Businesses in Enfield are being encouraged to increase recycling and reduce single-use plastics by signing up to Refill London.
The aim of the scheme is to reduce the number of plastic water bottles thrown away each year, as well as encourage hydration.
A sticker can be displayed in the windows of businesses to let customers know that water is available for free, and restaurants and cafes with a publicly accessible tap can create a profile on the Refill London app.
Enfield has been awarded two Refill water fountains located at Enfield Town and Edmonton Green stations - by the Mayor of London and Thames Water - who have partnered to install a network of drinking water fountains in busy areas of London.
Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment and sustainability, Councillor Guney Dogan, said: “The average Londoner will use plastic water bottles 175 times every year. If the people of Enfield could commit to filling a reusable bottle, we could take a huge number of plastic bottles out of circulation. This would also mean fewer bottles littering the streets and our waterways.
“The participation of local businesses in the scheme is also key to its success. Businesses will not only be helping in our fight against plastic pollution, they will see higher footfall in their establishments – it’s a win-win collaboration.”
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