Nordea, the largest financial group in Northern Europe, has installed a unique Bluewater water hydration station in its Stockholm head office for staff and visitors to use rather than throwaway plastic bottles.
Stockholm, March 14 2019 – Nordea, the largest financial group in Northern Europe, today launched a unique programme at its head office in Stockholm to battle the use of single use plastic bottles by providing them free water on demand so long as they don’t use throwaway plastic bottles.
The banking institution has installed a unique water hydration station from Bluewater, a Stockholm-based world leader in water purification technology and solutions, to provide staff and visitors at its central Stockholm office purified water free-of-charge refills, served still, sparkling or chilled, so long as they don’t use plastic bottles.
“Swedes are blessed in that the quality of water coming out of their taps at home or at work is largely safe to drink, but that’s not the same elsewhere on our planet where fears about what’s in the water are driving increasing sales of plastic bottles, which take hundreds of years to decompose,” said Anders Jacobson, co-founder and CEO of Blue, the Stockholm-based investment company that owns Bluewater.
Jacobson added that Nordea is demonstrating how business can play a vital role in reshaping how people can access sustainably-sourced water and support the evolution of digital water technologies for the future at the same time as they educate a wider population about the acute issues that access to clean drinking water and the use of single-use plastic items represent.
Bluewater hydration stations are widely used today in China, South Africa, the United States and elsewhere, harnessing patented Swedish technology that removes most all known contaminants from tap water as well as enabling purified water to be created at source to remove the need for costly and polluting bottle transports.
“Nordea is setting a hugely positive example for other companies to follow by reducing its plastic footprint as the first company to my knowledge in Sweden to pro-actively work to reduce its plastic footprint by removing the need for single-use plastic bottles altogether”, said Anders Jacobson.
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Bluewater, a world leader in water purification technologies and solutions for homes, businesses and public dispensers, has been honoured with a 2019 Kitchen Innovations awardfor its powerhouse Bluewater Pro 400 professional kitchen water purifier. For over ten years, the U.S. food services industry has trusted the Kitchen Innovations award to recognize products that ‘meaningfully improve the back of the house’ and ‘positively impact’ commercial kitchen operations.
“We are honoured that the benefits delivered to restaurant kitchens and other catering operations by the Bluewater Pro 400 have been recognised with a 2019 Kitchen Innovations Award,” said Lin Guo, head of Bluewater sales in North America. Innovated and made in Sweden, the Bluewater Pro 400 harnesses a unique, patented reverse-osmosis technology called SuperiorOsmosis™ that enables it to generate up to 1,825 gallons of direct-flow water a day despite its compact, space-saving size.
Measuring just 18.3 inches high and 8.9 inches wide, the WQA Gold Seal certified Bluewater Pro is designed for food service industry professionals looking for new, cutting-edge water purifiers that can benefit multiple applications and deliver reliable peace-of-mind results, improved quality, and better profitability, backed up with a US-wide support service to match.
In addition to delivering pristine water quality, enhanced appliance operating efficiency, reduced water-related costs, the Bluewater Pro provide excellent green-business credentials such as reducing the need for dishwasher detergents, cutting the need for single-use plastic bottles of water and slashing water wastage common to traditional reverse osmosis systems.
“What helped the Bluewater Pro stand out from the crowd to be honoured with the KI Award is Bluewater ’s second-generation reverse osmosis technology called SuperiorOsmosis™, delivers a unique engineering solution that ensures the membrane is continuously washed while in use to increase filtration efficiency, boost operating capacity, reduce energy use and provide a long service life,” Ms. Guo said.
Key Bluewater Water Pro Purifier benefits
Unmatched clean water flow
Incredibly compact, smart design easy to fit under kitchen sink units, providing fast installation
Eco friendlier with reduced water wastage
Alerts on water quality, pressure leakage, filter capacity and replacement
User-friendly, easy maintenance – automated valves, pumps and cleaning
Bluewater is a world leading water purification company with its global headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Bluewater innovates, manufactures and comercializes compact water purifiers for residential, business and public use that harness the company’s patented reverse osmosis technology to remove virtually all pollutants from tap water, including lead, bacteria, pesticides, medical residues, chlorine and lime-scale.