ATCM London invited to Wage War On Plastic

21 Apr 2018

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Join the One Less Drinking Fountain Fund

As part of the Mayor’s commitment to reduce single use plastics, ATCM London members are invited to benefit from an exciting opportunity.

There are up to 20 fountains on offer to be installed this summer. An expression of interest is now open until the 24th April 2018.  Applications are sought from landowners, BIDs, councils and other town centre partnerships that are in a position to secure all the necessary permissions, consents and licences to install a fountain.  Zoological Society of London (ZSL) will be managing and assessing the applications. Successful bidders will get their own drinking fountain to keep, and be part of the refill revolution sweeping the capital. 

The Mayor of London, ZSL’s #Oneless campaign and MIW Water Cooler Experts are ramping up London’s refill revolution. Together, they are installing a pilot network of up to 20 drinking fountains across the capital, making it really easy for Londoners to refill on the go. 

This is being undertaken to help reduce the amount of single use plastic bottles being used by improving drinking water access that allows everyone to refill their bottles. The average Londoner gets through 175 bottles of water each year – that’s over a billion on a city level. Only around 25% of plastics are recycled in London, the rest are thrown away, can potentially end up as litter and in the River Thames and from there may flow out to the ocean where they damage the environment. 

If you are interested please follow visit www.onelessbottle.org/fountainfund/ to find out more on how to apply, key dates and evaluation criteria. Please feel free to pass this email on to anyone who you think may be interested.