Chicago, IL – August 14, 2014 –Pure Health Solutions Inc. (PHSI) has partnered with the Alliance for the Great Lakes to take part in the Adopt-a-Beach efforts. The PHSI team worked from 8:00am until 3:00pn to remove a total of 10-thirteen gallon garbage bags worth of straws, bottle-caps, glass, cans, bottles, cigarette/cigar litter, and random plastic. Aside from reducing the number of trips to the emergency room due to sharp glass, PHSI’s participation is attributed to reducing the harmful effects associated with plastic pollution.
In 2012, a study lead by Sherri “Sam” Mason, associate professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at SUNY Fredonia, found an abundance of spherical plastic and micro plastic contaminants in Great Lakes Water. The micro plastics, can be broken down from larger plastic pollutants which may dissolve into the water that is consumed on a daily basis. An abundance of plastic can likely have harmful consequences for residents who rely on lake water everyday. “Basically, the impact is that what goes into the water, goes into us,” Mason states.1
PHSI’s partnership with the Alliance for the Great Lakes aligns with their core values to responsibly hydrate the world and making it better. Bob Tangredi, CEO, PHSI states, “A team of PHSI volunteers chose to clean up Montrose Beach in order to make an impact on the environment and our local community. We take pride in purifying the water we consume; since most of Cook County’s drinking water is sourced from Lake Michigan, we thought a Chicago beach would be a great place to start cleaning our water!”
"News Room: Researchers Highlight Sources, Concerns about Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes." News Room: Researchers Highlight Sources, Concerns about Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes. Alliance For The Great Lakes, 22 May 2014. Web. 13 Aug. 2014.
About Pure Health Solutions, Inc.
Pure Health Solutions, Inc. (PHSI) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of water coolers and beverage products for businesses around the world. Since 1996, PHSI has led the B2B beverage evolution – developing state-of-the-art bottle-free water coolers, a national network for unparalleled equipment service, and a breakthrough online store for rapid beverage supplies replenishment.
About Pure Water Technology®
Pure Water Technology is a bottle less water cooler supplier, manufactures state-of-the-art water purifiers for the workplace. Our multi-stage water filtration system represents the best-in-class bottleless water cooler alternative: superb drinking water, improved sustainability program and immediate cost savings for most commercial applications, from the office to manufacturing to retail.