empower our customers to make informed, sustainable purchasing decisions in order to meet their own environmental targets."