Free refills: Water industry taps in to new plan to cut plastic bottle use

Madeleine Cuff
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Borough Market in London has introduced free public drinking fountains and phased out the sale of plastic water bottles | Credit: Borough Market
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Borough Market in London has introduced free public drinking fountains and phased out the sale of plastic water bottles | Credit: Borough Market

Whitbread promises to create network of 3,000 water refill sites, as campaign aimed at tackling plastic bottle waste steps up a gear

People across England will soon be able to refill their water bottles for free in shops, cafes and local business, under new plans from the water industry to create a national network of free drinking...

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