In the UK, 7.7 billion plastic bottles of water are purchased each year – that’s over 20 million a day. Although we do great work across our centres in recycling, the best approach is for us to reduce this waste to begin with. On average, only half of the water bottles purchased in the UK get recycled. The rest are burned, sent to landfill or end up in our ecosystems. This contributes to the eight million tonnes of plastic which enter our oceans each year.
It is for this reason we are keen to allow our customers to refill their water bottles at the following locations around Braintree Village: