Free tap water scheme launched in London to help cut plastic waste

Shops and businesses around London have joined a scheme that offers people free tap water ‘refills’ as part of the Mayor of London’s plans to reduce single-use plastic bottles in the capital. The average London adult buys more than 3 plastic water bottles every week* – a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, some  7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste. The Mayor is keen for Londoners to adopt small changes that can have a…

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New national drinking water scheme backed by water companies to cut plastic bottle use by millions

In an ambitious drive to help fight plastic waste, water companies will join forces with the Refill campaign to create a national network of high street retailers, coffee shops, businesses and local authorities offering new refill stations for the public to top-up their water bottles for free in every major city and town in England by 2021. People will be able to use an app on their phone to find out where the nearest refill point is, or look out for special signs in shop windows. As well as being…

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