Eunomia staff celebrated opening of Bristol’s second free drinking water fountain and bottle refill station – paid for through Eunomia’s carbon offsetting fund – with a sun-drenched evening of drinks and games.
While staff lifted their Eunomia-branded KeepCups to toast the new fountain, it wasn’t just water on offer – Eunomia’s traditional summertime tipple of Pimms was also flowing in abundance. These lubrications helped along another summertime tradition, as staff enjoyed a few friendly games of Petanque, a French ball game similar to Boules. An annual Petanque league is held by the companies situated on Bristol’s historic Queen Square, where both the fountain and Eunomia’s Bristol office are located. This year, players will have a new way of remaining hydrated between matches!
The water fountain was officially opened by Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees on Wednesday 26th April 2017, and was made possible through a partnership between Eunomia, Bristol Waste, Bristol City Council and Bristol Water. As well as bringing a free hydration point to the square, the fountain supports Refill Bristol, a network of free bottle refill points in Bristol’s shops, cafes and businesses set up by campaigners City to Sea in 2015. Refill’s aim is to reduce the number of plastic bottles and bottle tops ending up in the ocean, while keeping the public healthy and hydrated, and it is hoped that the fountain will also help to reduce plastic litter on and around Queen Square.