June 19th is National Refill Day. What is National Refill Day you ask? It’s a national campaign, organised byRefill.org
to raise public awareness about plastic pollution and help to prevent millions of single-use plastic bottles from polluting our streets and oceans. The campaign, now in its second year, made a big splash in 2018 when it attracted the attention of DEFRA, the Environment Agency, MPs, various campaigners and celebrities such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
We’re also helping you to celebrate with
a special discount on all our water bottles -
read (or scroll) to the bottom of the blog to find out more!
Carry your water bottle with pride!
“Approximately 13 billion plastic bottles
are used each year in the UK.
Only 7.5 billion are recycled.”
As well as raising awareness about the millions of single-use plastic bottles that pollute our environment the campaign wants to make carrying a reusable water bottle a social norm. It also wants to make sure that everyone knows how easy it is to find free drinking water by using the Refill app or looking out for the Refill symbol.
How to join the campaign
As well as carrying your reusable water bottle with pride, you can join the campaign on social media with the #GotTheBottle. You can also check out the National Refill Schemes taking place near you, or find out information on how to start your own. SeeRefill.org here for more info.
What difference does it make?
It’s easy to feel powerless when faced with the scale of single-use plastic bottle pollution. All movements start with individuals though. Carrying your reusable water bottle with pride, refilling it rather than buying single-use plastic bottles and spreading the word does make a difference. If just one in ten Brits refilled bottles just once a week, we would reduce the number of plastic bottles being used by 340 million every year.
“Globally, we buy one million plastic bottles every minute.
Think about that.”
Don’t replace plastic with more plastic!
Big companies are cashing in on the backlash against single-use plastic bottles by offering reusable bottles made of...plastic! That’s right, replacing single-use plastic bottles with more plastic bottles. While it does reduce the amount of plastic in the oceans, it is still plastic.
Choose stainless steel
Stainless steel beats plastic or aluminum hands down for your water bottle. Always free fromharmful BPA chemicals stainless steel water bottles are the most durable, safest and are 100% recyclable at the end of their long life.
Join the refill revolution -
special Discount for Refill Day
To celebrate refill day we are offering an exclusive 10% discount on all our water bottles this week, Including our newest addition to our product range; our insulated 500ml water bottle.
The offer will run from today till midnight on the 19th of June. Choose from either oursingle wall 800ml bottle or oursingle wall 500ml bottle, or our new insulated 500ml bottle. Just enter REFILL10 at the checkout.
Join the refill revolution and start reducing plastic pollution today!