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Interserve And E.ON Awarded Accolade For Cup Plan

Interserve And E.ON Awarded Accolade For Cup Plan
18 February 2020
 

Interserve and E.ON have been awarded an Oceansaver Accolade for their plan to remove more than 1,300,000 single-use plastic cups from E.ON sites and replace them with Waterlogic’s Planet cup 100% biodegradable alternative.

Although the biodegradable cups are more expensive, Interserve and E.ON felt the more environmentally responsible action of eliminating single-use plastic cups far outweighed the additional expenditure.

Waterlogic is the UK’s largest supplier of drinking water systems. They recently launched the Oceansaver Accolade programme to recognise organisations that have made a significant contribution and commitment to the reduction of single-use plastics. Interserve, together with client E.ON, are one of the first to be recognised, following in the footsteps of Goldman Sachs who received an accolade just recently.

To read Oceansaver Accolade Presented To Goldman Sachs - Click Here

 

Doing our bit

 

Sara Leavesley, Head of Assets at E.ON, said: “Our purpose is to lead the journey to the future energy world by offering smart, sustainable and personalised solutions for our customers at home and in business. It is fantastic that our work with Interserve is being recognised as we both continue to develop sustainable solutions across E.ON sites.”

 

"To truly do that, we need to make sure we are doing our bit internally as well – having zero waste-to-landfill, sustainably powered offices and ever greater opportunities for electric vehicle charging at our sites."

–Sara Leavesley

Head of Assets, E.ON

 

Rollout

 

Interserve supports E.ON at 22 sites and has over 100 Waterlogic free-standing or countertop water dispensers. After a successful pilot at E.ON’s headquarters in Coventry, using 50,000 biodegradable water cups made from paper and corn starch lining, Interserve and Waterlogic rolled out the new Planet cups across all of the energy supplier’s sites.

Joanna Davies, Account Director at Interserve, said: “We mobilised the E.ON account in 2017 and now have 8,000 people using Waterlogic’s Planet 100% compostable and biodegradable cups. Employees are now encouraged to write their names on a cup and use it for the whole day. Because of this and other initiatives, E.ON is now a leading zero waste-to-landfill organisation.”

 

 Free-standing and countertop water dispensers

 

Waterlogic was the first company to introduce free-standing and countertop water dispensing systems that connect directly to existing water supplies, thereby reducing the need for environmentally unfriendly single-use plastic bottles.

Matt Hemming, Customer Experience Director at Waterlogic UK, said: “Our corporate responsibility is to set the pace and help to reduce the use of single-use plastics in the business and commercial sectors. Hopefully with the introduction of our sustainable consumables range, we can encourage other employers, schools, the food industry and the retail trade to set up single-use plastic education and reduction programmes.”

Picture: Photo caption: Left to right are Rebecca Tristram (E.ON), Zoe Spencer (E.ON), James Williams (Interserve), Joanna Davies (Interserve), Matt Hemming (Waterlogic UK) and Mark Inasi (Waterlogic UK).

Photo Credit: Lee Callaghan

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 18 February 2020

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