Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Sea-Changers and Bunzl plc have joined forces to promote reducing single use plastic by installing a new coastal water fountain at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve. Visitors will now be able refill their drinks bottles no matter when they visit the reserve.
The official opening of the water bottle filling station took place on Tuesday 31st May at Gibraltar Point with representatives from all three organisations present. It was also great to welcome the prize winners of their joint art competition which aims to raise awareness of how litter is affecting the local environment and wildlife near where people live.
Photograph of art competition award winners with Vicki Bush from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Julia Mamalis from Bunzl plc and Rachel Lopata from Sea-Changers.
Selected artworks from the competition will be displayed at Gibraltar Point’s Nature Centre from Saturday 28 May and Sunday 5 June 2022
James Pitcher Head of Sustainability at Bunzl plc said: “We know that communities in which our businesses operate around the world all want to find ways to protect our environment and to make better use of natural resources. That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting this initiative and are looking forward to seeing more water bottle refill stations installed around the UK coast.”
Helen Webb, Co-Founder of Sea-Changers said: “As a Marine Conversation Charity we are working tirelessly for the protection of the marine environment. By reducing single use plastics being consumed we can work towards eliminating plastic waste. It’s fantastic that the Coastal Fountain Fund Grant has enabled this new refill point and we hope it is used by many visitors each year.”
Vicki Bush, Senior Education & Community Officer at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve said:
“The art competition was an opportunity for children and adults to showcase their creativity. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken part and are delighted to be able to display some of them in our exhibition. We hope that it will inspire others to think about the impact of litter on wildlife.”