Congratulations to our friends at Bristol Water, who scooped up the Environmental Innovation prize at Bristol Post’s Environmental Awards 2016 last week. Their fantastic Refill Bristol initiative, launched together with City to Sea, encourages people to top up with tap water (for free!) at over 200 refill stations across the city instead of reaching for a brand-new bottle.
We’re incredibly proud of the small part we have played in bringing this worthwhile project to life. As an office, we are acutely aware of the impact plastic waste has on the environment and actively encourage our team to bring in refillable bottles and boxes for water and lunch.
And for good reason: each year at least eight million tonnes of plastic waste enters the sea from land (that’s one rubbish truck’s worth every minute) and at this very moment, there’s an estimated 600 square kilometres of marine litter covering the seabed in the North Sea. If we carry on this way, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.
So well done Bristol Water and City to Sea for doing such good work in stemming the tide of plastic pollution flowing from Bristol into the Severn Estuary. Visit www.refillbristol.org.uk to join the #refillrevolution