Refill Revolution comes to Pontyclun

Refill Pontyclun launches for national Refill day 2019

Refill Pontyclun is on a mission to make refilling your water bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible, by introducing Refill Stations across the Community. To coincide with National Refill day, 19th June 2019 an exciting Refill Scheme has launched in Pontyclun which encourages participating shops, bars and other businesses to sign up to the free Refill app and put a sticker in their window alerting passers-by to the fact they’re welcome to fill up their bottle for free. The average adult buys more than 3 plastic water bottles every week* - a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste ending up in our oceans. City to Sea, a not-for-profit organisation headed by entrepreneur Natalie Fee, launched the award-winning Refill Scheme in 2015. Now being rolled out nationwide with full support of Welsh Government and water companies D?r Cymru and Hafren Dyfrdwy, Refill will substantially increase the availability of high quality drinking water. Paul Griffiths Chair of Pontyclun Community Council, who are launching Refill Pontyclun, explains why both businesses and residents should get involved: “Here in Pontyclun we’re rightly proud of the great Community we have. Plastics, including single-use plastic bottles, are now one of the most frequently found type of litter and you don’t have to look far to find them littering our streets and green spaces too.” Paul added, “Refill Pontyclun gives us all the opportunity to help make this type of litter a thing of the past at the same time as saving money. It’s good business sense as well, as customers view businesses that provide free water refills more favourably and are more likely to return to them to make future purchases.” Refill Pontyclun is being supported by the School and Pupils of YGGG Llantrisant and many local businesses. If you are a local business who would like to join the scheme then contact the Community Council on 01443 238500 or e-mail clerk@pontyclun-cc.gov.wales Refill Pontyclun builds on the success of Refill around the UK, which now boasts a network of over 13,000 Refill Stations. 

Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 1:12:37 PM