Water fountains back on Southwark Streets

Katherine Johnston (29 August, 2018) Environment

New fountains coming to London Bridge and Camberwell

9366Florence Eshalomi, London Assembly member for Southwark and Lambeth

The location of new public water fountains to help combat plastic pollution have been announced by Sadiq Khan this week.

Twenty new fountains are being installed across London, with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Camberwell Green both in line for one each.

The news comes after an environmental study by Royal Holloway, University of London, showed that 75 per cent of flounder, a type of fish, were found with plastic fibres inside their digestive system.

A report on the state of the Thames, Thames 21, has also shown that plastic water bottles make up around ten per cent of all litter found in the river.

Lambeth and Southwark Assembly Member, Florence Eshalomi AM, said: “This is a great initiative that will benefit the whole community and help those without a clean or reliable supply of water, as well as people on the go.

“Providing local people with the means to refill for free will also lead to less plastic waste, which we know has an adverse impact on the environment.”

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