According to reports, due to concerns about water pollution, more and more people buy bottled water in modern times.
The global bottled water market is as high as 100 billion US dollars, and the proportion of bottled water in the world's drinking water exceeds 10% every year
In fact, the production of bottled water is very resource-intensive, and the plastic bottles of bottled water are generally thrown away after one-time use
Most plastics end up in landfills, waste incineration stations, or simply thrown away into ecosystems such as rivers, oceans, forests and farmland
Soft drink companies know that the bottled water business can make money, so companies such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been investing in bottled water, and local beverage manufacturers have also invested in producing a variety of bottled waters that claim to have different effects
The amount of discarded plastic bottles in the UK is also staggering, with 38.
5 million discarded a day, only half of which is recycled, and as many as 16 million plastic bottles end up in landfill, incineration or otherwise disposed of.
Once in the ocean, these plastic bottles require It takes up to 450 years to decompose
In order to solve the unnecessary consumption habits of human beings that are not environmentally friendly and wasteful, the British industrial organization Water UK aims to provide free drinking water stations in shops, coffee shops and enterprises in major cities and towns in the UK in 2021.
At that time, Water UK will not only provide fountains and drinking water stations.
In addition to the location's app, the business glass will also have directions to the nearest drinking station
After the water station installation plan was proposed a few years ago, there are now 1,600 drinking water stations in 13 towns and cities across the UK, including water companies in Norwich, Durham, Cornwall, Bristol and other cities
The Mayor of London also announced that 20 new fountains and new drinking stations will be built
Hundreds of drinking fountains were installed in the Victorian era to promote public health.
As part of the prohibition movement, many drinking fountains were installed outside pubs, but by the 1980s bottled water appeared, and the addition of drinking stations was not a municipal consideration
Former London mayor Boris Johnson also proposed adding water fountains in 2008, saying that there would be a "new era of public drinking fountains", but it was finally blocked by hygiene, budget cuts and commercial interests