Who are AYVO?
Based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, AYVO is proudly 100% Australian owned. With a dedication to help conserve both Australia and the Asia-Pacific’s waterways, AYVO provides first-class filtered water stations to help governments, corporations and private businesses reduce their usage of single use plastic bottles. With a scientific-led, bottom up design approach, AYVO provides Australia’s leading traditional and digital water stations.
OUR STATIONS DNA
The story of AYVO’s water refill stations begins over five years ago, when two ladies decided they wanted to make a difference in the fight against single-use plastic water bottles.
Julie and Faye, our Stations creators, had at this time been running countless not-for-profit activities to help clean up our waterways. It was during these activities that they noticed more and more plastic water bottles were being recovered from our waterways each year. The local marine life was visibly suffering at ever increased levels due to plastic consumption.
For our creators, the solution to this issue was simple: reduce the use of plastic water bottles by getting people to refill instead of buying more plastic! In order to do this and to ensure people would readily do so, they needed to provide hygienic, well-placed, chilled water refill stations. There was only one problem: they could not find any products that truly met these needs. So what did they do? They created their very own range of refill stations.
Today, the AYVO range, made up of four unique models, provides refill solutions to meet any environment and any budget. By offering these hygienic, easy-to-use and attractive water refill stations, our creators’ vision is now helping to save our waterways. One plastic bottle at a time.
At AYVO, the hygiene of our water stations is of paramount importance. So as to achieve maximum levels of hygiene all of AYVO’s products are made using AS/NZS 4020 approved premium materials and components.
The dispenser nozzles in our machines are made from medical grade stainless steel and are purposely concealed to avoid direct touching with hands, foreign objects or bottle rims. The refill buttons are purposely designed to be kept separated from refilling zones to further reduce cross-contamination, these buttons are also made from stainless steel and are very easy to clean.
All of our stations are also equipped with state of the art drainage solutions to ensure that no excess water is lying around the machine.
AS/NZS 4020 Approved Premium Materials
Concealed nozzles to avoid direct touching with hands, foreign objects or bottle rims
Stainless steel refill buttons designed to reduce cross-contamination
Medical grade stainless steel dispenser nozzles
State of the art drainage solutions to minimise excess water
At AYVO the quality and safety of water is of paramount importance. In order to provide refill stations that ensure peace of mind for our clients and users, we have achieved the following certifications for all our stations:
All our products are Australian WaterMarked: the WaterMark Certification Scheme is a mandatory certification scheme for plumbing and drainage products to ensure they are fit for purpose and appropriately authorised for use in plumbing and drainage installations. Critically, any refill stations without WaterMark certification are non-compliant.
In order for us to receive this certification, we have all our materials and products tested by an accredited testing laboratory. In addition to that, all materials and products are complied with an approved specification and are manufactured in accordance with an approved Quality Assurance Program. Furthermore, our products carry a warranty. More information on WaterMark Certifications can be found on the ABCB website.
Our manufacturing arm is ISO 9001 Certified: ISO 9001 is the international standard for a quality management system.
In order for them to become ISO 9001 Certified, our manufacturing team has complied with all requirements set forth in the ISO 9001 standard. Their performance has been audited by a Certification Body and as a result the team has been granted the ISO 9001 Certification, registering for a three-year period. Our organisation ensures we re-certify manufacturing every three years in order to maintain the certified status.
The ISO 9001 Certification demonstrates the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
WHERE TO FIND OUR STATIONS
Level 1, Central Queensland University
160 Ann St Brisbane QLD 4000
Level 7, Central Queensland University
160 Ann St Brisbane QLD 4000
Sage on Ann
140 Ann St Brisbane QLD 4000
Sunny Park Newsagency
342 McCullough St Sunnybank QLD 4109
Armstrong Rd and Loganlea Rd Meadowbrook QLD 4131
Emmett Drive Cleveland QLD 4163
160 Redcliffe Parade Redcliffe QLD 4020
Queens Park Ipswich Nature Centre
10A Milford St Ipswich QLD 4305
Griffith University Gold Coast
58 Parklands Dr Southport QLD 4222
Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre
80 Currimundi Rd Currimundi QLD 4551
Gold Coast Recreation Centre
1525 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach QLD 4221
University of the Sunshine Coast Fraser Campus
161-179 Maryborough Rd Hervey Bay QLD 4655
The Brasserie - University of the Sunshine Coast
Sippy Downs Campus: 90 Sippy Downs Dr Sippy Downs QLD 4556
The Library - University of the Sunshine Coast
Sippy Downs Campus: 90 Sippy Downs Dr Sippy Downs QLD 4556
QEII Jubilee Hospital (main entry & staff canteen)
Troughton Rd and Kessels Rd Coopers Plains QLD 4108
WHO WE SALUTE
The Ocean Cleanup is a not-for-profit organisation, founded by young Dutchman Boyan Slat at the age of 18. The organisation is designing and developing the first feasible method to rid the world’s oceans of plastic: the Cleanup is developing a passive system, moving with the current – just like the plastic – to catch it. By developing this system, the Ocean Cleanup has estimated to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years’ time!
5 Gyres Institute
he 5 Gyres Institute is a non-for-profit organisation that has a mission of empowering action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education and adventure. Their vision is a world free of plastic pollution! They are honoured members of Break Free from Plastic, founding members of the Plastic Pollution Coalition and in 2017 they received a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Their focus is on preventing plastic pollution from happening. Their solution is working together with people, politicians and corporations to stop emissions at the source.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)
AMCS is Australia’s only national charity dedicated solely to protecting our precious ocean wildlife. They are an independent charity, formed by a community of scientists and ocean conservationist who came together to take action to protect our marine life. By working closely with research centres across the globe they have now been defending Australia’s oceans for over 50 years. Together, they have protected critical ocean ecosystems with marine reserves around the nation, including the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo. Movements to ban whaling, stopping supertrawlers and protecting threatened and endangered species like the Australian Sea Lion are all led by the AMCS.
NevHouse was founded in 2012 by Nev Hyman and has since then won several awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year. NevHouse creates prefabricated homes, school class rooms, medical clinics and other community structures, all from recycled materials. They reuse recycled plastic and other composite materials, turn it into plastic panels and then assemble structures on site in just a few days. NevHouse presents themselves as a holistic solution that delivers light, shelter, clean water and sanitation to those who need it the most.
Sydney By Kayak
Sydney By Kayak is an organisation offering kayaking adventures in the waterways of Sydney Harbour, owned by Laura Stone and Benjamin Pike. Several years ago, they started offering weekly paddle tours free of charge: the only catch was that you had to clean the water you were floating on. Armed with buckets, colanders and sieves they have spent countless hours collecting rubbish from Sydney’s local waterways. Today, they are running weekly clean-up events as part of their Responsible Paddlers Movement, only charging a small fee for individuals and corporations. Working together with North Sydney Council, the Better Business Partnership and Catfish Creative, Sydney By Kayak is actively making a difference to help keep our waterways and marine life thriving.
Beach Patrol Group
Beach Patrol is a chain of volunteer community groups that care greatly about the condition of their local beaches and donate one hour of their time each month to help keep those beaches cleaner and safer for the greater enjoyment of all. As of 2019, there are 30 groups running – covering many kilometres of beach across the top of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay with approximately 3500 volunteers signed up. Some examples of their aims and objectives are removing litter from beaches and foreshores to reduce negative impact on the marine environment, strengthen communities, raise awareness of the problem and educating communities about reducing, reusing and recycling. The Beach Patrol Movement is actively making a change in the region and the fight against plastic pollution, thanks to all its volunteers that are willing to donate their time.
Healthy Land and Water
Healthy Land and Water is an independent organisation dedicated to improving and protecting South East Queensland’s environment. They work in partnership with Traditional Owners, government, private industry, utilities and the community, delivering innovative and science-based solutions to challenges affecting the environment. Through their work, they encourage people to examine and change their behaviours for the benefit of the natural world and for the people and places we love.