We were so pleased to hear that the Refill UK Scheme was coming to Chichester and are delighted to be supporting the campaign.
The idea is to make it as easy as possible for people to refill their water bottles to help tackle plastic pollution in Chichester.
The exciting Refill Scheme officially launched on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at The Assembly Rooms in Chichester. The initiative aims to encourage participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums 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 water bottle for free.
The Chichester scheme has been launched by local campaigners, Diana Morgan from EcoStepbyStep, Amanda Hine from Message on a Bottle, Heather Barrie from Harrie’s Coffee and Christina Hall from Aqua Living.
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.
Refill Chichester builds on the success of Refill around the UK, which now boasts a network of over 16,000 Refill Stations.
We were more than happy to offer our support in promoting the new initiative and as well as sending out a press release to local contacts, we also invited press to the launch event, securing coverage in The Chichester Post and Chichester Observer. Spirit FM also interviewed various spokespeople including Louise Goldsmith of WSCC and Colin Hicks of Chichester BID.