ePetition - Water Fountains To Reduce Rubbish and Pollution

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Water Fountains To Reduce Rubbish and Pollution

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to provide research into a full costing for setting up 6 simple drinking “fountains” (taps) capable of being used to fill bottles around the town in order to attempt to reduce the excessive use of plastic in purchased water bottles and the consequent pollution and cost of rubbish disposal. Such a costing should take into account any savings from reduced rubbish as well as the construction and running costs of each fountain and could exact a small levy on supermarket rent and rates to contribute to the running costs.

In this way we can plan a future where no water is sold in bottles in Brighton and people carry a bottle knowing there are multiple water refill points throughout the city. The fountains could be made into more elaborate and ornamental structures through crowd funding which would add to the charm of the town and contribute to reduced litter in the streets, beaches and countryside.

Started by: Charles Ross

This ePetition ran from 05/06/2017 to 01/11/2017 and has now finished.

2613 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Response provided by the Chair of the Policy, Resources & Growth Committee at their meeting 30 November 2017:

“Members will note that Council has asked us to consider receiving a report on the costings to introduce and public health costs associated with public water fountains.
I propose that we agree to the request and receive a report to a future meeting, does Committee agree?”

 


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