Free reusable water bottles available at The Glades

Free reusable water bottles available at The Glades

Free reusable water flasks will be available to visitors at The Glades Shopping Centre from this Sunday, as the centre shows its support for the global initiative, Earth Day.

Following the Bromley shopping centre’s announcement last month about plans to help the community reduce its consumption of single-use plastics, shoppers can collect an aluminium bottle from Guest Services on the upper mall near Marks & Spencer.

Kate Miller, General Manager of The Glades, explained that with the campaign theme for Earth Day 2018, which was on Sunday, 22 April, being a call to end plastic pollution, it was another fantastic opportunity to encourage the town to back the centre’s sustainability agenda.

She said: “The plastic crisis is having a detrimental effect on our oceans, the environment and our health on a significant scale. The Glades is raising awareness that if more and more of us can make a minor change – such as switching to an eco-friendly drinking bottle – it will make a huge difference.”

The Earth Day initiative launched in the US on 22 April 1970, with the Earth Day Network being the world’s largest environmental movement, which works with more than 50,000 partners across 195 countries to lift green issues onto the global stage.

Kate said the worldwide event is a great conversation starter and a brilliant opportunity for visitors to get involved. “The flask giveaway will help get the ball rolling on us all making a positive impact on the local environment. And, not forgetting that every single one of our cafés and restaurants will top up any bottle for free, whether a purchase is made or not.
“I think Earth Day is the perfect time for Bromley to make a promise that it will adopt some small measures to help make the town and planet a greener place.”

Hundreds of free aluminium bottles will be available from Guest Services located on the upper mall near Marks & Spencer at The Glades from Sunday, 22 April. Bottles are available on a first come, first served basis while stocks last and limited to one per person.