“This new public fountain will make it easier for Londoners to keep hydrated on the go without using single-use plastic water bottles, which could end up in the River Thames or our ocean,” said Dr Heather Koldeway, co-Director of the OneLess, campaign. Southwark council has introduced this idea of encouraging locals to re-use water bottles, using a new water fountain installed in Camberwell in a bid to stop plastic air pollution and have locals drink more water.
This new easy access, free to use, public fountain was first used by Cllr Richard Livingstone Cabinet Member for environment, transport and air quality and Alice Chamberlain Project Assistant for ‘One Less’ campaign, went on Monday to Camberwell Green to top up their bottles and introduce the fountain.
This fountain has been introduced through the London Drinking Fountain Foundation, they have been established by the Mayor of London and also OneLess, campaign who are run by Zoological Society of London.
This is not the first fountain to be introduced in the Southwark area, in fact there are already 31 around and a new one planned to be put at Guy’s Hospital. They are mostly put in parks, around leisure centres and libraries.