We all know the last thing you want to be doing is buying more cups at the start of the week for your Water Cooler but never fear, we’re here to help. We aim to provide you with several tips on how to keep those cups from disappearing unnecessarily and clever ways in which to utilise them.
The Cup Dispenser
Did you know? 1 in 3 Water Coolers do not have an integrated Cup Dispenser to keep your plastic cups hygienic and organised. (This equates to around 600,000 Water Coolers in the UK alone without a provision to keep their cups or cones tidy).
It’s all well and good having a Water Cooler but without also having cups to use alongside it, it's pretty useless,(See demonstration from model above, we don't recommend this!) and you may be thinking well why do I need a Cup Dispenser anyway?... I'll just use a mug or a glass. But in many cases this isn't always hygienic and also Water Coolers aren't always located near the kitchen where glass's are usually stored. Our Belief is hydrated Staff work better.
When you purchase cups you want to make sure they are all used and not end up on the floor, then in the bin. Quite often find that cups are perched on the top of a Water Cooler waiting to get knocked off or individuals grab 3 or 5 at a time. Some staff carelessly use their hands to separate the cups which can contaminate the cup. Now this scenario may sound abit dramatic but its a lot more common than you'd like to think.
Whoever is responsible for ordering the cups in your organisation cannot necessarily manage the hygiene. A Push Button Cup Dispenser will only allow one cup or cone to be taken per person and all cups or cones are sorted efficiently, so there will be no unnecessary wastage, therefore utilising the cups you have in stock and will guarantee a reduction in usage and therefore in purchase costs. In some cases having easy access to cups will increase the amount of water staff can drink making them even more productive.
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
To ensure that you don’t waste cups when they can be used again, why not allocate a single plastic cup per employee to reduce the wastage of cups and people going back and forth to the Water Cooler using new cups per drink. You could even take it a step further and write names onto the cups! To top it off, for when those cups are all used up why not have that edge and allocate a recycling bin next to your Water Cooler to keep a tidy area and do your bit for the environment