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Plastic water bottles

Many people buy plastic water bottles when they’re out and about, only to discard them after one use. Buy a reusable water bottle and avoid single-use plastic.

What you can do

Choose to refuse single-use plastic drink bottles

How you can do it

Avoiding buying single-use plastic water bottles is as simple as carrying your own reusable alternative with you. Be sure to choose a socially-responsible and environmentally-friendly alternative, such as a reusable bottle made from stainless steel, glass, or safe aluminium.

If you do forget to bring your water bottle along with you, don’t panic. You can find a fountain, ask a cafe for a glass of water, or purchase a glass bottle of water and reuse it.

Taking the next steps:

Go further with your impact by encouraging and supporting businesses to provide refillable water stations.

You can also talk to school campuses about rethinking selling bottled water to their students.

And finally, don’t underestimate the impact of writing to your local government. Ask them to ban single-use plastic and hold manufacturers accountable by implementing extended producer responsibility schemes.

The impact

  • Reduce the pollution produced by plastic water bottles, which end up in landfills and impact millions of animals and habitats

More ideas

What others do

Glass of lemonade, bunch of straws and a plastic juice bottle

To find plastic free ideas, take the Plastic Free July challenge

Reusable carry bag, keep cups and bamboo cutlery
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