World Water Day, 22 March

Photo by Imani on Unsplash

In partnership with the The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators, Guildhall Yard will host a Magic Tap which will demonstrate the growing links between technology and recycling as the City of London pledges to become plastic free.

With the full support of the Lord Mayor, Alderman Peter Estlin, the “Taking Control of your Environment” initiative, in co-operation with the City of London’s “Plastic Free City” campaign, will focus attention on three key areas:

  • using water wisely
  • what not to put down your drain, and
  • plastic waste in rivers and oceans.

The event launches at noon. As well as launching competitions for schools and City businesses, a wide range of exhibits will be on display until 2.00pm, including:

  • the “magic tap” (demonstrating technology and recycling)
  • four Plastic Free City Supporter Hot Food Stalls including: Pan Asian, French Beef, British Duck and a Vegan Stand
  • Two of the Chefs recently featured in the BBC Million Pound Menu TV programme
  • a sludge tanker and pressure cleaner demonstrating the problem of fats and wet wipes in sewers
  • bales of plastics for recycling showing the importance of reducing single use plastic
  • City Corporation Plastics Free City exhibition stand with opportunity for individuals and organisations to sign the pledge
  • Thames Water exhibition stand, showing their initiatives on using water wisely, what not “to flush”, and the impact of single use plastics
  • Schools exhibition, showing the use of single use plastics in the creation of art and on the impact of plastic waste on wildlife, particularly endangered species of seabirds
  • Thames 21 & OneLess Campaign stand: New on Foreshore Clean-Ups and (in the Crypt) the screening of an award winning film highlighting marine plastic pollutants
  • Clean City Awards and Clean Streets Partnership joint stand
  • Cheapside Business Alliance stand.

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