05 Dec '17, 3pm

London mayor plans water fountains, refill stations to cut plastic bottle use

London mayor plans water fountains, refill stations to cut plastic bottle use

It's hard to tell for sure from over this side of the pond, but it really does seem like the issue of single-use plastics and plastic waste has captured the UK imagination of late. Whether it's the Secretary of State for the Environment citing Blue Planet II as inspiration for a tax on single-use plastics , or a childcare center banning glitter to reduce its impact on aquatic environments , this island nation appears to finally be having a serious conversation about how its plastic consumption habits might impact the oceans that surround it. The latest suggestion of an (ahem) sea change is news—reported over at The Guardian—that London's mayor Sadiq Khan is planning a network of water fountains and bottle refill stations across the capital to help reduce plastic bottle use. Alongside a push to install water fountains in public parks and other locations, the mayor will also...

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