Refill – reducing plastic pollution

5 Mar, 2019

Refill is an award-winning campaign devised by City to Sea to prevent plastic pollution at source by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go than buy a single-use plastic bottle.

The campaign works by connecting people looking for water with thousands of Refill stations across the UK via a location-based app. Anyone can download the free app and find Refill Stations where they can refill for free on the go. Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses simply sign up to the app and put a sticker in their window – alerting passers-by that they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle.

With more than 16,000 Refill Stations and over 90,000 app downloads, they’ve proven that Refill has the power to create a tipping point in reducing plastic pollution at source. If all Refill stations are used just once a day, we’re stopping around 5 million plastic bottles at source in a year.

Making free tap water more widely available is a huge focus of the campaign, which is why Refill & ACoRP are working together to give local rail stations the opportunity to crowdfund for fountains in their station. We’re looking for a number of community rail stations who have the appetite to crowdfund for a fountain in their station.

Want to make a difference? Contact Nik ( to register your interest.

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