A number of new water fountains are set to be installed as part of the Council’s plan to fight against plastic waste. Bristol Water will install eight public drinking fountains around the City Centre, in partnership with Bristol City Council and Bristol Waste. As part of National Refill Day today (Wednesday, June 19) the first fountain will be officially unveiled on College Green. It is part of a campaign to reduce single-use plastic, spearheaded by City to Sea, a Bristol-based organisation campaigning for the end of plastic pollution. The fountains will prevent 50 miles of plastic bottle waste and save local people half a million pounds a year, versus bottled alternatives. Mel Karam, CEO at Bristol Water, said: “Often, people turn to bottled water out of convenience. As a local water company, we want to reduce plastic waste here in Bristol by making tap water more publicly available on the go. “We want to empower our community to opt for a reusable water bottle instead. Last month we took to a boat with City to Sea to remove plastic from our beautiful Harbourside and the number of plastic bottles we found in the water was frightening. “We have some of… Read full this story
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