Foun­tains will help cut waste

The Herald - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of free pub­lic wa­ter foun­tains are to be in­stalled across Lon­don in an at­tempt to cut down on plas­tic bot­tle waste.

Lon­don Mayor Sadiq Khan an­nounced a part­ner­ship with Thames Wa­ter to sup­port the scheme, with a £5 mil­lion fund open to coun­cils, busi­nesses, venues and other out­lets to help pay for the drink­ing points.

The scheme aims to re­duce the 175 plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles bought each year by the av­er­age adult in the cap­i­tal.

The first foun­tains should start ap­pear­ing in spring next year.

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