Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing Refill Stations on every street.
Here in the UK, the average household uses 480 plastic bottles a year, but only recycles 270 of them – meaning nearly half (44%) are NOT put in the recycling. This means that nationally, of the over 35 million plastic bottles being used every day in the UK, nearly 16 million plastic bottles aren’t being put out for recycling.
If just one in ten in the UK refilled once a week, we’d have 340 million less plastic bottles a year in circulation!
We know water fountains can be expensive to install and maintain, so now friendly cafes, shops, hotels and businesses are welcoming you in to refill your water bottle – for free! Refill is currently happening around the UK, incuding right here in King’s Lynn.
How does it work? Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses simply put a sticker in their window – alerting passers-by to the fact they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle – for free!
There is an ever growing list of Refill stations in King’s Lynn Town Centre thanks to local Refill Ambassador Erna Gotyar
Grab your resusable bottle and head to the following places to top up!
- Costa – Vancouver Quarter
Tourist Information Centre – Customs House
Christina’s Cafe – Tower Street
Marriott’s – South Quay
The Globe Hotel – Tuesday Market Place
The Pretty Little Teashop – Norfolk Street
Bank House Hotel – King Staithe Square
Golding’s – Saturday Market Place
The Cafe at The Walks
Alive Corn Exchange – Tuesday Market Place
K’s Market – King Street
AMA Waste Management – North Lynn Business Village
Follow Refill King’s Lynn on Twitter @refillkingslynn
Download the free Refill rewards app to see where you can Refill on the go, or add new places to Refill yourself!
If you have a business and are interested in signing up or if you would like to volunteer – please contact Erna – firstname.lastname@example.org