Teenager launches petition to ban plastic water bottles

Tammie Waplington, 18, from North Walsham

Tammie Waplington, 18, from North Walsham has launched a petition to get the government to ban single-use plastic water bottles. - Credit: Tammie Waplington

A North Norfolk teenager has launched a petition lobbying the government to ban single-use plastic water bottles.

Tammie Waplington, 18, regularly does litter picks in and around her home town of North Walsham, but when the environmental activist noticed a large proportion of the waste she was collecting was plastic bottles she decided she needed to do something more.

Now, Miss Waplington has set-up a petition calling on the government to install water fountains around the UK to encourage people to move away from single-use plastic water bottles and towards more sustainable options.

She said plastic bottles and coffee cups where the most common items she picked up; "I pick up several plastic bottles every week, and due to the pandemic I’ve only been picking up litter in a small area.

"If we are going to really try to stop contributing to plastic pollution we need to start banning unnecessary single-use plastic items."

To sign Miss Waplington's petition visit: https://www.change.org/ban-plastic-water-bottles 

You may also want to watch:

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus