As part of our mandate to be as environmentally conscious as possible, Bauhaus Restaurant chooses to purchase our own filtered water through Vivreau Advanced Water Systems. Outfitting the Vivreau Table Water Bottling System to our tap has greatly reduced our negative impact on the environment from plastic water bottles while also providing the best quality water from a local source. There is frequent talk of "food miles" in the restaurant industry, that is, the measure of how much fossil fuel it takes to transport food from the producer to the consumer. But the import of bottled water also creates an enormous amount of carbon emissions and waste through both ground transportation and plastic packaging waste. In fact, research by Vivreau shows that 80% of a major city's office packaging waste is attributed to bottled water.
At Bauhaus, we are pledging to cut back our "water miles" through purchasing our own water. This is why Bauhaus charges for filtered water--because we provide refreshing, high quality water without the wasteful bottle. Yes, it is possible to recycling plastic and glass bottles. But at Bauhaus we believe helping the environment begins at the "reduce" and "reuse" parts of the three Rs. Therefore, our installation of Vivreau's Table Water Bottling System with re-usable glassware for still and sparkling water, is the first step to reducing our overall carbon footprint.