Make a personal pledge to stop using single-use plastic water bottles
London is a coastal city, linked to the ocean via the tidal River Thames. The ocean provides us with our weather, climate and the oxygen for every second breath we take and through the river, Londoners are connected to the ocean every day. Sadly, the river takes a relentless flow of plastic from the city to the ocean where it damages habitats, kills marine life and slowly erodes the health of the ocean as it breaks down over thousands of years. Plastic water bottles are one of the most common items of plastic litter found in the river.
It’s not too late to reverse this damaging current. A refill revolution is underway in London! With clean drinking water available out of the tap, Londoners are switching to refillables to quench the capital’s thirst and make throwaway, single-use plastic bottled water a thing of the past. Every time we refill, fewer single-use plastic water bottles pollute our streets, river and ocean.
Who we are
#OneLess is a rapidly growing movement of pioneering and progressive individuals, communities, businesses, NGOs and policymakers. The initiative is led by the Zoological Society of London, Forum for the Future, the International Programme on the State of the Ocean and the Thames Estuary Partnership
UK adults use 7.7 billion single-use plastic water bottles each year
– that’s around 150 per person –