London,
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May
2019
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15:45
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Camden's battle against single-use plastics continues with new water bottle refill station

Camden is dedicated to tackling the issue of plastic and the devastating effects it is having on the environment. This new water fountain at Swiss Cottage Open Space will help to cut plastic waste by encouraging people to refill their water bottles, rather than buying single-use bottles.

The refill point has been funded, following a successful bid submitted by the council, by #OneLess, Mayor of London and MIW Water Cooler Experts as part of the

London Drinking Fountain Fund, and is one of many new water fountains being established throughout London.

Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment
“Cutting down on plastic is a priority of Camden Council, and this new water fountain at Swiss Cottage will make it easier for residents and visitors to switch to reusable bottles. Not only does it help Camden to be a greener borough, it also helps everyone to stay healthy and hydrated.

“But we want to go further and so are currently bidding for five more water fountains from the London Mayor’s Fund. We hope to offer people the opportunity to refill their reusable bottles for free right across the borough of Camden.”
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment