TACKLING OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION AT SOURCE

#OneLess is changing the way Londoners drink water, from single-use plastic water bottles to refilling and reusing.

 
 

BRINGING BACK PUBLIC DRINKING FOUNTAINS

 
 

EMPOWERING BUSINESSES TO ELIMINATE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

 
 

INSPIRING THE PUBLIC TO CHANGE BEHAVIOUR

 
 

ENCOURAGING LONDONERS TO EMBRACE THEIR REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLES

 
 

MONITORING PLASTIC BOTTLE POLLUTION IN THE RIVER THAMES

 
 

INNOVATING NEW SOLUTIONS FOR LONDON

About us

#OneLess was established in 2016 to reduce London’s single-use plastic footprint and tackle ocean plastic pollution at source. London is an estuarine city, directly connected to the ocean via the River Thames, and our actions in this city profoundly impact the ocean. When we started in 2016, Londoners bought over a billion single-use plastic water bottles every year, with many of these making their way into the River Thames and potentially flowing out to the ocean.

Working with a rapidly growing movement of pioneering individuals, innovators, communities, businesses, NGOs, and policymakers, #OneLess is spearheading a change in the way Londoners access and drink water, from single-use plastic water bottles, to refilling and reusing. A new culture has arrived, with the number of people using a refillable water bottle higher than ever before, a growing citywide network of 150+ public drinking fountains, and 90+ organisations are actively working to encourage refilling and remove plastic water bottles from workplaces, venues, shops and supply chains.

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Like all of us, our refillable bottles have been stuck indoors for too long. As Londoners start to venture out and about again, our #LoveYourBottle campaign is renewing London’s commitment to tackling ocean plastic pollution by encouraging everyone to use their refillable water bottles!

Show your support and #LoveYourBottle

4,400,000

Single-use plastic water bottles eliminated from shops, events and supply chains in the last 5 years

736,087

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

114,670

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

90

#OneLess organisations working to remove single-use plastic water bottles from shops, workplaces and supply chains

Our flagship projects

#ONELESS PIONEER NETWORK

Join our network of 90+ organisations removing single-use plastic water bottles from workplaces, shops and supply chains.

'HELLO LONDON' CAMPAIGN

Learn about our ‘Hello London, Goodbye Ocean Plastic’ campaign, which influenced 5 million people to change behaviour in 2019.

LONDON'S FLAGSHIP DRINKING FOUNTAINS

Discover how we revived drinking fountains in London and influenced the Mayor’s decision to install more than 100 new fountains.

RIVER THAMES MONITORING

Find out more about our scientific research to understand and monitor the scale of the plastic pollution problem in the River Thames.

Get involved

Make the #OneLess pledge

Make a personal commitment today to protect our ocean.

Pledge to stop using single-use plastic water bottles in favour of sustainable alternatives by clicking the button below. Switch to using refillable bottles, drinking fountains, and tap water.

Make the pledge now

Join the #OneLess pioneer network

Eliminate single-use plastic water bottles from your organisation.

Join our fast-growing network of organisations that are taking action to remove single-use plastic water bottles and transition to refilling and reusing instead.

Join the network

Install a drinking fountain

Are you interested in installing your own drinking fountain?

Download our open access guide which offers an insight into our experience of installing 29 public drinking fountains across London, including our lessons learnt from the process.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

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