Leslie Waterworks® coolers have 96.79% fewer bacteria!
A recent study done by BioCote® shows just how effective BioCote® works! A 96.79% difference in bacteria between 2 classrooms is a direct result of BioCote® antimicrobial protection that we use on our products which helps reduce the spread of germs in any environment.
From schools to hospitals, to office environments, products such as Waterlogic’s coolers provides its users with extra peace of mind that their BioCote® infused products will perform to its best antimicrobial effectiveness. See the full study: http://www.waterligic.com/media/usa/resources/ClassroomStudywithBioCote.pdf
Leslie WaterWorks® reaches WaterLogic Number One Authorized Distributor Status
Leslie WaterWorks® has been recognized as WaterLogic’s Number One Authorized Distributor!
Getting the most out of coolers and POU devices
In the February issue of WaterTechOnline.com, Jake Mastroianni, Assistant Editor writes about “Money in the Bank”. Insiders expect that selling this equipment will be equivalent to money in the bank. As the growth of POU devices and coolers continue to grow, the market for selling this equipment becomes more competitive and complicated. Being able to send the right messages to the customer for why these items are effective and innovative becomes very important for the dealer. Talking to dealers and experts in the water treatment industry, it is apparent that this product category is stable and has a bright future. However, similar to the selling challenges of other water treatment products, for dealers who are trying to get their customers to understand the value of these systems is where it may be a bit tricky.
BioCote® on CNN
BioCote® Swabs were carried out on a string of ATMs in busy shopping streets found the chip and pin pads were harboring as many harmful bacteria as nearby public toilets. Scientists took swabs from pin pads on different cash machines used by hundreds of shoppers each day and took them back to a laboratory to develop. The study revealed the presence of various bacteria on all the objects sampled; these bacteria including enteric coliforms, Pseudomonas and Bacillus. Dr. Richard Hastings, a microbiologist for BioCote and Jayna Patel, university science intern who carried out the research, said: ‘We were interested in comparing the levels of bacterial contamination between heavily-used ATM machines and public toilets. We were surprised by our results because the ATM machines were shown to be heavily contaminated with bacteria; to the same level as the as nearby public toilets. In addition, the bacteria we detected on ATMs were similar to those from the toilet, which are well known as causes of common human illnesses.
BioCote® on the BBC News
Dr. Richard Hastings, a resident microbiologist and Technical Director of BioCote Ltd is interviewed on BBC WM radio talking about combatting hospital superbugs with BioCote®‘s silver ion antimicrobial technology. BioCote® protected products show dramatic reductions in bacterial contamination in a UK Nursing home. During the refurbishment of a Leicester based care home, a residence comprising of a bedroom and a bathroom was refitted with a range of BioCote® treated antimicrobial products and another with untreated comparable products to serve as a control. Over a 5 month trial period swabs were collected from both BioCote treated and non treated surfaces in both residences. The results showed the average difference in bacterial counts between BioCote treated products in residence 1 and non BioCote® treated products in residence 2. of 94.8%. Alongside further results, the study shows that products treated with BioCote antimicrobial protection can reduce contamination in a nursing home environment.
Story on ABC News 20/20 about Bottled Water vs. Tap Water
Holding up a bottle of Dasani, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., scoured the label for information on the source of the water. It doesn’t say anything about sources or anything, does it?” he asked the panel of government and beverage industry experts. “So we don’t know where this water really came from — Nevada, Connecticut, New York or Pennsylvania?” he asked. The panel agreed. With more Americans turning to bottled water believing it safer and healthier than tap water, there are growing concerns over how water is marketed, sourced and tested for safety and purity. Consumption of bottled water in the U.S. has doubled over the past 10 years, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. Many of the most popular brands of bottled water claim a high level of purity, but often consumers and government regulators can’t easily verify those claims. In a study of 188 bottled water brands by the Environmental Working Group a nonprofit public health advocacy group – only two brands listed specific water sources and treatment methods on their labels and offered a recent water quality test report on their Web sites. “Consumers spend 1,900 times more for bottled water than for tap water, yet they rarely know basic information about exactly what’s in their water bottle,” said Jane Houlihan, an Environmental Working Group researcher. Houlihan says 25 percent of bottled waters are simply “tap water in a bottle.” Bottled Water firms are not required to produce annual quality reports – But industry representatives say it’s normal for water to come from municipal sources. In most cases, the water gets specifically purified before minerals are added for taste. Those mineral additions are supposed to be noted on the label by government regulation. Still, there is no broad requirement of manufacturers to print the water’s source, how or whether it’s treated, and what chemicals it contains on the container label. Municipal tap water suppliers are required by law to produce an annual water quality report that is available to consumers. Bottled water does not face the same requirement.
The Story of Bottled Water (2010)
The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all. Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.