THE CITY of London will get ten new water battle refill points over the next two years in a bid to drive down the use of plastic bottles.
The exact locations of the new refill points will be decided after a public consultation but the City of London Corporation wants to place them in parks, retail squares and near transport hubs.
Two of the new water refill points will be located in the recently-completed Aldgate Square development.
The initiative form part of a wider campaign to create a network of places to fill up your water bottle in pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes across the Square Mile.
People can already access water to fill up their bottles at fountains located in Carter Lane, Cheapside, Monument, Festival Gardens, Middlesex Street, and at the St Lawrence Jewry Memorial Fountain.
Jeremy Simons, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Environment Committee, said:
“The impact of plastic bottles on the environment is clear and it is time for us to play our part.
“These water bottle refill points are a step forward. Working with City firms we will create a true refill culture in the Square Mile and cut damaging plastic waste.”