Water fountains are set to make a splash in London with 100 planned across the capital to cut down on waste plastic. The mayor, Sadiq Khan, has announced the next wave of fountains following his promise ten months ago that 20 fountains will be installed across London. The drive for Londoners to refill their water bottles will be jointly funded by Thames Water and City Hall, which has set aside cash from its budget to tackle single-use plastics. The new water fountains are hoping to create a refill culture in London (Picture: WENN) They will each contribute £2.5 million to the project, which plans to install the next lot of fountains between spring 2019 and late 2020. The mayor said: ‘For many years, our public water fountains were discarded and neglected, whilst single-use plastic waste soared. We’re determined to reverse that trend and help deliver hundreds more free public fountains in the capital for everyone to enjoy. ‘There is a real appetite for refilling and I want Londoners to lead the way in topping up on tap water when we’re on the move. This great new fund will significantly boost the number of public fountains in some of the […]


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