Petition launched to get drinking water fountains in town centre and park
A PETITION has been launched online which calls for drinking water fountains to be installed in Loughborough town centre and Queen’s Park.
The campaign has been created by Emma Ward of campaign group 38 Degrees Loughborough, which recently asked local businesses to sign up to a special pledge to reduce their plastic waste.
Speaking on the online petition, Emma said: “Single use plastic bottles are becoming a major menace to the environment. 7.7 billion plastic water bottles are sold in the UK each year, and although every local authority in the UK now provides household recycling collections, the recycling rate for plastic bottles has plateaued at just under 60 per cent.
“Drinking water fountains in Loughborough town centre would mean that residents and visitors could refill bottles for free, drastically cutting down on the number of single use plastic bottles being used.
“A well-designed fountain could also become a feature for the town, like ‘The Sock Man’.”
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