Refill water station to reduce use of plastic
A REFILL water station will be installed at the Church Road entrance to Burnaby Park, next to the new ‘Big Love’ bicycle parking area on Killincarrick Road.
This will be the first of four water refill stations to be located around the town, in a joint initiative between Greystones Municipal District and Greystones Tidy Towns.
They are working together with local business Identity Promotions. Irish Ambassadors for ‘Join the Pipe’.
The initiative was started to try to tackle the issue of plastic pollution by providing free drinking water stations for the public. Their aim is to reduce the amount of plastic bottles ending up in green areas, rivers and in the sea.
‘On the back of the success of the reusable coffee cup campaign, we intend to work with local businesses to introduce the sale of reusable drinking water bottles and phase out the sale of disposable drinking water bottles in shops around the town,’ said a Tidy Towns spokesman.
‘As well as having an environmental pay off, there is a benefit to the locals’ finances in providing free drinking water, whenever they want it.’
The income that Join the Pipe generate from the cost of their refill stations and multi-use bottles is used to set up drinking water projects in developing countries, bringing water to those without, thereby providing global humanitarian benefits.