An average number of 20 guests per day for 12 months, an average number of 7.200 plastic bottles … that is how much we are saving starting today.
However, looking at some more actual numbers and making some estimations, we are saving every year close to 15.000 plastic bottles.
But, worth mentioning regarding these numbers, it’s an initial calculation, an average number that shows us how important our recent investment is. We are saying this because the reality is that the way we were doing things before, providing plastic water bottles to our guests, some guests were having 2, 3 or even 4 bottles during the scuba diving activity.
You can understand that 7.200 is really average if not actually minimum.
Without a doubt, the big announcement is that start today we have began using our new name tagged water bottles for all our guests. These water bottles not only allows us to save so many plastic bottles that eventually end up in the ocean, it gives us the chance to be even more productive and here’s why:
What we didn’t calculate initially was that saving the world from so many thousands of plastic bottles is not the only good thing. The question was how will we be refiling these new containers that we are using ?
The solution we found was reusable 5 gallon ( 20 litres ) big bottles that we just continuously refill with the water company. Amazing isn’t it ?
At the beginning, we started with producing our own bamboo straws, and we knew at that moment that this road we starting on, to protect Mother Nature from our own devastating life styles, it will never end.
We moved forward with having reusable plastic boxes for our daily fresh fruits, reusable plastic boxes as well for our necessary assets that need to go to every dive location, everything reusable in time for years and years to come.
All good and fun, we’ve managed to make this investment and we’ve done it with a few ideas in mind. The first idea was to help save the world, protect Mother Nature, reduce our plastic usage. The second idea, of course was from a business and financial point of view as we learned that the amount of money going out on buying water is just incredible.
Making a basic calculation using the numbers with which we started this article, we are now saving yearly a minimum of 1.000 EUROS that otherwise would go to the water companies.
So, does Neptune Scuba Diving encourage the other dive centers, the other businesses to make such an investment as we did ? oh yes we do, absolutely!