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Advice for the Plusnet tea makers (or not as the case may be)

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Advice for the Plusnet tea makers (or not as the case may be)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3375869/Tea-task-force-to-spy-on-water-use-a...
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Envirowise is calling on businesses to appoint tea monitors to make sure people do not waste water.
It is advising companies to use teapots instead of making individual cups of tea, and hopes to re-introduce tea urns to the workplace.
They say that the moves will cut greenhouse gas emissions and, in turn, help businesses to save money.
Envirowise, which is funded by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, estimates that more than 30 billion cups of water are unnecessarily boiled each year.
In a statement it tells businesses: "Appoint a tea task force or tea monitor to make sure all your office hot drink-making facilities are as efficient as they could be. Only boil the water you use - this will avoid water and energy being wasted."
They go on to say that employees should use a teapot when making a round of hot drinks as this "allows you to measure the correct amount of water you will need, and often tastes nicer than making tea in the cup.
Mary Leonard, director at Envirowise said that the advice would serve as a "resource-saving initiative" for small and big companies.
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Re: Advice for the Plusnet tea makers (or not as the case may be)

[me=Assos]can imagine Comms being retasked and renamed as the "Tea Task Force" Tongue[/me]
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Re: Advice for the Plusnet tea makers (or not as the case may be)

I can imagine the 'Jobsworth' Health and safety guys having a real 'Hissy fit' about untrained office staff having access to electric kettles AND boiling water Crazy 
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Re: Advice for the Plusnet tea makers (or not as the case may be)

Not to mention all the people who will be thrown on the scrapheap of unemployment when Tetley, PG, Lyons and others shed staff, due to the reduced numbers needed, as less teabags are used because only two are needed to make a pot of tea, rather than five or six when individual cups are made, casing a downturn in demand.
Do DEFRA realise the extent of can of worms they are opening?
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Re: Advice for the Plusnet tea makers (or not as the case may be)

"Please perform a risk assessment before switching on this kettle"  Roll eyes
"Do you really need to boil all the water in this kettle?"
No I'll boil half now and the other half in an hour Angry
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