“… Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.”
– From The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
You may not be familiar with this 18th-century poem, but while the story relates to the experiences of a sailor, you and I have might have something more in common with this line beyond Coleridge’s intentions: The frightening fact that our waters are becoming increasingly polluted at an alarming rate.
Less than 1 percent of the Earth’s freshwater water is actually accessible to us, and while most Americans have access to clean water, contaminates potentially harmful to human health have been found in the tap water of every single state in the nation.
Two of the biggest offenders in water contamination are the agriculture and manufacturing industries. (According to National Geographic, an average of 22 million tons of fertilizers and chemicals are used every year.)
At Orange Orchard, we want to champion the companies who are addressing these issues in their specific industries. From biopesticides to zero-waste facilities like Subaru’s Lafayette, Indiana automotive assembly factory, the ability of some of our largest industries to right the ship and end the damage to one of our most valuable resources is possible.
Spreading the word about what you’re business is doing to reduce water pollution is not only a great way to showcase your commitment to a healthy environment, but it also helps strengthen brand loyalty. It can even have a Jones’ effect on your industry peers, helping to create a chain reaction of commitment from others in your industry to step up their game and course correct for the sake of our collective future.
If you’re working toward reducing or eliminating water pollution in your industry, we want to talk to you. Give us a call at 865-977-1973 or fill out our contact form today.