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How GROHE Blue helps to save water, CO2 and plastic waste

Did you know that bottled water not only creates more plastic waste but also adds greatly to your carbon footprint, and consumes many times more water itself than you might think? Whether at work or in the home, a GROHE Blue offers a sustainable alternative. Offering delicious chilled, filtered drinking water in still medium or sparkling straight from the tap, the water system promotes a environmental-friendly lifestyle – and saves on top countless trips from the shops carrying heavy packs of bottles.  

The figures are startling. Let’s say you install a GROHE Blue Professional system at work. Whereas drinking one litre of plastic-bottled water actually consumes seven litres of water – once you factor in the water consumed in the bottling process, the manufacturing of the plastic bottles and the impact of transportation – drinking one litre of GROHE Blue Professional water consumes just one litre*. While the processes that go into producing one litre of PET-bottled water emit a total of 108.47 grams of CO2, GROHE Blue Professional emits 15.59 grams of CO2 per litre**. And while an office of 30 people gets through on average 6,600 single-use plastic bottles every year, with GROHE Blue Professional your workplace would use a total of zero**.

Installing a GROHE Blue Home system makes a big difference too. The average home relying on single-use plastic bottles for its water uses 800 bottles per year, but with GROHE Blue Home you would use zero***. While your grams of CO2 emitted per litre of water consumed would go down from 108.47 to 26.33 grams**. And you would still be consuming only one litre of water for every litre you actually drink. 

If you’d still like your drinking water to be filtered free of impurities, but you don’t need it to be chilled or carbonated, then a GROHE Blue Pure system will reduce your CO2 emissions per litre consumed to just 5.35 grams, while also cutting out 800 single-use plastic bottles*** and reducing your water footprint to one litre for every litre you drink**.

So you see that choosing the right GROHE Blue system for you, whether at home or work, will have a big impact on three factors currently putting a massive strain on our environment: water over-consumption, CO2 emissions and plastic waste. Together we can make the right choices and conserve our planet’s precious resources.    

* “The real water consumption behind drinking water: The case of Italy”, Journal of Environmental Management 92 (2011) 
** “Creation of a Product Carbon Footprint for GROHE water systems for drinking and hot water supply”, Sebastian Schär, Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann, University Duisburg-Essen (2021). The service life of GROHE Blue Professional considered in the study is 5 years. 
***Environmental Action Germany (DUH) https://www.duh.de/mehrweg-klimaschutz0/einweg-plastikflaschen/

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