1st July 2021
Marlet makes a stand against plastic waste by installing water filters across all residential developments
Thousands of residents across Dublin are set to benefit from our latest sustainable initiative aiming to eliminate the need for households to purchase bottled water.
With plastic bottles being such an environmental threat and water quality being a concern for people, we have decided to tackle both issues by installing water filtration systems to kitchen cold water taps in all our residential developments – including the soon-to-be-completed St Clare’s Park development in Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6. These will provide quality filtered tap water both for immediate drinking at home and for filling bottles taken to work, school and outdoor activities.
This initiative is all the more significant when you consider that Ireland has been at the top of the EU plastic waste per capita charts* for many years, and water bottles have been a major contributor to this unpleasant reality. According to Nielsen, these past 12 months 340 million litres of water were purchased in store, a volume jump of 4.7%, bringing the value of the off trade bottled water market at €182 million.
Pat Crean, CEO of Marlet explains, “We are strongly committed to playing our part in protecting the environment, and when we can do so while also delivering convenience and comfort to our future residents, it’s ideal. In addition to supporting Ireland’s sustainable targets, this installation of water filters across all our residential schemes, will be a significant money-saving opportunity for occupiers. We are happy to be leading the way and setting a new standard, all the while supporting Irish households in their sustainable efforts.”
Peter Wynne Managing Director of Euro Water Solutions said “We are delighted to have been selected as the preferred supplier of water filtration products for Marlet’s developments. As winners of the National Green Awards for water sustainability, it is so rewarding for us to be working with the one of the country’s largest developer and and see our products improve so many people’s lives.”
* Based on 2018 research, 61kg of packaging is thrown away per annum by the average Irish person, 9kg more than the second most prolific country, Luxembourg. – link