Water Refill Point (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/19884
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What plans do you have for expanding the water refill scheme, in the light of its success and Green Alliance’s recent report (https://www.green-alliance.org.uk/resources/losing_the_bottle.pdf) emphasising the continued issue of single use plastic bottles?

Answer

Water Refill Point (3)

Water Refill Point (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am continuing to expand Refill London, which now includes over 2,500 refill points across the capital, by calling on more shops, businesses, tourist attractions and venues to offer free water refills to the public.

My officers are working with London and Partners to promote the scheme to their members and through Visit London to help expand awareness. They will also continue to work with TfL and other functional bodies, such as Public Health England to offer more refill points and promote the scheme through their summer hydration campaigns and heatwave alerts.

In addition to the drinking fountain programmes mentioned in Mayor's Question 2019/19882, my officers are currently exploring how drinking fountains can be installed in partnership with the other water companies that serve London.