Specialist UK manufacturer Mechline Developments has launched its 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.
The wall-mounted drinks station is designed to be 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.
Fully WRAS approved, the BaSix H2O~2U Drinks station reportedly complies with 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.
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 Mechline believes its new BaSix H2O~2U drinks station makes it easier for operators to get involved.
Kristian Roberts, marketing manager at Mechline commented: “The foodservice 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.”
To coincide with the launch, Mechline is giving away a free refillable water bottle (whilst stocks lasts), which can be claimed via its website.