Plastic Free July was launched in 2011 by the Plastic Free Basis to work in the direction of the shared imaginative and prescient of a plastic-free future.
The theme for Plastic Free July 2023 is “small steps make a giant distinction.” To mark the event, we’re selling water fountains that may be discovered all through town – a easy approach everybody may help to scale back single-use plastic waste.
Water fountains in Brighton & Hove
Final yr, we put in consuming water stations at a number of areas throughout town to scale back our reliance on single-use plastic water bottles whereas offering residents and guests with quick access to free, wholesome consuming water on the go.
Water fountains and bottle filling factors will be discovered on the following areas:
- Hove Lawns
- Hove Lagoon skate park
- Churchill Sq.
- the North Gate of the Royal Pavilion
Bottle filling factors are additionally put in in entrance of Hove City Corridor and outdoors Brighton Station.
Every of the water shops is sterilised day by day however please do get in touch if you see they have been damaged or vandalised.
Environmental affect of plastic
Plastic manufacturing and burning plastic that can not be recycled produces dangerous greenhouse gases that contribute to local weather change.
If plastic manufacturing continues at present ranges, it’s estimated that these emissions will jeopardize efforts to stop international temperatures from rising greater than 1.5°C. This implies it’s essential that we cut back plastic waste to deal with to the local weather and biodiversity disaster.
Councillor Trevor Muten, Chair of the Transport and Sustainability Committee, stated: “Pointless plastic waste has a severe affect on our native setting.
“Single-use plastics have an effect on our seas, parks, and open areas by polluting habitats, endangering wildlife, and contributing to local weather change.
“We should work collectively as a metropolis to minimise plastic waste. This contains council-led initiatives like our consuming water stations, in addition to efforts from companies, communities, and people.”
The Residing Coast UNESCO Biosphere
The consuming water stations are co-branded with The Living Coast UNESCO Biosphere, which Brighton & Hove sits on the coronary heart of.
The Residing Coast was designated a Biosphere Area by UNESCO in 2014. This recognises the area’s excellent pure environments – the South Downs, the cities and the coast – and its capability to foster cross-sectoral cooperation for excellence in sustainable improvement.
The Residing Coast is of seven UNESCO Biospheres within the UK and certainly one of greater than 700 UNESCO Biospheres globally. Biospheres are studying websites for sustainable improvement, reconciling folks and nature.