#OneLess toolkit: applying systems change approaches to tackle plastic pollution at the source

#OneLess has bottled the lessons from its success in shifting the way Londoners drink water from single-use plastic water bottles to refilling and reusing. Out this week, the #OneLess ‘Practical guide for tackling ocean pollution at source’ sets out how the campaign has catalysed change at multiple levels across the ‘hydration system’ in London in collaboration with other partners. Using a systems change and values-based approach, which is core to the work we’ve supported through our Valuing the Ocean programme, #OneLess has influenced policy, improved drinking water infrastructure and increased investment in alternatives, working with businesses across the capital, and connecting Londoners to the value of the ocean. As a result, the Mayor of London has committed £5 million to refill infrastructure; #OneLess Pioneer Network members have removed more than 5 million single-use plastic water bottles and 9 million single-use plastic items from their operations; and so far, the equivalent of 829,000 water bottles have been dispensed from newly installed drinking fountains.

The #OneLess ‘toolkit’ is a practical guide designed to support and enable others in applying systems change approaches to their own environmental challenges. To find out more, you can also join a free #OneLess webinar, hear from special guest speakers and connect with like-minded organisations tackling systemic environmental challenges.

Webinar: Applying systems change approaches: Learning from #OneLess London.
To welcome audiences from different time zones, #OneLess will be running the webinar twice and invite you to join the option that best suits you.

22 September: 08:00 – 09:15 (BST)    OR    28 September: 14:30 – 15:45 (BST)

  Access the toolkit Register for the free webinar  
Updated on 04 january 2022

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