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Zip Achieves and Industry-First Sustainability Benchmark

It’s no secret that the world-class designers and engineers at Zip Water are committed to sustainability. With energy efficiency at the fore of their research and development, it’s little surprise to learn they’ve taken the next step in sustainability.



BY Andrew McDonald

October 18th, 2017


In an Australian first, Zip has released an Environmental Product Declaration, or EPD, for their industry-leading Zip HydroTap range.

This internationally recognised and independently verified declaration outlines the entire environmental impact of a Zip HydroTap across its entire lifecycle — from initial production processes and the processing of raw materials, to the manufacture, distribution, installation, ongoing usage, maintenance and filter changing, right down to the end of the product’s life.

Throughout the brand’s history, Zip Water has always been driven by innovation and forward-thinking design – and this includes sustainability. The EDP, which is the first such declaration for any electrical product in Australia, was developed in consultation with leading sustainability consulting company, thinkstep.

thinkstep is an international sustainability company that helps businesses all over the world to achieve sustainable results across product value chains and throughout each level of an organisation. By offering the raw data and guidelines on the Zip HydroTap’s life, thinkstep was able to let Zip do what they do best: design with sustainability and efficiency in mind.

“We’re proud to have achieved another first for our industry and to be able to communicate the environmental impacts of our HydroTap to customers in such a transparent way,” says Zip CEO, John Doumani. “This EPD truly sets a new and significant industry benchmark.”

The Zip HydroTap performs to the highest standards of environmental responsibility, helping to reduce energy usage either at work or at home. Thanks to this latest initiative, Zip HydroTap owners can continue to enjoy boiling, chilled and sparkling filtered water with a crystal clear conscience.


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