Mapping water refill locations
This Bristol-based NGO City to Sea launched Refill, a campaign to help people live with less waste. It maps places where people can refill their water bottles and make the data easily accessible to the public.
Launched in 2015 with the goal of reducing the consumption of single use plastic bottles, the NGO encourages shops, restaurants and offices to refill drinking bottles with tap water free of charge. Those that do so are included in the Refill app, and are given a “Refill-Station” sticker that they can proudly display.
Originally launched for national use, the campaign has grown into a global movement, with local and international Refill schemes now present in over 20 countries all over the world (UK, Spain, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania).
With more than 280,000 Refill Stations accepting reusables globally and almost 400,000 app downloads, Refill has created a wave of change and prevented millions of pieces of plastic from entering our waste stream, protecting our oceans for future generations
Over 20,000 businesses are taking part. All participating outlets can be found through an app.