Refill Refreshed! Reducing more packaging from 1st October

Businesses, News, Third Sector – Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The award-winning Refill campaign is expanding on 1st October to help tackle the problem of packaging.

  • The Refill campaign which has already saved 100 million pieces of plastic from our oceans expands, is to become the world’s first dedicated app to help people find locations to reuse and refill.
  • Refill will now help people in Camden live with less plastic by making it easier to eat, drink and shop packaging-free.
  • Morrisons, LUSH and Costa are amongst some of the brands signed up to the campaign

Plastic pollution campaigning organisation, City to Sea are taking the award-winning Refill campaign to the next level. Effective from 1st October people in will be able to use the free app to find places to refill their coffee cup, lunchbox, groceries and even cleaning products and toiletries, making it the world’s first dedicated app to helping people find where they can bring their own containers and refill – shunning single-use plastic for good. It will also highlight discounts available, rewarding consumers for reducing packaging.

In 2019 research revealed that 75% of the British public bought their lunch on-the-go each day generating a mind-blowing 11 billion items of packaging waste a year – that’s a whopping 276 items per person every year!

Packaging from take-away food and drinks is a leading villain in the fight against plastic pollution and items like coffee cups and take-away containers are consistently in the top 10 items found on beaches around the world9.  A global report launched in August revealed that food wrappers are now the most found item on beaches around the world overtaking cigarettes for the first time.

Download the free app to find out where to refill: https://refill.org.uk/get-the-refill-app/

Or are you a business and would like to take part? Add a station via the City to Sea website: https://www.refill.org.uk/get-involved/add-refill-station/