We installed London’s first modern network of drinking fountains, which refill 30,000 bottles a month. Their success has led to a spike in fountain installations with hundreds more fountains being installed across London.
We’ve built strong relationships with City Hall, informing the current London Environment Strategy and influencing the Mayor’s decision to invest £5 million into the expansion of drinking fountains alongside Thames Water.
We’ve built a network of 90 organisations, which are reducing single-use plastic water bottle use and choosing more sustainable ways to drink water. Together they’ve eliminated over 4 million single-use plastic water bottles.
We ran a design challenge, working with 17 designers to develop creative solutions to ignite a culture shift away from single-use plastic water bottles.
Since April 2016 we’ve carried out 893 bottle clean-ups on the River Thames with 200 citizen scientists, helping us understand the plastic pollution problem.
Our 2019 ‘Hello London, Goodbye Ocean Plastic’ campaign reached 5 million people. 1 in 3 Londoners who saw it said they were more likely to stop buying plastic water bottles.
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The #OneLess pioneers are invited to join one or more of our informal working groups. These groups are focused on themes that matter to you.
Coordinating communications, advocacy efforts, and the way we target policy makers
Rebranding tap water, refillable water bottles, and drinking fountains
Creating case studies that document change, record impact data, and demonstrate the business case
Exploring joined-up infrastructure solutions, including digital platforms and drinking fountains
We convene and facilitate these groups to provide a space for collaborative working towards common goals. They provide a platform for you to work with other stakeholders, to learn from each other, and to build partnerships and collaborations. The work of each working group is shaped by its participants.
We host an annual learning event for the #OneLess pioneers, where we reflect on what has been achieved, consolidate and share our learning, look ahead to what is needed next, and keep building connections to tackle common barriers and opportunities.
The #OneLess pioneers also have access to a series of informal and informative webinars throughout the year.
The #OneLess pioneer network provides access to a strong network of organisations and businesses across London, all of which are acting to reduce bottled water and encourage refilling.