The average Londoner buys 175 plastic water bottles each year. Many of these end up in the River Thames, and ultimately flow out to the ocean. Once in the ocean, plastic remains there for hundreds – if not thousands – of years, killing marine creatures, spoiling our coastlines, and damaging livelihoods.
A rapidly growing movement of organisations and communities across the capital is taking action. These organisations and communities are going #OneLess and championing a new refill culture, where using a refillable water bottle is the new norm and where throwaway, single-use bottled water is a thing of the past.