04 Feb REFILL REVOLUTION COMES TO SOUTHEND
A new drinking water scheme to reduce plastic pollution and help people stay hydrated on the go is set to make waves in Southend.
Refill is a national campaign led by plastic pollution campaign group City to Sea which aims to provide a network of cafes, shops, hotels and other businesses that will refill reusable water bottles for free – reducing our reliance on single use plastics.
Participating businesses can register on the Refill app and display a sticker in their window to show that they offer free tap water. The app also allows users to locate their nearest Refill station, so all they need to do is remember to carry a reusable bottle to stay topped up on the move.
Essex & Suffolk Water has joined forces with Refill Local Champion Win O’Sullivan, Southend BID and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to launch Refill Southend and encourage local businesses in the town to become Refill stations.
A launch event was held at the Royals Shopping Centre in Southend on Thursday 31 January, giving people the opportunity to find out more about Refill.