OUR MISSION AND IMPACT IN LONDON

 
 

A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TACKLING OCEAN POLLUTION AT SOURCE

 
 

A ROADMAP FOR LONDON TO CONTINUE BECOMING A MORE OCEAN FRIENDLY CITY

 
 

TRACKING THE MOVEMENT OF PLASTIC BOTTLES ACROSS THE OCEAN

 
 

BRINGING BACK PUBLIC DRINKING FOUNTAINS

 
 

EMPOWERING BUSINESSES TO ELIMINATE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

The time to act is now.

Stop using single-use plastic water bottles, for the sake of the ocean.

#OneLess was set up as an experiment to turn the tide against single-use plastic within a complex urban setting. Together with collaborators, we have eliminated 9 million single-use plastic items; dispensed 981,000 refills from new drinking fountains; and removed 137,000 bottles from the River Thames. The campaign is now a London-wide network achieving positive action every day, evolving its approach for different parts of the globe.

Do you want to help stop ocean plastic pollution at source, and enable more sustainable approaches?

#OneLess has launched a practical guide for anyone around the world who is interested in tackling ocean plastic pollution at source and changing the way their community drinks water.

Learn about our #OneLess approach and impacts

Follow a step-by-step guide on how to implement our systems change model

Discover tools to start your own #OneLess journey

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5,900,000

Single-use plastic water bottles eliminated from shops, events & supply chains

926,000

Bottles refilled since February 2018 from #OneLess’s flagship 29 drinking fountains

137,000

Single-use plastic bottles collected and removed from the River Thames since 2016

94

Organisations and businesses working to remove single-use plastic water bottles

A roadmap for London

#OneLess has catalysed a change in the way Londoners drink water, from single-use plastic water bottles to refilling and reusing. However, we know that more action is needed to achieve the ambitious goal of permanently eliminating single-use plastic water bottles from London.

Our latest research has revealed some achievable and exciting opportunities for positive change that will enable London to continue along the road to becoming a more ocean-friendly city. Whether you’re a policy maker, a business or community group, here’s how you can further the movement and play your part.

Choose the sustainable way to drink water

PUBLIC FOUNTAINS

REFILLABLE BOTTLES

FREE WATER IN CAFES

DRINKABLE TAP WATER

A few tips for living a #OneLess lifestyle

  • Remember to carry a refillable bottle with you and fill it up before you leave the house.
  • If you don’t like the taste of tap water, there are plenty of refillable water bottles that come with a filter.
  • Download the Refill App to find your nearest refill point.
  • If you’re a customer in a bar, theatre, café or restaurant, you are legally entitled to ask for free drinking water.

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