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To: Sheffield City Council

Install water refill stations in Sheffield

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

Why is this important?

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. 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste. Research has found that more than 90% of bottled water brands contained microplastics. Single-use PET plastic water bottles take 400 years to decompose.

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 and diabetes 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.

Furthermore, single-use plastics cause deaths to 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million seabirds annually if these enter the waterways. Sheffield City Council can play their part and tackle the plastics crisis.

How it will be delivered

Handing in the petition at the Town Hall

Sheffield, UK

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2024-04-30 16:21:57 +0100

100 signatures reached

2024-01-24 07:40:18 +0000

50 signatures reached

2024-01-11 19:48:59 +0000

25 signatures reached

2024-01-04 16:22:26 +0000

10 signatures reached