Contactless soap dispensers and Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic has placed the contactless soap dispenser on the frontline of sanitisation. No longer a luxury alternative to pump-action dispensers, they offer a far higher degree of protection against viral and bacterial contamination and have been joined by similar touchless dispensers for sanitiser gel.
The environmental cost of Covid-19
Hand hygiene plays a key role in minimising and preventing the spread of infection every day, thousands of plastic bottles that once contained soaps and sanitiser gels are discarded. Add to this the number of single-use face masks, sanitiser wipes, disposable gloves and aprons, and it isn’t hard to see that Covid-19 has increased household and commercial waste to the detriment of the environment.
According to a report by Scientific American, much of this single-use material is tragically ending up in our oceans.
Plastic-free eco dispenser refills
Unfortunately, most dispensers for soap or sanitiser still don’t address the problem of plastic packaging, as the soap or sanitiser gel is supplied in a single-use disposable plastic bottle or pouch, which is unlikely to be recycled. You may have no control over what happens to your plastic waste after you’ve put it into the recycling bin, but you can still make a difference – with plastic-free contactless soap dispensers from Zero.
The soap containers used in Zero dispensers are made from 100% recyclable aluminium, a sustainably recyclable material that can be reprocessed time and again without loss of quality. Aluminium is also the most ecologically responsible recyclable packaging material, involving a low-energy process with a 95% reduction in carbon emissions compared with plastic.
Touchless dispensing with matchless quality
Zero eco dispensers use a pressurised system to accurately dispense luxury foam wash, moisturising hand sanitiser or alcohol-free hand sanitiser mousse at a minimum of 1500 – 2500 shots per can (depending on which soap or sanitiser you use), without leaks or wastage. So, a contactless soap dispenser that also can do high quality hand sanitiser? Pretty neat.
All our touch-free dispensers use a pressurised system to accurately dispense luxury foam wash, moisturising hand sanitiser or alcohol-free hand sanitiser mousse at a minimum of 1500 – 2500 shots per can (depending on which soap or sanitiser you use), without leaks or wastage.
All feature a contactless infrared sensor powered by three AA batteries giving a minimum of 12 months of average use, and LED indicators show when the batteries and refills need to be replaced.
An adjustable booster setting allows the dispensing volume to be increased for hygiene-critical applications.
As befits this high-quality product, all Zero dispensers are CE marked, fully recyclable and comply with the WEEE Directive for waste electrical and electronic equipment.
Options for versatility and customisation
Zero eco dispensers can be installed
- on a desk stand incorporating a splashback panel and the option for two dispensers – perfect for offices, home working and point of sale stands
- on a wall-mounted panel or a freestanding pedestal – perfect for high-traffic areas such as entrances to buildings, atriums and larger offices
Zoom wall-mounted panels and freestanding pedestals can also be custom designed to include logos, branding and other promotional material around the dispenser as well as in either white or chrome finish.
For more information on the Zero range of contactless, plastic-free soap and sanitiser dispenser systems