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FRANK Water goes single-use plastic free & launches #PledgeToRefill campaign
From 24th May 2017, FRANK Water will no longer sell bottled water in single-use plastic bottles.
Single-use plastic bottles, usually made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), make up the largest proportion of plastic bottle waste in the UK. Only 57% is collected for recycling* and the rest is sent to landfill or ends up as litter, polluting our planet. This compelling evidence and the growing movement to end plastic waste worldwide has compounded FRANK Water’s decision to stop selling water in single-use plastic bottles and to work with our stockists and supporters to offer more sustainable drinking water solutions.
To mark this milestone, we're launching our #PledgeToRefill campaign to call on you, our supporters to carry a refillable water bottle, removing the need to purchase water (or other drinks) in single-use plastic bottles.
On 10th March 2017, FRANK Water celebrated its 12th birthday! Over the last 12 months we've supported communities to build gravity fed water systems, install bore wells and pumps, delivered workshops in handwashing, hygiene, rooftop rainwater harvesting and filtration. We've helped families claim their rights to land, sanitation and education. Read our annual report for more.
Calling all Young Poets!
We're on the hunt for primary schools to take part in our new and exciting poetry project. With help from the UK's Green Poet, Martin Kiszko, we want YOU to write Bristol's first epic poem, entitled King FRANK and the Knights of the Eco-Quest! Take part in interactive poetry workshops, access special online resources and contribute to a published poem!
FRANK Water starts work in Nepal!
It's taken months of knowledge gathering, shortlists and a field visit to reach this point but from April 2017, FRANK Water is working to provide access to safe water & sanitation to the village of Lakuribhanjyang in the Lalitpur district of Nepal. In his blog, Programme Advisor, Sachin tells Nepal's development story whilst Praveena, our Programme Coordinator talks more about the decision making process plus her impressions of Nepal and its need for safe water.