Fountains will help cut waste
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.