Refill – German NGO
Refill is a German non-profit organization created in 2017 with the aim to reduce single-use plastic, particularly plastic beverage containers. Originally started in Hamburg, Refill Germany has now become a nationwide movement, found in over 50 cities.
It encourages restaurants to display a “Refill Station” sticker, which indicates that establishments that offer to fill any drinking bottles brought in with tap water free of charge. All participating stores can be found online on the website on an interactive map as well as via their app, “Karte von Morgen” (Map of Tomorrow), which also indicates the locations of shops offering packaging-free options and environmental initiatives.
The website also features a blog which raises awareness on a number of issues ranging from other reuse initiatives around the globe to guidelines for safe reuse during covid-19.