The battle of the bottle and tap - How do we transition to tap?
About this Event
The forum forms part of support for the Plastic Free City campaign and links with Plastic Free July and the Mayor of London’s Climate Action Week. This important networking event and forum with Q&A aims to highlight the challenges faced in eliminating unnecessary single use plastics. This first forum will focus on the challenge of changing the bottled water culture and links to the City of London’s installation of 10 new drinking water refill points as part of the PFC campaign.
The City has a programme to install up to 17 water refill points on the streets of the Square Mile by August 2019. How’s it going? What’s the results so far? The national Refill Campaign has over 140 retail outlets offering free water refill points in the Square Mile.
Business pledge signatories of the campaign supply staff and visitors with access to fresh clean drinking water, often chilled and in some cases even sparkling. They have made significant strides in reducing plastic waste, but the plastic water bottle culture appears to remain embedded in individuals and some changes can carry unintended consequences.
Given the enormity of the task what can we do to address the rising tide of plastics? Are our policies working? Behaviour change projects are notoriously difficulty to deliver. How can we improve them and make plastic water bottles a socially unacceptable alternative?
The event will be chaired by Jeremy Simons, Chairman of the Port Health & Enivornment Services City of London Corporation.
Rob Casey, Chairman, Technical Steering Group PFC (Fleet Warden, Water Conservators).
Dr. Weston Baxter, Assistant Professor at Imperial College London.
16:00-16:30 - Welcome
16:30-18:00 - Presentations and Q&A forum
18:00-19:00 - Networking
This event is open to businesses, employees, visitors and residents in the City of London.
Register on Eventbrite website and use the password: PlasticFreeCityJuly2019!