Episode 9 – Where’s My Water Fountain? – The Problem of Bottled Water – Justine Rose, Water For London

Plastic waste has got a lot of press lately due to it being quite a tangible environmental problem. It is much easier to imagine the impact of plastic floating about in the ocean than an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

But the one source of plastic that has to be the most ridiculous is bottled water. And this is especially true in the UK where we have clean and drinkable tap water. So why is it still lining every shop fridge and supermarket aisle in the country?

This episode interviewee is part of a volunteer organisation Water for London. They are starting with the biggest city in the UK to try and tackle this problem by getting more water fountains installed across the city. They are doing this by focussing on the places where you get large numbers of people a lot of the time: train and underground stations.

My conversation with Justine starts with bottled water but as she is a sustainability blogger herself, we then move on to talk about other waste issues, palm oil and even minimalism.

This is a bit of a longer episode than usual but I hope its worth staying till the end.


Water for London are on Twitter @waterforlondon if you want to tweet a ‘thirsty selfie’ and their website is www.waterforlondon.org

You can find Justine’s Blog at https://www.littlegreenduckie.com/

The piece she mentions on bulk stores: https://www.littlegreenduckie.com/food/food-shop-less-packaging/ and


Rob Wreglesworth

Rob is the head writer at Innovate Eco sharing knowledge and passion cultivated over 10 years working in the Environmental Sector. He is on a mission to build a community of people that are passionate about solving environmental problems.

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