From this month, staff and guests to Canary Wharf will be capable to best up their water bottles at the pass, because of seven new water fill up stations being put in in Canary Wharf’s buying groceries department stores.  The first is now in motion in Canada Place, with the second one arriving in Cabot Place by means of the tip of this week and the remainder 5 to be put in from the start of September in Jubilee Place, Churchill Place and Crossrail Place.

The transfer is a part of Canary Wharf Group’s ongoing dedication to sustainability and the most recent initiative of their #BreakingThePlasticAddiction marketing campaign, which closing week noticed the Estate set to turn out to be a plastic-free business group, an initiative from Surfers Against Sewage.

The fill up stations are a part of a brand new breed of super-sturdy hygienic fountains provided by means of British company MIW Water Cooler Experts, which previous this 12 months helped identify the London Drinking Fountain Fund as a part of the #OneLess motion.  MIW was once additionally at the back of the ingesting fountains put in in Borough Market, London Zoo, Wimbledon Tennis Club and Heathrow Airport.

Some of the being worried statistics about plastic bottles come with:

  • There are 38.5 million plastic bottles purchased in the United Kingdom each day, however handiest simply over part are recycled, whilst 16 million are put into landfill, burnt or leak into the surroundings and oceans on a daily basis.
  • Plastic bottles can take as much as 450 years to damage down after they achieve the ocean.
  • Many of the preferred bottled water manufacturers ate up in the United Kingdom are transported masses of miles from their supply, contributing to the 350,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide launched into the ambience yearly by means of the bottled water business in the United Kingdom.

Steve Greig, co-managing director, Canary Wharf Management, mentioned: “After making Canary Wharf a clean coffee zone, tackling plastic straws, introducing a Deposit Return Scheme and set to become a plastic free commercial centre, this is a natural next step for us.  We hope this helps even more people make the switch to carrying a reusable bottle.  When you have an opportunity to save cost and the planet it’s an easy decision to make.”

Mike Winter, managing director of MIW Water Cooler Experts mentioned: “Responsible organisations like Canary Wharf Group are showing that where there’s a will there’s a way to tackle the scourge of plastic bottles.  The solution is as simple as it was in Victorian times, when you’d find a drinking fountain on every street corner.  The difference now is that the latest models of outdoor fountains are tougher, safer and more accessible than ever before.  This will be the first time fountains which can track usage are installed in UK shopping malls, so it will be exciting to see how many single-use water bottles we are able to replace with refills.”