P-05-847 Create water fountains in the centre of cities and towns to eliminate plastic waste



This petition was submitted by Tereza Tothova, having collected 149 signatures.


Text of Petition

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to consider creating and providing water fountains in the centre of cities and towns. The main purpose of this action would be to eliminate plastic waste. The number of single-use plastic bottles has dramatically risen in recent years and due to the slow recycling process, it is causing pollution of the environment, especially harming sea life.

Many people try to have a healthy lifestyle that includes drinking at least 2 litres of water every day. Therefore, reusable water bottles have become very popular and useful for keeping a human body hydrated all day. Installing water fountains in the city centres or other parts of cities and towns (Shopping centres, sports centres, colleges, cultural centres etc) would help with access to drinking water throughout the day. These water fountains would also create access to drinking water for homeless people.


To support the local economy in Wales, the water fountains could be sourced by Welsh mineral water companies.




Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff West
  • South Wales Central



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 25/06/2019.

The Committee considered further correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs outlining the action being taken by the Welsh Government in relation to Refill, and agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for raising this matter through the petitions process.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 27/11/2018.


Further information





Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 06/11/2018