Blast Event Hire is striving to reduce plastic consumption in Bristol events. Prior to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we were aiming for Bristol events to be plastic free in 2020; There has been a huge backlash against single use plastic bottles, with Glastonbury the most recent and high profile event to ban the sale of them, and the trend is likely to continue throughout the UK. Every Bristol event can now aim to become a plastic bottle free site for 2023, through the organisers offering free drinking water at every entrance and exit to anyone with a multi-use sports/refillable bottle and a ban on traders selling plastic bottles.
After a very successful trial at the Bristol Harbour Festival 2019, we would like to introduce our water service station or ‘hydration station’. The units themselves measure 240cm x 50cm x 120cm (WxDxH) and have four taps. With a normal domestic water pressure, these will fill 4 x 500ml water bottles in less than 20 seconds, 12 x 500ml in one minute and 720 x 500ml water bottles per hour, allowing time to actually remove the water bottle and put the next bottle under the tap. They can be linked together back to back and with the same water pressure, can fill 1440 bottles per hour.
Litres of Water Served
Plastic Bottles Saved
Some of the Bristol events that have already used the hydration station to cut out plastic waste and offer free water to attendees include:
Bristol Harbour side Festival
Bristol Balloon Festival
The stations have also travelled nationwide to a number of events, including The Badminton Horse Trials in Gloucestershire, The Secret Garden Party in Cambridge and Runfest in Hampshire.
We would like to invite you to look toward your 2023 events and beyond, considering the advantages of these units, both from a socially responsible and a PR aspect, including branded re-usable bottles that can be distributed and branding on the units themselves. We’re already excited by the level of interest and are looking forward to the events industry in Bristol leading by example.