Re­fill wa­ter sta­tion to re­duce use of plas­tic

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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