Refill Horsham District is here!
Refill has come to Horsham District! The Refill campaign aims to make filling up your reusable water bottle as easy and convenient as possible. By encouraging more businesses to offer free tap water refills and promoting the installation of water fountains, it hopes to convince people to refill rather than buying single use plastic bottles.
The campaign was started in Bristol in September 2015 by City to Sea who campaign on plastic pollution, and there are now over 10,000 Refill Stations around the UK. The idea, like most of the best ones, is simple – promote refilling a water bottle and cut the number of plastic bottles being thrown away. With millions of plastic bottles being used daily across the UK, and almost half of them not being recycled, the potential impact is huge.
The Kinder Living Team were delighted to be invited to set up Refill Horsham District. We’re working closely with www.refill.org, Horsham District Council, West Sussex County Council and Southern Water to bring the campaign to the area.
The support from local businesses has been fantastic and we’ve had so much positive response from the public that it’s a joy to run the scheme. We hope you enjoy a few photos from our Refill adventures so far, and some tips on how to take part.
Download the Refill App
If you have a smartphone, you can download the Refill App. It’s free of charge and will show you all the places in the UK where you can get a free tap water refill for your water bottle.
Carry a water bottle
You can barely buy a couple of 500ml bottles of water for the cost of a whole cubic metre of tap water, which is 2000 x 500ml!!
So if you don’t already own a water bottle, spending a few pounds on one to save buying bottled water is an absolute no-brainer.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for chances to win one of our lovely limited edition Refill / Kinder Living Chilly’s bottles!
Sign your business up as a Refill Station
Do you run a business where you could offer free tap water refills to members of the public who come in with their water bottle?
You may even do it already, so why not be part of Refill Horsham District and show people you care about the planet?
Signing up is easy – just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange for one of the team to pop in, sign you up and take a couple of photos. It’s quick, easy and we’d love to add you to our growing family of Refill Stations.