Single-use plastic water bottles are poisoning the ocean

Welcome to the refill revolution!

 
 
 
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Become part of the solution

Make a personal pledge to stop using single-use plastic water bottles
and instead use a refillable bottle

 

EXPLORE THE FACTS

Learn more about the impact that plastic pollution is having on the ocean and marine wildlife.

BECOME A TRENDSETTER

Join other organisations and communities across London that are championing a new refill culture.

LONDON’S REFILL REVOLUTION

Learn more about London’s transition to a city where using a refillable water bottle is the new norm.

LATEST NEWS STORIES

Explore our collection of news stories about plastic, the ocean and new innovations to tackle marine plastic pollution.

London-on-sea

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.
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#OneLess stories

LONDONERS CONDUCT MASS CENSUS OF PLASTIC BOTTLES ALONG RIVER THAMES IN THE WAKE OF SUMMER HEATWAVE

LONDONERS CONDUCT MASS CENSUS OF PLASTIC BOTTLES ALONG RIVER THAMES IN THE WAKE OF SUMMER HEATWAVE

VISIONS OF LONDON’S PLASTIC BOTTLE FREE FUTURE

VISIONS OF LONDON’S PLASTIC BOTTLE FREE FUTURE

THE REFILL REVOLUTION GAINS PACE

THE REFILL REVOLUTION GAINS PACE

CASE STUDY: 15HATFIELDS | LONDON’S MOST SUSTAINABLE EVENT VENUE

CASE STUDY: 15HATFIELDS | LONDON’S MOST SUSTAINABLE EVENT VENUE

#ONELESS LAUNCH PIONEER NETWORK

#ONELESS LAUNCH PIONEER NETWORK

#ONELESS TEAMS UP WITH MAYOR OF LONDON TO LAUNCH DRINKING FOUNTAIN INITIATIVE

#ONELESS TEAMS UP WITH MAYOR OF LONDON TO LAUNCH DRINKING FOUNTAIN INITIATIVE

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

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plastic bottles of water bought by the average Londoner annually

42,415

plastic bottles collected from the River Thames since April 2016

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organisations taking action to create a refill revolution in London

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