As of today, Londoners can refill their bottles with free tap water at more than 65 businesses and shops, including Costa Coffee, Tate Modern, BFI Imax, Leon and others through our new London Refill scheme to help cut plastic waste.
The average London adult buys more than three plastic water bottles every week - a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year.
We all need to try harder to cut the excessive use of single-use plastic bottles, cups and cutlery that can end up overflowing our landfill sites and finding their way into our oceans. I hope that even more businesses sign up to this scheme to help Londoners make small but significant steps to drive down plastic waste. Download the app here [ Refill.org.uk Link ]