Mapping water refill locations
This Bristol-based NGO Refill 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). Over 20,000 businesses are taking part. All participating outlets can be found through an app.