In June 2018 we introduced The Camelbak (a back worn refillable pouch) which was piloted on Colas Rail UK track sites and then deployed on our track projects due to its success in eliminating the use of single use plastic bottles.
Fast forward to August 2019 where a new sustainability initiative has been introduced by Team Anglia who have gone another step further to helping the environment by sourcing a new type of water bottle that has less of an impact on our environment. So, what is the difference between the two bottles pictured?
Both hold 500ml of water but one is made 100% from plants including the screw top lid and the best bit is that the supplier is local to our site, so minimal CO2 transport emissions as well. Eco for Life bottled water is a great alternative to the camelbak, which is not always the best option depending on location and activity. The new bottles overcome the logistical issues of supplying water on site in the most remote locations quickly and they are environmentally friendly.
You can find out more about the Camelbak initiative here: https://www.colasrail.co.uk/john-gosney-graduate-technical-engineer-infrastructure-is-taking-action-to-beatplasticpollution/