The true cost of plastic
The cost of plastic is huge - and we're not even referring to the cost of buying bottled drinks in the first place.
Scientists believe there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. In 2019, a young wale died with 88 pounds worth of plastic in it's stomach.
The process of making plastic isn't great for the environment either - every ton of plastic creates 3 tons of C02.
Refill on us instead
We know that one of the biggest barriers to stopping plastic waste is convenience.
That's why we're making it really simple to get a drink of good old tap water when you're out and about in Bristol.
Below, you can find a list of our 10 refill fountains across Bristol city centre. Just remember to pack your trusty reusable bottle and you're good to go!
Our 10 refill fountains in Bristol
The College Green
Download the refill app
City to Sea is a Bristol based not for-profit who aim to stop plastic pollution at source.
There are more than 400 refill locations to fill up your bottle across our service area.
Download the free refill app and next time you need a drink, instead of turning to a shop, explore the interactive map with your trust reusable bottle to refill on tap water,
"Often, people turn to bottled water out of convenience. As a local water company we want to reduce plastic waster by making tap water more publicly available on the go, to empower our community to opt for a reusable water bottle instead"
Mel Karam, CEO, Bristol Water
In loving memory:
The Jennings Project
Ali Jennings, our former Head of Communications, was passionate about bettering where we live and pioneered our water fountains and Water Bar.
Ali passed away in 2018. We are extremely proud to carry out the project in her legacy and Ali’s signature sits proudly on every new water fountain.
Back the tap!
Five reasons to think about what you drink
Bristolians are using 150 times more plastic than in the 70s (source: Bristol Waste)
Tap water is about a thousand times cheaper than bottled water
In blind taste tests, participants actually preferred the taste of tap water to bottled water
It takes twice as much water to make a plastic bottle than it does to refill it
It's the healthiest thing you can drink. In fact, if you drank a popular fizzy bottled drink every day instead, you'd consume 19 and a half bags of sugar over the year.
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Together For Good
Every month, we are giving away £500 to a local project or charity within our supply area.
Spawn to be Wild
Our legendary schools programme to bring eels back to our waters has won several awards.
The Water Bar
Our Water Bar has won multiple awards for it's interesting and unique concept.