It was a great pleasure to attend the launch of the first Water Wisdom Day at Lydney Harbour last week.
Suntory (SBF), owner of Lucozade and Ribena, has partnered with Severn Rivers Trust, the only charitable trust that covers the whole of the UK’s longest river, to launch its Water Wisdom Days across the UK. The new pilot programme is inspired by the water education projects created by SBF GB&I’s parent company, Suntory Group in Japan.
Suntory’s commitment to world-class production methods and sustainability is already well known in the Forest of Dean. Suntory’s confidence in the flagship Coleford factory’s skilled workforce has been demonstrated by a £13 million high-speed filling line. The line requires up to 40% less water to bottle each one of its drinks, while 60% of all water is sourced from on-site boreholes. The site also has a new water recovery unit that stops wastage by recovering, treating and reusing any excess water.
The partnership between Suntory and the Severn Rivers Trust brought the Water Wisdom Day concept to Lydney and I hope those that attended had fun, as well as learning more about protecting our environment. If you would like to get involved with a future Water Wisdom Day or learn more about their work, please visit the Severn Rivers Trust website.