LAST month, Bristol Airport installed six new water stations, increasing the total number in the terminal to 13, Annelise Furniss writes.

Already, this has saved over 34,000 plastic water bottles from being sent to landfill.

The water refill stations have been installed adjacent to Boots in the Departure Lounge and by gates 7, 12, and 34, making it easier for both customers and colleagues to reuse their water bottles.

Richard Thomasson, head of Customer Operations at Bristol Airport, said: “The roll out of the new water refill stations across the terminal is another step in helping customers use less single-use plastic and to enjoy free drinking water on the go.

"To see 34,000 plastic water bottles in the first week being saved from being sent to a landfill site is an incredible stat and we encourage all customers to use these new water stations.

“We’re seeing more customers carry a reusable water bottle through security and we are committed to provide an increased service for free water refills to help people save money as well as helping out the environment.”