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6 Ways How the Water Filtration Industry Can Promote Sustainability



Water Filtration

The water filter industry plays a vital role in promoting sustainability by providing solutions that contribute to the conservation of water resources, reduction of plastic waste, and improved access to clean drinking water.

Here are several ways in which the water filter industry can promote sustainability:

Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Bottles

One of the significant environmental challenges is the proliferation of single-use plastic bottles, many of which are used for bottled water. Water filters offer an alternative by providing access to clean drinking water without the need for disposable bottles.

By encouraging the use of reusable water bottles and home-based filtration systems, the water filter industry helps reduce plastic waste, minimize landfill accumulation, and mitigate the harmful environmental impact of plastic pollution.

Improved Water Efficiency

Water filters contribute to water conservation efforts by encouraging individuals and businesses to rely less on bottled water and tap into available water sources.

By utilizing filtration systems, consumers can confidently drink and use tap water, reducing the demand for bottled water. This decreased reliance on bottled water not only conserves water resources but also minimizes energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with the production, transportation, and disposal of bottled water.

Longevity and Durability

The water filter industry can promote sustainability by focusing on the longevity and durability of its products. Manufacturing water filters that are built to last reduces the need for frequent replacements, minimizing waste generation and resource consumption.

Additionally, promoting repair and maintenance services for water filters ensures that products can be used for an extended period, further reducing environmental impact.

Eco-Friendly Filtration Technologies

Embracing eco-friendly filtration technologies is another way the industry can promote sustainability.

Advancements in filter technology, such as activated carbon and ceramic filters, can effectively remove contaminants from water while minimizing environmental harm. Research and development efforts should focus on developing innovative, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly filtration technologies to ensure the highest quality water without compromising sustainability goals.

Promoting Access to Clean Water

The water filter industry can play a role in addressing water scarcity and lack of access to clean water in certain regions. By developing affordable and portable filtration solutions, the industry can help communities and individuals gain access to safe drinking water.

Collaborating with non-profit organizations and engaging in corporate social responsibility initiatives can facilitate the distribution of filtration systems to underserved areas, improving health outcomes and reducing reliance on unsustainable water sources.

Education and Consumer Awareness

The water filter industry can actively promote sustainability by raising awareness about the environmental impact of single-use plastics, the benefits of filtered tap water, and the importance of water conservation.

By educating consumers about the advantages of using water filters, promoting sustainable consumption habits, and highlighting the environmental consequences of wasteful water practices, the industry can encourage a shift towards more sustainable choices.

Water Filtration Industry Can Contribute More to Sustainability

In conclusion, the water filter industry has significant potential to promote sustainability by reducing plastic waste, conserving water resources, and improving access to clean drinking water.

By prioritizing eco-friendly technologies, durability, and consumer education, the industry can contribute to a more sustainable future, where individuals and communities have reliable access to safe water while minimizing their environmental footprint.


StarCharge to booth in Japan N+ Sustainability Show with Full Lineup of Charging Solutions



The N+ Exhibition, globally recognized for showcasing the cutting edge of renewable energy technology and solutions, provides the perfect platform for StarCharge to share the significant potential of its wide range of charger and energy products and technologies.

At the exhibition booth, StarCharge will present its full lineup of products, including AC chargers, DC chargers, Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) chargers, and energy management and cloud services. There will be opportunities to directly inspect these solutions, understand their functionality, and imagine their potential in various application scenarios.

StarCharge’s Chief Officer said, “StarCharge’s technologies are designed to revolutionize how we use energy. From daily electric vehicle owners to businesses looking to transition their energy usage to a more sustainable model, our solutions are designed for everyone.”

In addition to product presentations, StarCharge’s booth will also host expert-led talks and interactive sessions to further enlighten attendees about the potential of sustainable energy. Visitors are encouraged to join these discussions, contribute ideas, and share their own experiences.

Through its presence at the N+ Exhibition, StarCharge continues to strengthen its position as a leader in green energy solutions, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to a greener, more sustainable future. We invite everyone to visit our booth to discover how we can collectively evolve towards a future powered by renewable, efficient energy.

About StarCharge:

StarCharge is a world-leading provider of charging solutions and energy management systems, dedicated to driving the transition to sustainable energy. With a diverse range of innovative, high-quality products, StarCharge is pushing boundaries and evolving the energy landscape for a greener future.

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Australia based Startup Refilled launched to save 100m single-use plastic bottles sold from vending machines




The University of Technology Sydney and The University of Sydney among first customers

Refilled is a new Sydney-based climate tech start-up that launched this week with two Australian customers — The University of Technology Sydney and The University of Sydney Union (USU). Refilled is on a mission to eliminate the colossal single-use plastic bottle waste caused by the $44bn vending industry, by replacing as many of these machines as possible with their new BYO-Bottle system. The company hopes to capitalise on the dominant trend of reusable bottles, a market now worth $14bn, by giving people more flavour variety and nutritional options than just plain water on tap. Its ‘Refillers’ are a cross between a fridge and giant SodaStream. They offer chilled still and sparkling drinks in a range of flavours with the ability to add optional boosters such as caffeine, vitamins, and exercise-focused nootropics.

More than 891 billion single-use plastic bottles are produced worldwide every year and less than 20% are ever recycled, which makes vending machines a major source of plastic pollution. Refilled is on track to build and install 100 Refillers by 2024, which would eliminate upwards of 1 million single-use plastic bottles from ending up in our environment or landfills every year. It aims to eliminate 100m single-use plastic bottles by 2030. Because a single Refiller can stock 10x more beverages than a typical vending machine, it can also dramatically reduce waste and delivery emissions caused by frequent deliveries and restocking of traditional beverages.

University-based customers UTS and USU are looking to offer more sustainable flavoured drink alternatives to students that are much more affordable than than the cost of standard bottled water, while chilled still water is always available for free. Refilled is tracking the number of bottles it has saved in real time and has created reusable bottles with QR codes that can be scanned at the Refiller and used to pay for drinks — no card, phone or cash required.

To date, Refilled has raised $600k through angel investors and Melt Ventures, an impact VC Fund. Refilled is seeking an additional $1.5m in its next funding round.

Refilled founder and CEO, Ryan Nelson

“Refilled is transforming the ordinary, everyday act of drinking water into climate action. Most people have good intentions and want to do good for the planet, but not everyone can afford to buy an electric vehicle or install solar panels. Armed with just a reusable bottle and a couple of bucks, our Refillers offer an affordable, achievable way to eliminate plastic pollution. If we can replace even a fraction of drink vending machines, which are an outrageous source of plastic waste, we will stop millions of plastic bottles going to landfills.”

University of Sydney Union President, Naz Sharifi

“USU remains committed to a sustainable future for our members, this permeates through everything that we provide — from our events, retail and products to our student programs and facilities. As part of our ongoing efforts to expand our sustainable practices and reduce the usage of single-use plastic bottles, we are thrilled to be partnering with Refilled, who share our social, environmental, and ecological aspirations. This will allow our members access to filling stations in key locations around campus.”

Anna Chavez GM Commercial Operations , ActivateUTS / University of Technology Sydney

“As an organisation we were proud to partner with UTS Alumni and founder Ryan Nelson, homing Refilled’s prototype in the ActivateUTS Student engagement ‘Hideout’ space, empowering students to eliminate thousands of single-use plastic bottles in its first year alone. Students loved the newly launched machine, at our recent Orientation Day, offering an easy-to-use interface, paired with a cost effective and convenient product. We believe the right commercial decisions can meet the needs of the business, consumer and drive a positive change towards a more sustainable world, and Refilled is a great example of this.”

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SustainCERT launches innovative solution for accurate verification, tracking and co-claiming of GHG Scope 3 emission reductions



SustainCERT launches innovative solution for accurate verification, tracking and co-claiming of GHG Scope 3 emission reductions

SustainCERT, a global leader in climate impact verification, has launched a pioneering platform that will accurately verify and track the decarbonization impact of Scope 3 (value chain) projects.

A world first, this platform of software and services combines climate and environmental accounting expertise with industry leading technology to accurately verify, track and co-claim emission reductions and removals from a value chain project (also known as ‘an intervention’). This concept will allow companies to co-invest in reductions and removals in their supply chains, share costs of decarbonization and scale action faster. 

This solution will help companies tackle the largest source of their carbon footprint – value chain or Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. These account for 75% of a company’s carbon footprint on average (rising to as much as 99% for some sectors). The lack of clear guidance and rules around claiming, the complexities of many supply chains and the challenge of collecting on-the-ground data are some of the issues preventing the acceleration of value chain decarbonization to date.

The platform provides companies with the ability to account and claim GHG impact from interventions in their value chain. It also enables the transfer of GHG impacts – verified by SustainCERT’s auditors – between supply chain partners and other eligible entities. This allows ‘co-claiming’ of shared Scope 3 intervention outcomes, which when verified can be used to show progress towards reporting a company’s Science-Based Target Initiative commitments.

To provide transparency, information on the intervention is available on a public database that provides details on validated and verified projects as well as information on impacts that have been claimed from those projects.

Marion Verles, CEO of SustainCERT said:

“We need significant progress in Scope 3 action to address emissions to reduce global warming as called for in the Paris Agreement. Substantial scaling of market and policy mechanisms that incentivize decarbonization – and collaboration between market players – is key. The regulations to drive Scope 3 action are increasing – but we need scalable action now.”

“We have been committed to bringing credibility to climate action since 2018, and we are excited to offer corporations the ability to be recognized for their co-investments in the same value chain decarbonization program, while maintaining environmental integrity and ensuring the intervention impact reporting is accurate, credible, and representative of on-the-ground impact.” 

“We believe this will be a game changer in Scope 3 action and we look forward to working with companies to credibly scale their value chain climate impact action.”

SustainCERT has been innovating digital verification solutions for value chains and carbon markets since its inception and this new offer builds on its established Scope 3 services. SustainCERT supports corporates pursuing Scope 3 impact verification and its emission factor software accounts and tracks the impacts from climate action.

It also builds on leading guidance from the Value Change Initiative, a multi-stakeholder forum that brings together some of the world’s largest companies, leading civil society actors and internationally recognized frameworks to collectively focus on defining best practice for Scope 3 emission reductions at scale.

Notes to editors

SustainCERT is a climate impact verifier, bringing credibility to climate action. Our offer combines established independent climate expertise with innovative, cutting-edge digital verification solutions.

We provide impact validation and verification services for carbon markets and value chains. Founded as an independent standalone organisation in 2018 by Gold Standard, SustainCERT’s approach aligns with and contributes to leading international sustainability frameworks – including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Gold Standard and Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

In 2023 SustainCERT is launching the world’s first software platform for digital verification and management of climate claims across carbon markets and value chains. Verifying against globally recognized standards, the digitization of this process will accelerate the speed, accuracy and quality of data measurement used for carbon credits and GHG impacts.

SustainCERT is also the co-founder of the Value Change Initiative, a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together some of the world’s largest companies, leading civil society actors and internationally recognized frameworks to collectively focus on defining best practice for Scope 3 emission reductions at scale.

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