Imagine a line of plastic bottles stretching all the way from Bristol to Cardiff.
This is the amount of plastic bottles Bristol Water has committed to save this year – starting from this bank holiday Monday. The pop-up Bristol Water Bar will tour across local festivals in a bid to fight against plastic waste, starting at the North Somerset Show this Monday 6 May. Ben Newby, Bristol Water’s Chief Customer Officer, said: “Every piece of plastic we have ever touched still exists somewhere on this earth and by 2050, it is predicted that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. “Our mission is to stop this from happening, combating plastic waste by making water more publicly available for all. “We have some of the best tap water in the world, it is 1,000 times cheaper than bottled water and the healthiest thing you can drink. “The return of the Water Bar is just the very start. This summer we will be making water even more available across Bristol in a project we will be announcing soon which will see us save more than 50 miles worth of plastic bottles.” The Water Bar, which was launched in 2016, will tour across festivals this summer including Keynsham Music Festival, ValleyFest, Bristol Festival of Nature and Bristol Pride.”