Green Issues - Drinking Fountains

Drinking Fountain in Hyde Park
 I have been working hard to either by restoration or introduction a network of publicly accessed Drinking Fountains. This serves the needs of both residents and visitors to the area, and provides a green alternative to bottle water. Drinking water from a fountain is 3,000 times greener than doing so by means of bottled water. The bottled water involves wasteful use of resources, pollution caused by delivery, disposal and collections, litter and encourages people to drink unhealthy sugar based drinks, when a drop of water would suffice.

I have campaigned via London Councils for this and Firmdale Hotels have agreed to put a drinking fountain into their new development. This will form a model of how we can move forward. The proposal has the support of various national bodies and was well received at the Conservative Party Conference by the relevant Ministers.

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