The first of the new water refill stations aimed at tackling the problem of waste plastic bottles in Greystones is to be installed at the Church Road entrance to the Burnaby Park, adjacent to the new ‘Big Love’ bicycle parking area on Killincarrick Road.
In total four water refill stations will be located at strategic points throughout the town as part of the first phase of this joint initiative by Greystones Municipal District in partnership with Greystones Tidy Towns.
The two groups are working together with a local Greystones business, Identity Promotions, who are the Irish Ambassadors for Join The Pipe.
The venture is aimed at tackling the issue of plastic pollution by providing free drinking water bottle refill stations for the use and convenience of the public.
The objective is to reduce the amount of plastic drinking water bottles ending up in green areas, rivers and streams, on our beaches and in the sea.
On the back of the success of the reusable coffee cup campaign, it is intended to work with local businesses to introduce the sale of reusable drinking water bottles and phase out the sale of disposable drinking water bottles in shops around the town.
As well as having an environmental pay off, there is a benefit to the finances of local people, in providing free drinking water, whenever they want it. In addition, the income that Join the Pipe generate from the cost of their refill stations and multi-use bottles is used to set up drinking water projects in developing countries, bringing water to those without, thereby providing global humanitarian benefits.
It is hoped that people will be pleased with the water refill stations. Extra bicycle parking and water stations all help towards creating a healthier and greener Greystones.