Share Discovery Village have become an official Refill Station to help stop the pollution of our streets, lakes and oceans with plastic bottles. We are proud to be openly offering free water refills to anyone using a reusable bottle in order to encourage our customers to not use single-use bottles.
What is the Refill Campaign
Refill is an award winning campaign designed to help you reduce your plastic pollution, by making it easier to refill your reusable water bottle instead of buying a plastic one.
Some of the stats regarding the use of plastic bottles were what made SHARE sign up to the revolution. CEO, Peter McEvoy commented, “It was quite shocking to find out that the average person in the UK will use 150 plastic water bottles every year. If just one in ten people refilled once a week, we’d have 340 million less plastic bottles a year in circulation. Our leisure suite staff alerted us to the campaign and noted that the majority of our members used single-use bottles that were getting thrown out after sessions. Some members would ask for us to refill their bottle so we thought it would be a great idea to become an official Refill Station to try and encourage everyone attending the leisure suite to do their bit and use a reusable bottle.
So far it has been encouraging and Leisure Suite staff member Susan Hall has already seen an increase in the number of people using reusable bottles at the centre. Susan commented, “Since we got the sign on the door and mentioned it to our regular members, we have noticed several of them now ditching the plastic bottles and coming to ask us for a refill with their reusable bottles – it’s great to see!”
National Refill Day is on June 19th and the campaign is encouraging everyone to go public if they have #GotTheBottle to help create a new social norm for carrying a reusable water bottle and making sure everyone, everywhere knows how easy it is to find free drinking water with Refill.
How to become a Refill Station
Any business can become a station and in order to get involved, go to Refill’s website and register your company:
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