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Install water fountains in Sheffield

We the undersigned petition the council to to install, maintain and signpost drinking water fountains in Sheffield to enable people to quench their thirst in a healthy and sustainable way.

Overall, UK consumers drink 2.5 million litres of bottled water a year.

Just over half of the UK population, or 51%, drink bottled water once a week or more

In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste.

Additional information: Health professionals tell us that the increased consumption of sugary drinks by children and young people is a significant factor in the alarming rise of obesity rates. Providing drinking water in parks and other places where children and young people play and congregate would be a great way to encourage hydration without damaging their health or the environment.

Started by: Greg Hewitt (Sheffield Action on Plastic)

This ePetition runs from 02/01/2024 to 31/12/2024.

11 people have signed this ePetition.