Bottled water cooler costs can be high. Some of those costs are hidden, such as the cost of spending time replacing empty bottles with heavy 5-gallon jugs from the bottle storage area. Other costs are more intuitive and are passed along the bottled water supply chain to your organization.
Consider the following costs:
- Oil / energy required for manufacturing the plastic in water bottles
- Maintaining bottling plants to bottle the water
- Shipping bottled water from the plant to a distribution center
- Fuel costs and labor for delivery trucks moving bottles
Most importantly, a typical business that switches from bottled water coolers to bottleless experiences up to 50% in direct cost savings